Life at the Movies

Marriage is one the fundamental institutions because this is where lives are nurtured for the wider world. It is no wonder that it is played on the screen, being so pivotal. There are good and bad marriages, sad and happy marriages. We can all agree that no relationship and family is perfect, but marriages at…

Saving the world, yeah! I don’t usually come out with exclamatory things like that, but I may feel them. In the vein of Flash Gordon (which I have been listening to recently—the 1980 soundtrack is awe-inspiring) and zillions of other ‘saving the world’ films comes Power Rangers (PG-13) this weekend. I have never been a…

Divorce was less acceptable in the 1940’s and 50’s, but is more acceptable today. Divorce situations in movies are commonplace. However, many classical Hollywood stars during the early and mid 1900’s and beyond were getting divorced several times though divorce was scandalous. My impression is that there are too many divorce scenarios at the movies…

Another of the family films with a world beneath the world, The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008) is decently filmed, well-told, with good visual effects. Some scenes are too scary for very young folk and some magic may be off-putting. The film is ten years old so is available for home viewing. It’s one of the better…

Year: 2016, DVD released February 28, 2017 (North America) In my previous post on Doctor Strange I described the spiritual journey that this film raises, just the spiritual journey. In today’s post I am asking, first of all, what sort of spirituality do we have with Doctor Strange? It has been described as sorcery. Somewhere…

Playing the Men in Black theme song back to back with Sting’s Fields of Gold is an interesting juxtaposition. It impressed me with a theme of memory. How there is negative stuff in memory, but how it can be wiped clean, to bring a whole new outlook, like walking in fields of gold. Negative memory…

I left chess to the experts who filled up a classroom during the lunch hour chess club. I doubt there were many masters there, if any, but I wouldn’t want to play any of them, in case I got whipped. Disney’s Queen of Katwe (2016; out now on DVD) is a true story about a…

The well-used X-Men theme of good people caught up in a bad world is treated with grit, dirt and no polish in the latest X-Men movie, Logan. Theme Previous X-Men movies have put mutants, who are otherwise human in quite a few respects, as outsiders in a world that discriminates against them. The good mutants…

A reboot of Garfield is “in development” with a Hollywood studio. So why not look back at a previous movie incarnation of the beloved cat, the live action animated Garfield (2004), which spawned a 2006 sequel. Before the movies, the fat cat Garfield has been around for decades. He is the center of attention (probably…

The Oscar ceremony of 2017, February 26, celebrates the best of 2016 film according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (is not the academy of fine arts and sciences, fine arts being another field of art.). The Oscars this year was predictable, with La La Land winning most, a total of six…

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Peter Veugelaers

I’m a blogger, and writer for faith-based, mainstream, and alternative publications, in the form of articles, inspiration, and film reviews and commentaries. I enjoy catching up with sport, listening to music, buying a coffee, and keeping an eye on current events. First ‘awesome’ movie moment was Raiders of the Lost Ark. Amadeus, first ‘serious’ film. A 3 star rating out of 5 stars is above average from me.

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