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Unbroken: Path to Redemption (Review and Giveaway)

Everyone knows the movie Unbroken about Louis Zamperini’s that came out in based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand. If you only saw the movie, you may not know is there is more to his story, Unbroken: Path to Redemption is a look at what happened next. On September 14th, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION by Pure Flix films hits the big screen. I was blessed with the opportunity to not only watch the movie early but also give away Fandango movie passes for some of my readers to get to see it for free between now and Oct 14th or until UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is no longer in theaters whichever happens first. Honestly, I was not sure what to expect from a follow up film to one that was so epic in the lives it impacted as Unbroken. I will say (without giving too much away), that this film can stand on it’s own merits. Even for those that somehow missed the first film, they will be able to dive right into where the film picks up. By the end of the film will likely want to see the first one if they had not yet. Those that saw the first installment of Unbroken, know that this is a different chapter in Louis’ life that might catch some by surprise. The battles and demons that he fought as a POW carried over to when he is home. During his time of fame and what should have been the best years of his life, he […]

Do You Believe? Movie Review

Do You Believe takes 12 lives on separate paths that all converge at the foot of the cross.

Pure Flix films has once again made a movie to make Christians and non-Christians alike, evaluate and ask themselves the question “Do you Believe?” Undaunted by the reviews that came out earlier this week from the mainstream media, I took my family to see the movie. The theater as many Christian films these days was not that full. Disappointed but not surprised as many people would rather wait until these movies come out on DVD to watch them in the comfort of their own homes. Therefore they can believe in private.

Nonetheless, the movie began with a series of events that took the lives of 12 people and converged them toward the cross. There was the pastor (played by Ted McGinley) who is the thread that seems to bring all the lives together. He encounters a gentlemen Malachi(Delroy Lindo) in the street dragging a wooden cross, who challenges him in his belief in the cross. This chance encounter sets the story into motion, as the pastor encounters lives that are struggling.

The film is full of stars of years past that have performances that may bring them back to theatrical relevance. Brian Bosworth, known for his football career and movies like Stone Cold, plays a character my the name of Joe. A convict that is out on compassion leave as he is dying. His role intertwines with others in the movie, bringing others to decide if they