What I loved most about the film is how it manages to do its own thing without being concerned about the connection to a much larger cinematic universe. Yes, this film does reference heroes such as Batman and Superman, but that’s all it does, and I believe the approach is much better than trying to include other characters in pointless cameo roles.
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In a press conference on Wednesday, April 10, director Mitch Davis announced an initiative to revive his film, "The Other Side of Heaven" on multiple platforms in preparation for the long-awaited theatrical release of its upcoming sequel, "The Other Side of Heaven 2: Fire of Faith" on June 28th. With that in mind, here is an address given by Mitch at the recent LDS Film Festival about the critical importance of faith-based film and storytelling.
Looking to catch a movie with the family this weekend before, after or between Conference sessions? Here's what you should know about these three family flicks.
“When we think of pioneers, we automatically imagine church members traveling westward across the plains,” says T.C. Christensen. “Although the Beans went the opposite direction, traveling back east to the roots of the church, their pioneering spirit is no less captivating." See the first trailer for this film that tells a fascinating story from Church History that you won't believe you never knew about.
If you’ve never seen a superhero film before, this probably won’t be the one to convert you to comic books. While it features female empowerment, it lacks some of the formulaic magic that has allowed so many films in the MCU to garner raving fans.
Jane and Emma tells the story of the friendship between Jane Manning James and Emma Smith immediately following the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph. In a way that is authentic, well-researched, and faithful it presents Latter-day Saint history, building testimony as it pulls no punches regarding race in the early days of the Church. Its tale of interracial kinship between Jane and the Smiths is inspiring. It’s smartly-written and terrifically-acted, and it’s out now on DVD and digital.
The first two How to Train Your Dragon films are some of the best that DreamWorks Animation has ever produced and thankfully, the third film wraps up the now-trilogy in an emotional, exquisite, and ultimately rewarding package.