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CAPOTECAPOTE
Being able to see broken humanity is what gave Capote insight. This film allows us to see how that brokenness is a part of every life. -Review by Darrel Manson
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Click to go to CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLINCAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN (2001)
David Bruce reviews: "Captain Antonio Corelli, an officer with an irrepressibly jovial personality and passion for the mandolin, wants to make music, not war..."
Click to go to CASA DE LOS BANOSCASA DE LOS BABYS (2003)
Review by Darrel Manson: John Sayles once again brings various individual stories together. Whereas movies often tell the story of a few central characters, Sayles keeps showing us a broader picture whether it involves the Black Sox scandal (Eight Men Out), corruption (Lone Star), a revolution (Men With Guns), or community transitions (Sunshine State)
CASANOVACASANOVA
Director: Lasse Hallström. Stars: Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller
The famous lover (Ledger) encounters a woman (Miller) immune to his charms.
Click to go to CAST AWAYCAST AWAY (2000)
David Bruce reviews: "The relativity of time and relationships. Everything is time related and passing away. Nothing in the material universe is eternal -not even human relationships. The message in this film is chilling, and frightening. We have an inborn need to survive. We want to flourish. We want to live --forever! We are incredibly resourceful. We are extremely creative. Guess whose image we reflect?'
Click to go to CATCH ME IF YOU CANCATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002)
Review by Mike Furches and David Bruce:  When this true-crime story first appeared in 1980, it made the New York Times bestseller list within weeks. Two decades later, it's being rereleased in conjunction with a film version produced by DreamWorks.
Click to go to THE CAVETHE CAVE (2005)
Deep in the Romanian forest, a team of scientists stumbles upon the ruins of a 13th century Abbey. On further inspection, they make a startling discovery - the Abbey is built over the entrance to a giant underground cave system. Local biologists belive the cave could be home to an undiscovered eco-system, so they hire a group of American cave-explorers to help them investigate its depths.
Click to go to THE CELLTHE CELL (2000)
Water Baptism gone wrong. Christian baptism in water is both a symbol of the grave and re-birthing. Carl, unfortunately had a seizure well under the water and he never experience his full baptism. -This somehow locked him into a psychological state of death.
Click to go CELLULARCELLULAR (2004)
Review by David Bruce and Mike Furches: This film is loaded with spiritual implications. Imagine a story about someone getting a call to save people from destruction. Hmm, sounds like the story of St. Paul in the Bible, or even the story in this film!
 
Click to go to CHANGING LANESCHANGING LANES (2002)
Darrel Manson reviews:
with RealVideo review"A suspense thriller in which a minor auto accident triggers a chain of events that forces two strangers to become vicious antagonists. The story explores the Human Condition...
Click to go to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORYCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005)
Acclaimed director Tim Burton brings his vividly imaginative style to the beloved Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, about eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka and Charlie, a good-hearted boy from a poor family who lives in the shadow of Wonka's extraordinary factory.
Go to CHARLIE'S ANGELSCHARLIE'S ANGELS (2000)
A fun film that explores the place of women.
Click to go to CHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLECHARLIE'S ANGELS: FULL THROTTLE (2003)
Review by David Bruce: In Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, the Angels deal with personal problems (their private lives are not exactly perfect) while fighting crime, as undercover agents, dressed in incredible costumes.
Click to go to CHEAPER BY THE DOZENCHEAPER BY THE DOZEN (2003)
Review by Mike Furches: I especially enjoyed Steve Martin's movie Bringing Down the House. It was good enough that it inspired me to go see Cheaper by the Dozen. While I came away with a deeper respect for family and the things that make family important, I left the theater feeling taken advantage of by the makers of the movie.
CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2
Director: Adam Shankman. Stars: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff. The Plot: While on vacation at Lake Winnetaka, The Baker family encounters The Murtaughs, and what should be a peaceful retreat for the two families turns into fierce competition for supremacy on the water.
Click to go to CHICAGOCHICAGO (2002)
Review by David Bruce: Velma Kelley (Zeta-Jones) burns in the spotlight as a nightclub sensation. When she shoots her philandering husband, she lands on Chicago's fames murderess row, retains Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn, and is the center of the town's most notorious murder case, only increasing her celebrity.
CHICKEN LITTLECHICKEN LITTLE
Director: Mark Dindal. Stars: Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Garry Marshall. A chick's hyper-active imagination lands him in some pretty hot water with his hometown. To help him overcome his particular setback, the community has him shipped off to Camp Yes-U-Can, where he stumbles upon a secret, evil plan concocted by his counselors. Overview (dial up speed)
Click here to go to CHICKEN RUNCHICKEN RUN (2000)
Mel Gibson turns chicken to help bring about a chicken yard exodus.
Click to go to CHILDREN OF HEAVEN.CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (1999)
Portrays human hope and beauty against a harsh economic and political landscapes.

Click to go to ChocolatCHOCOLAT (2001)
David Bruce reviews: "A fable about piety. A small French village is tranquil, until a wind-blown, free spirited woman arrives and opens a chocolate shop. And it happens during Lent. The battle begins between Vianne and the town's self-appointed moral guardian, the Comte de Reynoud..."
Click to go to CHRISTMAS CHILDCHRISTMAS CHILD (2004)
David Bruce reviews: A Chicago journalist finds himself in a small Texas town on Christmas eve. Lonely and alone, he encounters old faces and new facts…a hand carved manger, a father’s guilt, a young girl’s faith. The trip into the past holds his key to the future, and a scarlet cross shows him the way home.
Click to go to CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKSCHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS
Review by Geg Wright: Tim Allen was drawn to the improbable twist at the end of the movie in which Krank must decide between his own selfish desires to ditch Christmas, or doing the right thing for a neighbor he hates. “It’s a lonely thing to change from selfish to selfless,” Allen says. “That transition, for a human being, is huge.”

Click to go to NARNIATHE CRONICLES OF NARNIA
Blog, News: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first in the highly anticipated series of films based on the phenomenal bestselling CS Lewis novels, concerns a war between good and evil, pitting the magnificent lion Aslan against the forces of darkness in the magical world of Narnia.|
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Click to go to THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICKTHE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK (2004)
Review by Kevin Miller and Mike Stokes: While the theology of this film is far from completely realized, the fact that a highly commercial movie like this even attempts to broach such topics is to be commended. I only hope that as The Chronicles of Riddick franchise grows, so does the depth of its spiritual musings.
Click to go to CHRYSTALCHRYSTAL (2005)
The story of a physically and emotionally damaged woman who is reunited with her husband, Joe. Sixteen years earlier while being chased by the law, Joe plunged the family car off a dark mountain road with Chrystal and their young son inside. Chrystal was left behind with a broken neck, Joe was sent to prison, and the boy was never found.
THE CHUMSCRUBERTHE CHUMSCRUBBER (2005)
The idyllic suburb of Hillside is decorated with banners heralding “Carefree living.” The sad thing is that it is true. Here is a suburb in which everyone is so self-absorbed that they don’t care about anything or anyone else. Overview
Go to the CIDER HOUSE RULESCIDER HOUSE RULES  (2000)
A beautifully crafted film about not so beautiful subject of abortion.
Click to go to CINDERELLA MANCINDERELLA MAN (2005)
Russell Crowe stars in the story inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, a once promising light heavyweight boxer forced into retirement after a string of losses in the ring. As the nation enters the darkest years of the Great Depression, Braddock accepts a string of dead-end jobs to support his wife, Mae, and their children, while never totally abandoning his dream of boxing again.
Click to go to CITY BY THE SEACITY BY THE SEA (2002)
David Bruce reviews: NYPD police officer Vincent and son Joey have been painfully estranged ever since Vincent divorced Joey's mother. He lives his life in solitude, keeping his girlfriend at arm's length. As long as Vincent lives in the protection of the present, he doesn't have to deal with the pain of his past.
Click here to go to CITY OF ANGELESCITY OF ANGELS (1998)
'Wings of Desire' American style. An angel falls from heaven to fall in love with a human.
Click to go to CITY OF GOD CITY OF GOD (2002)
Review by Darrel Manson: But more than just showing the way violence begets violence, this film shows violence to be as addictive as any drug. The more violence is used in this film, the greater the thirst for violence by the hoods, until their thirst will never be quenched -- except by death.
Click to go to THE CLEARINGTHE CLEARING (2004) 
Review by Darrel Manson: The Clearing is a wonderful love story. It's not the kind of love story of boy meets girl, etc. It's a love story about discovering just what love means. Even without the physical passion that is often used in films to speak of love, we see as the film plays out just what the love that Wayne and Eilene share entails.
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CLICK THREE TIMES (1999)

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Click to go CLOSERCLOSER (2004)
Review by Elisabeth Leitch: Someone once told me that movies portray people falling in love and falling out of love yet rarely portray people in love. Depicting only first meetings, breakups, reconciliations, and points of crisis in two intersecting romantic relationships, Closer does just that. 
Click to go to COACH CARTERCOACH CARTER (2005)
Review by Kevin Miller: Coach Carter’s central message is simple: We all have the ability to live extraordinary lives. However, working against that potential is our tendency to believe the lies people tell us. As the saying goes, belief is reality. Thus, if we hope to realize our potential, we need to cast off the lies and start living the truth. 
Click to go to COFFEE NAD CIGARETTESCOFFEE AND CIGARETTES (2004)
Review by Darrel Manson:
With the summer film season gearing up, there are plenty of films. Many of those are sequels or formula movies that can all blend together. For those who dare to take a chance on a film that is different from the standard multiplex fare, Coffee and Cigarettes can be very rewarding.
Click to go to COLD MOUNTAINCOLD MOUNTAIN (2003)  
Review by Darrel Manson: Actually the story is of two journeys, Inman's several hundred mile trek from the coast to the Blue Ridge mountains, and Ada's more personal journey of learning how to survive and do things that actually accomplish something.
Click to go to COLLATERALCOLLATERAL (2004)
Review by Chris Utley: In times of peril it is how we handle ourselves in the midst of the chaos. The big question: do we give in to the doom and dread of the situation or do we stand on the goodness, faith and truth that are within us?
Click to go to COLLATERAL DAMAGECOLLATERAL DAMAGE (2002)
With RealVideo Review David Bruce reviews. "Since September 11th," says producer Steven Reuther, "'Collateral Damage' has become a term that we've all had to digest. The journey that Gordon Brewer takes in this film has become more understandable for everyone."
Commandments = Old Testament stories.COMMANDMENTS (1996)
About a man who to fights with God for answers to his suddenly disastrous life. He decides to get back at God by breaking all the 10 commandments.
Click to go to CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MINDCONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND (2003)
Review by David Bruce: Television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative.
Click to go to THE CONSTANT GARDENERTHE CONSTANT GARDENER (2005)
Based on the best-selling John le Carré novel. In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, Justin, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, he will risk his own life, stopping at nothing to uncover and expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Justin Quayle could ever have imagined.
Click to go to CONSTANTINECONSTANTINE (2005)
Review by David Bruce: Listen to the Spiritual Journeys of the Cast. Contantine was born with a gift he didn’t want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human form.
Click to go to CONNIE AND CARLACONNIE AND CARLA (2004)  
Review by Don Emmerich: Sometimes the goofiest of movies are capable of imparting to us the most profound spiritual truths. Such is the case with Connie and Carla, a film about two women who, in an effort to hide from the Russian Mafia, masquerade as singing drag queens in a Los Angeles cabaret.
Click here to go to CONTACTCONTACT (1997)
Faith and science need to hold hands. And they do, literally, in this film. Here also is the search for the Heavenly Father.
Go to THE CONTENDERTHE CONTENDER (2000)
Integrity in the midst of scandal.
Click to go to CONTROL ROOMCONTROL ROOM (2004)
Review by Darrel Manson:
Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim is in an interesting position to raise the question. As an Egyptian American, she considers herself a part of both the American and Arab worlds. She is not so much trying to push her views of the war, rather she wants to show us that there are other ways of looking at what is happening.
Corpse BrideCORPSE BRIDE (2005)
Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson. Stars: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson. Stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living.
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Click to go to CRASHCRASH (2005)
"Moving at the speed of life, we are bound to collide with each other." And we do. Sometimes our collisions bring out the best in us. Sometimes they bring out the worst. Either way, they shake us, they slap us in the face, and they wake us up to the reality that our world is much bigger than just ourselves and our lives. In the movie Crash, these collisions are what construct its story.
Click to go to CRAZY/BEAUTIFULcrazy/beautiful (2001)
David Bruce reviews:
Another in a long list of recent movies that deal with the missing father. Two Los Angeles high school students from opposite ends of the social spectrum fall for each other. On is the troubled daughter of a wealthy congressman.
Click to go to EL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMAROEL CRIMEN DEL PADRE AMARO (2002)
Review by Darrel Manson: We can tell what is going to happen before it actually happens. We know that Father Amaro will fall. But the real crime is not the sexual sin, it is the subtle seduction and corruption of a young priest.
Click to go to NARNIATHE CRONICLES OF NARNIA (2005)
Blog, News, etc by David Bruce: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first in the highly anticipated series of films based on the phenomenal bestselling CS Lewis novels, concerns a war between good and evil, pitting the magnificent lion Aslan against the forces of darkness in the magical world of Narnia.
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Click to CROUCHING TIGERCROUCHING TIGER (2000)
David Bruce reviews: "There are no computer generated effects. When you see people walking on the tree tops -they are. The actors have no doubles -they do their own stunts. Yun-Fat Cho Michelle Yeoh excel. This film transcends its genre. It is profoundly spiritual in its statement of the human condition..."
CRY WOLFCRY WOLF (2005)
In the new thriller Cry Wolf, eight unsuspecting high school seniors playing a game of lies come face-to-face with terror and learn that nobody believes a liar…even when they're telling the truth. Overview (dial up speed)
THE CURSE OF THE WERE-RABBIT starring WALLACE & GROMIT (2005)
Director: Steve Box. Nick Park. Stars: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes. Wallace and his loyal dog, Gromit, set out to discover the mystery behind the garden sabotage that plagues their village and threatens the annual giant vegetable growing contest.
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CURIOUS GEORGECURIOUS GEORGE (2006)
Director: Matthew O'Callaghan. Stars: Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, Eugene Levy. While in Africa, a man (Ferrell) who wears a curious yellow hat accidentally adopts a mischievous chimpanzee named George. With a new life in America, George's adventurous nature takes control, and he heads out into is new world.
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