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Click to go to RABBIT PROOF FENCERABBIT PROOF FENCE (2003)
Review Darrel Manson: A troubled, troubling prophet of old is repackaged and placed in the produce section of an American grocery store. The alien is made familiar, the Jew is appropriated to serve Christian needs, and there is just enough of an Orientalist flavour to suggest that the original story comes from somewhere else. It's McBible.
Click to go to RACING STRIPESRACING STRIPES (2005)
Guest Review by Sarah Heath: Racing Stripes was a fun film with a good message. I think that it shows us that even though you may be different from everyone else, it’s ok! Be yourself no matter who, or what ;) you are! That even if you may have sadness in your past, it’s ok to move on with your life and be happy.
Click to go to RADIORADIO (2003)
Review by Jenn Wright: Radio focuses on the mentoring relationship between a high school football coach and Radio, known as "the same as everybody else, just a little slower than most," and how their unique friendship ultimately transforms the conservative attitudes of a small South Carolina town.
Click to go to RAIN RAIN
Review by Darrel Manson: Rain connotes a dark and dreary time. And Rain is a dark and dreary picture of life within a family where the relationships are falling apart. What makes it so dark is that there is a great deal of sin, but no redemption. Just as there is lots of water in the movie, but nobody ends up clean.
Click to go to RAISE YOUR VOICERAISE YOUR VOICE (2004)
Review by Greg Wright: Writer Sam Schreiber says, "I think that in the wake of movies like Passion and stuff like that you’ve seen a change in Hollywood. I don’t think that they’re trying to exploit faith from a financial perspective, but I think that it’s out there, and it’s certainly not going to do any harm to incorporate it and possibly it might do you some good."
Click to go to RAISING VICTOR VARGASRAISING VICTOR VARGAS (2003)
Review by Darrel Manson: Love between people often involves fear because it leaves us vulnerable. But as we watch Judy and Victor we see the way love can win out over fear.
Click ti go to RAYRAY
Kevin Miller, Chris Utley and David Bruce reviews: Ray is famous for tearing down the walls that separates people and styles. He was the king of crossover. Actually, his life is more about integration, than crossing over. He integrated Hot Jazz with Gospel. He integrated his unique style with country music. People always warned him not to break down such walls. But he did, and he was always successful at it.
Click to go to REBOUNDREBOUND (2005)
Coach Roy once was college basketball’s top mastermind. But lately his attentions have been on his next endorsements, not on his next game. What’s more, Roy’s temper has run amuck, leading to his being banned from college ball until he can “demonstrate compliance” -- in other words, not explode every time he walks onto the court.
Click to go to THE RECRUITTHE RECRUIT (2003)
Review by David Bruce: Recognizing James Clayton to have the natural talent required of a potential spy, CIA recruiter Walter Burke taps him to join the agency. James quickly discovers that in the CIA, nothing is what it seems.
Click to go to Red Corner RED CORNER (1997)
An important film that reminds us of the importance of Human Rights.
Click to go to RED DRAGONRED DRAGON
Review by Mike Furches: Overcoming fears and making the effort to help others is the focus of this movie. It is almost a reminder that true love indicates that one must have a willingness to give up their life for another. Ultimately, courage and love that requires a willingness to stand up against the things that have hurt them the most, and against the evil that attacks their existence.
Click to go to RED-EYERED-EYE (2005)
Lisa Reisert hates to fly, but the terror that awaits her on the night flight to Miami has nothing to do with a fear of flying. Moments after takeoff, Lisa's seatmate, Jackson, menacingly reveals the real reason he's on board: He is an operative in a plot to kill a rich and powerful businessman... and Lisa is the key to its success. If she refuses to cooperate, her own father will be killed by an assassin awaiting a call from Jackson.
Click to go to RED PLANETRED PLANET (2000)
God and science in the balance.
Click to go to REIGN OF FIRE (2002)
David Bruce reviews: In present-day London, 10 year-old Quinn visits his construction engineer mother at her work. When he crawls into a cavern the workers have uncovered, he finds a large, fire-breathing dragon--which destroys the site and kills his mother. Fast-forward to 2020. Quinn is living in a castle in Northumberton, the leader of survivors of the dragon plague which has wiped out a large portion of the human population.
Click to go to REINDEER GAMES REINDEER GAMES (1999)
Bottomline: It is blessed to give than to steal. The true meaning of Santa.
The Relic is about defeating evil. THE RELIC (1996)
This is a story on how to defeat Evil.  Also,the essential need of faith in a world of science.
Click to go to REMEMBER THE TITANSREMEMBER THE TITANS (2000)
A wonderful feel good film dealing with racism. How to overcome: Get to know each member of the team members. Bond. Help each of the team members to know each other. Treat everyone the same. Teach respect. Teach tolerance. Model what you want.
RENTRENT
Director: Chris Columbus. Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson. Friends in New York City's East Village struggle with life, love and AIDS.
Overview (dial up speed)
Click to go to THE REPLACEMENTSREPLACEMENTS (2000)
Outsides become insiders.
Click to go to REQUIEM FOR A DREAMREQUIEM FOR A DREAM (2001)
Simon Remark reviews.

The sex is non-productive and objectifying. The drugs are destructive and dehumanizing. The relationships are hollow and everyone is alone and lonely, numbing their loneliness with drugs and vacuous dreams: "Someday I will be a Somebody." It is a movie that is profoundly about this culture of fragmentation, despondency and isolation.
Click to go to RESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSERESIDENT EVIL: APOCALYPSE (2004) 
Review by David Bruce: A deadly virus has been unleashed on the population. Alice returns as a Christ-figure to save the innocent from the Apocalypse.
Click to go to THE RETURNTHE RETURN (2003)
Review by Darrel Manson:The film is basically a psychological thriller about a recently returned absent father and his two sons on a road trip. If you scratch a little beneath that surface, however, you discover a number of biblical allusions that may guide your thinking of the film.
Click to go to RETURN TO NEVER LANDRETURN TO NEVER LAND (2002)
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David Bruce reviews."Believe it or not the original author of Peter Pan intended it for adults not children. This sequel to the Disney classic is about the importance of believing in faith, trust, and pixie dust...
Click here to go to RETURN TO PARADISE RETURN TO PARADISE (1998)
Three friends return to the Garden of Eden, yeilding to temptation.  It's about your depth of soul!
Click to go to REVELATIONS REVELATIONS TV Series
Review by David Bruce: The best apocalytic series ever made for television. Story: Dr. Richard Massey is a scientist faced with the toughest personal, professional and philosophical challenges of his life. He is searching for reasonable explanations -- to explain signs that seem to indicate the apocalyptic end as foretold in Scriptures is in motion. To save humanity, Massey will have to let go of scientific facts and embrace faith.
Click to go to REVERSALREVERSAL (2001)
Mike Furches reviews:
Now Leo is seventeen. His life has been an endless cycle of training, sacrifice, and starving to make weight -- a process that is becoming ever more difficult during adolescence. He's tired of denying himself everything, and is feeling the lure of a world beyond the mat..
Click to go to RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS RIDING IN CARS WITH BOYS (2001)
Annette Wierstra reviews: "Drew Barrymore plays the lead character, Beverly D'Onofrio. Smart, pretty and with big dreams to be a writer in New York, Beverly proves you don't have to be dumb to make dumb mistakes...."
THE RING (2002)
Rachel not only embraces evil without knowing it, she releases it from the pit to ravage the world. The greatest revelation in this film is the realization that we can be the agents of evil without knowing it.
THE RINGER THE RINGER (2005)
Director: Barry W. Blaustein. Stars: Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl, Brian Cox. To help settle his friend's debt, Steve Barker (Knoxville) schemes to fix the Special Olympics by entering as a contestant.
Click to go to RING TWOTHE RING TWO (2005)
Naomi Watts reprises the role of investigative reporter Rachel Keller in “The Ring Two,” the sequel to the 2002 horror hit “The Ring.” Hideo Nakata, the director of the original Japanese blockbuster “Ringu” upon which “The Ring” was based, directed “The Ring Two,” which marks his American film debut.
Click to go to RIVERS AND TIDESRIVERS AND TIDES (2001)
Review by Darrel Manson: Like Goldsworthy’s art, Thomas Riedelsheimer’s film gives us a fresh way of seeing the nature around us and appreciating not only the creation of art, but God’s creation.
Click to go to RIZERIZE (2005)
Review by Maurice Broaddus: The movie makes the case that this radical dance form plays an enormous (potential) role in the black communities in South Central Los Angeles. The dancing is important as a serious form of spiritual and artistic expression—and as an alternative to gang participation.
Click to go to ROAD TO REDEMPTIONROAD TO PERDITION (2002)
Tom Hanks stars as Michael Sullivan, a hit  man for an Irish gang in the Depression-era Midwest. When his work crosses into his private life, leading to the death of his beloved wife and son, Sullivan and his surviving son set out on a journey of revenge and self-discovery.
Click here to go to ROBO COP ROBO COP (1987)
Paul Verhoeven retells the story of Jesus Christ. He says Jesus "is the Greatest" story ever told. 
Click to go to ROBOTSROBOTS (2005)
In the film you’ll meet memorable bots Rodney Copperbottom , a young genius inventor who dreams of helping robots everywhere; Cappy, a beautiful, dynamic and savvy bot with whom Rodney is instantly smitten; the nefarious corporate tyrant Ratchet who locks horns with Rodney.
Click to go to ROCK STARROCK STAR (2001)
David Bruce reviews: "Chris Cole is a nobody who becomes an overnight sensation. With a menial job fixing Xerox machines, a quarrelsome brother, and a Dodge on the fritz, Cole still lives with his parents...."
Click to go to RODAN RODAN (1956)
If evil could fly this would be it. A reflection of the flying WWII A-bombs dropped on Japan.
Roll BounceROLL BOUNCE (2005)
Director: Malcolm D. Lee. Stars: Bow Wow, Nick Cannon, Meagan Good. In the late ‘70s when roller skating was a way of life, X (Bow Wow) and his pals ruled supreme. But when the doors of their local skating rink close, it marks the end of an era and the beginning of another that sees the boys venture into foreign territory.
Overview (dial up speed) 
Click to go to ROLLERBALLROLLERBALL (2002)
With RealVideo Review
Darrel Manson and David Bruce review: "The original was the story of one person against the powers of the world. The ads for the new version feature three people -- perhaps an emphasis on community and friendship that is more in line with Gen-Xers... The central character's name was changed from Jonathan E to Jonathan Cross. Is that the name for a Christ figure or what?"
Click to go to ROMANCE AND CIGARETTESROMANCE AND CIGARETTES (2005)
A down-and-dirty musical love story set in the world of the working class. Nick is an ironworker who builds and repairs bridges. He's married to Kitty, a dressmaker, a strong and gentle woman with whom he has three daughters. He is carrying on a torrid affair with a redheaded woman named Tula.
Rosemary's Baby is the Antichrist! ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968)
A story of a happy young couple expecting their first child. But, whose child is it? Is it Antichrist?
Click to go to THE ROYAL TENEBAUMSTHE ROYAL TENENBAUMS (2001)
Simon Remark reviews. "What the story says is that even though everyone goes through hell with their family, still-as corny as it sounds-family members are still the ones you have to be close to, and really the only ones who will understand what you're going through" screenwriter Owen Wilson says.
Click to go to RUG RATSRUG RATS (1998)
Great family film. Facing childhood fears is made fun.
Click to go to RULES OF ATTRACTIONTHE RULES OF ATTRACTION (2002)
Review by Ben Becker: "There is a key scene where director Avery uses a split screen of Sean and Lauren talking face to face in a campus building hallway. The cameras pull away and the screens merge into one with both characters on the full screen in a side shot. There is a poster in the background when this occurs asking the question WHERE DO YOU FIT IN? "
Click to go to RULES OF ENGAGEMENTRULES OF ENGAGEMENT (2000)
This film abounds with the principle of the scape goat victim. It offers a profound look at sacrifice, justice and satisfaction.
RUMOR HAS ITRUMOR HAS IT (2005)
Director: Rob Reiner. Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Mark Ruffalo, Shirley MacLaine, Kevin Costner, Kathy Bates. A woman (Aniston) learns that her family was the inspiration for the book and film The Graduate -- and that she just might be the offspring of the well-documented event.
Click to go to RUNAWAY JURY RUNAWAY JURY (2003)
Review by David Bruce: From master storyteller John Grisham comes RUNAWAY JURY, a suspense-thriller about a high-priced and ruthless jury "consultant" who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict on an explosive trial.
RUNNING SCAREDRUNNING SCARED (2006)
Director: Wayne Kramer. Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri. A "hot" snub-nosed .38 pistol brings together a mob flunky (Walker), his young kid (Bright), a Russian gangster ... and a cop who should be dead.
Click to go to RUSH HOUR 2RUSH HOUR 2
Mike Furches reviews: "Despite the differences that exist between the individuals and the cultures there is still a possibility of a lasting friendship. The film also shows in numerous ways at how following the wrong advice for the wrong reasons can get you into all kinds of trouble...."
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Director: Barry Sonnenfeld. Stars: Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth. Bob McNeive (Williams) and his dysfunctional family rent an RV for a roadtrip to the Colorado Rockies, where they encounter a bizarre community of campers.
Visual Review Index Numbers, A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, Current