Believe what you’re selling?

The movie “Hitch” highlights the importance of believing in what you do. Hitch, starring Will Smith, who plays Alex Hitchens, or “Hitch,” known as the “date doctor,” and Eva Mendes as Sara Melas, is a great movie, especially if you like romantic comedies. Hitch basically helps guys get dates. Sara is a gossip columnist for … Read more

“The Astronaut Farmer” and Creativity

Movie inspires viewers to keep dreaming! Last week, we watched The Astronaut Farmer. The movie made me think about dreams and creativity. A few years ago, I read John Maxwell’s Thinking for a Change, which includes a sad survey on the state of our creativity. The survey reveals that as we age, we become less … Read more

Movies for Leaders

Lately, I’ve been thinking about good movies for leaders, movies teach, inspire, and challenge leaders to make a difference in the world. Here are some of my favorites … Coach Carter End of the Spear Freedom Writers (see our previous post here) Glory Road Mr. Holland’s Opus Pride Remember the Titans The Devil Wears Prada … Read more

“Don’t write me off …”

Song from the movie “Music & Lyrics” makes a good prayer. Awhile back we watched the movie Music & Lyrics on DVD. It’s a romantic comedy that Joleen, particularly, wanted to watch. At first, it was just an okay movie, but overall, it was a good movie, especially if you like romantic comedies. Music & … Read more

“Evan Almighty”

Good movie with a message. On July 4th, we went to watch Evan Almighty. Though the movie has received mixed reviews and has not done very well at the box office we both enjoyed the movie and thought it was well done. It was a good movie with a good message. Steve Carell, who play … Read more

“Freedom Writers”

The amazing story of Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers. We recently watched the movie, Freedom Writers. The movie is based on a true story, involving, Erin Gruwell, a new 21-year-old high school English teacher, who seeks to be a change agent for a group of Black, Latino, and Asian gang members at Woodrow Wilson … Read more

“Spider-Man 3”

The third movie in the series has more good life lessons. Yesterday, on our day off, we went to see Spider-Man 3. We enjoyed the movie, and thought it was very well done. We read in a local paper that the movie earned a $100 million profit in its first six days (internationally), and it … Read more

“Copying Beethoven”

We enjoy watching movies that are based on true stories. The latest movie we watched is Copying Beethoven, with Ed Harris as Beethoven and Diane Kruger as Anna Holtz (a fictional character). While based on a true story, specifically the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, the movie has largely been fictionalized. We still enjoyed the … Read more

“Meet the Robinsons”

Friday night was “date night,” and we went to see the movie Meet the Robinsons. After having seen the previews we decided that we wanted to watch this one. We especially loved the woman with the caffeine patches (which you may have seen in the commercials/previews). No side effects there! We enjoyed the movie, although … Read more

“Amazing Grace”

I have been waiting for a while to see the movie, Amazing Grace, which opened in theaters last Friday (2/23). We decided to watch it today on our day off. It was worth the wait! The movie, which tells the story of William Wilberforce’s campaign to end slavery in England, was very well done. Wilberforce, … Read more