It's not very often that two movies come out around the same time about the same person — real, legendary or fictitious, making the release of two movies in two months about Jesus Christ — "Risen" and "The Young Messiah." — all the more notable.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Anthropomorphism runs amok in the 3-D animated comedy-adventure "Zootopia" (Disney).
As with Disney's "Cars" franchise, which presented a world of automobiles...
Two soon-to-be-released films seem better positioned to ignite a sustained revival of the marriage of scriptural message with opulent production values: Director Timur Bekmambetov's updating of "Ben-Hur" and "Risen," a Resurrection-focused drama directed and co-written by Kevin Reynolds.
There's a delight in watching "The Good Dinosaur" seamlessly transition from family tale to buddy movie to rip-roaring Western, and then back again, all genre variations that share spectacular backgrounds rendered in photo-realistic fashion.
Just as blanket-loving Linus succeeds, each year, in pointing small-screen viewers toward the real meaning of Dec. 25 — by the sound method of quoting the Gospel of Luke — so hapless Charlie Brown (voice of Noah Schnapp) teaches moviegoers a lesson about divine providence and the power of prayer at the climax of this latest "Peanuts" outing.