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Are You Just Watching?

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Iron Man 3 (AYJW037) Superhero Theme Week

It's Superhero Theme Week, and Iron Man 3 fits right in with a not-so-super hero ready to save the girl and the country with a full repertoire of tricks and cheesy one liners.

17 May 2013

Rank #1

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Initial Reactions 8: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time follows an adventurous prince who teams up with a rival princess to stop an angry ruler from unleashing a sandstorm that could destroy the world. We share our critical thinking on destiny, adoption, personal faith, global flood (again), condition of man, corruption, time, and even taxes!


29 May 2010

Rank #2

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Avengers: Infinity War – AYJW081

Avengers: Infinity War presents an anti-hero, an anti-savior, and an anti-gospel, all in one non-stop super-hero thriller. Get ready for spoilers!

1hr 10mins

31 May 2018

Rank #3

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Brave (2012), fate and destiny – AYJW031

Brave is a great family movie that raises questions of fate and destiny. We share a biblical perspective with the challenging questions of predestination.

6 Jul 2012

Rank #4

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Christopher Robin – AYJW084

Christopher Robin's healthy dose of nostalgia frames a story that explores how a change of perspective can change everything.

1hr 15mins

31 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Star Trek Beyond – AYJW061

Star Trek Beyond returns us to pure sci-fi adventure but with thought-provoking themes that are dealt with a somewhat heavy hand.


16 Aug 2016

Rank #6

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Stranger Things – AYJW076

Stranger Things is an entertaining homage to the 1980s as well as a complex story that encourages deeper discussion.

1hr 8mins

30 Nov 2017

Rank #7

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Captain Marvel – AYJW090

An artificial god, government control through indoctrination, an unjust war, and belief in an afterlife . . . all this and more in our discussion on Captain Marvel.

1hr 11mins

30 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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Aladdin (2019) – AYJW093

The live-action Aladdin provides a foundation to discuss greed versus contentment, external versus internal change, and the attributes of God.

1hr 9mins

18 Jun 2019

Rank #9

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The Martian (Part 2) – AYJW060

Family, friends, duty, and politics are the topics in this second episode on the The Martian.


2 Jul 2016

Rank #10

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Initial Reactions 12: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Inception

Daniel and Eve share brief initial reactions to The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Inception. Both movies contain enough content that we'd love to critique them in greater depth once they are out on DVD.


19 Jul 2010

Rank #11

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Arrival, part 1- AYJW074

Arrival poses some interesting insights into language and communication and how the sudden appearance of aliens might cause political and social upheaval.


1 Oct 2017

Rank #12

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The Red Pill, Part 1 – AYJW082

This introduction to the Red Pill documentary by Cassie Jaye explores gender roles from a biblical perspective and discusses how Christians (or anyone really) should watch documentaries.


30 Jun 2018

Rank #13

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The Peanut Butter Falcon – AYJW096

The Peanut Butter Falcon portrays redemption, brotherhood, and making the best of your natural limitations.

1hr 6mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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The Martian (Part I) – AYJW059

Eve and Tim begin their discussion of The Martian with an overview of how the movie depicts God.

1hr 7mins

28 May 2016

Rank #15

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Harriet – AYJW098

Harriet provides a good foundation for a discussion on life, freedom, and the voice of God from both a historical and spiritual perspective.

1hr 16mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Knowing – AYJW034

If you found out you (and everyone else) were going to die tomorrow, what would you do? What would you think? Where would you put your faith? Eve Franklin delves into the depths of the "real world" struggles of faith versus science and the purpose and meaning of life while exploring the apocalyptic movie Knowing.

1 Feb 2013

Rank #17

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – AYJW077

Despite a couple inappropriate scenes, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is an entertaining movie, which explores teamwork, courage, and the importance of living your life with purpose.

1hr 5mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #18

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – AYJW091

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is an entertaining animated hero movie whose alter-ego is a morality “every-man” play about the value of persistence and faith in self.

1hr 4mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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The Commercial Awards – AYJW089

The Superbowl 53 commercials run the gamut from entertaining to nonsense (some all in one commercial). Join us for the AYJW Commercial Awards.

1hr 14mins

26 Feb 2019

Rank #20