I go to the movies about once per year, maybe twice. My family saw the last two Hobbit movies in the theater, and we watched The Lego Movie as a part of a “dollar summer deal,” months after the movie premiered. Other than that, we are content to visit our local Redbox.
The last movie I saw in the theater (without my wife or kids) was Bourne Ultimatum, way back in the fall of 2007. It was a handful of guys going to a late-night show. (Late for me being after 9 PM.)
Another friend and I have been planning to see Selma, which captures part of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s story. I’m looking forward to watching it, not only to learn more about this historical event, but also to hang out with another guy as we try to learn and grow.
(Note: He is one of the eight people who read this blog, so I know he’ll see this “reminder.”)
Here’s a few reviews that have my interest stirred:
From Justin Taylor (TGC): The trailer to the movie, and a link for some suggested background reading.
From Gene Veith (Patheos): Questioning the movie’s portrayal of LBJ as King’s nemesis.
From A. O. Scott (NY Times): Explaining the challenge of squeezing three chaotic and tense months into a two-hour story.
From John Piper (Desiring God): Piper was 19 years old when the events of Selma were taking place. He gives six solid reasons why we should see this movie.
From Alissa Wilkinson and Morgan Lee (CT): An interview with the actor who portrayed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
From Mike Berry (Confessions of a Parent): Four things to do before you take your children to see Selma.
Have you seen Selma? If not, would you like to join us?
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