Movie Monday – Incredible Creatures…10/17/11

Penny Zeller, Christian Author

This week’s family movie suggestion is “Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution, #1″…

This documentary is the first of three in a series. As with the other two in the series, this video has spectacular images of animals, such as the giraffe, spider, playpus, and lizard. Former evolutionist Dr. Jobe Martin discusses how the uniqueness of each animal is evidence for a Creator. Our family learned things about these animals that we never knew!

I recommend this film for families, homeschoolers, and youth groups.  All ages can watch it, although those ages tween and above will get the most out of watching it.

It also includes information about the human eye and human ear. The eye has always been especially amazing to me, and the detail included in this video only served to pique our family’s interest all the more!

You will also want to check out the other two documentaries in this series. The second one includes information about the bear, sparrow, elephant, hippo, and glowworm. The  third contains beautiful images and information about the bear, butterfly, manatee, dog, ostrich, and hummingbird. All three are definitely worth the watch and I highly recommend them!

Movie Monday – Clancy – 9-12-11

Penny Zeller, Christian Author

 

 

This week’s family movie is Clancy

 

 

Clancy is easily one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. While it is not for children due to the nature of the film, it is an excellent show for teens and older. Despite being abused, Clancy holds strong to her faith in the Lord and shares it with Nick, a homeless man that has agreed to take care of her after she runs away. The acting is superb and the characters realistic. Spoiler warning: it does have a sad ending. I advise watching the “alternate ending” as I believe it should have been the real ending.

As one who has worked in the past for a social services agency, this story rang true on so many levels. There are children everywhere that are forgotten and abused. There are homeless people all around us. This movie is a tearjerker, but a “must watch.” I highly recommend it.