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We discuss the movies we love and why we love them. We discover what these modern parables say about who we were created to be. Our hearts reveal a roadmap to our design, and the movies that resonate most are worthy of examination to identify the truth about the men our world needs, the men God designed us to become.

Join us as we discover the God’s truth in the movies we love.

Men at the Movies Podcast Paul McDonald

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

We discuss the movies we love and why we love them. We discover what these modern parables say about who we were created to be. Our hearts reveal a roadmap to our design, and the movies that resonate most are worthy of examination to identify the truth about the men our world needs, the men God designed us to become.

Join us as we discover the God’s truth in the movies we love.

    Re-Die Hard with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    Re-Die Hard with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    This week on the Men at the Movies podcast, we give you Christmas in August with Die Hard.  While many set this up as a conflict between John McClean and Hans, we discuss the contrast between John and Ellis.  The key difference is John knew and understood his enemy, while Ellis’ overconfidence and ignorance cost him his life.  Welcome to the party pal—let’s discuss God’s truth in this movie.

    Questions


    What crises have you gone through?
    How has crisis revealed your character? How has it revealed what was most important?
    What events do you wish you had a do-over for?
    When have you felt like “I don’t like who I was in that moment?” How can you do it different next time?
    What jobs are only yours to do?
    Where do you need to apologize to your wife? Your kids? Your friends? 

    Find us on the socials:


    YouTube: @menatthemovies
    Facebook: @menatthemovies
    Instagram: @menatthemovies
    TikTok: @menatthemovies
    Twitter: @_menatthemovies



    To dive into this content even more, visit our website: www.menatthemovies.com/podcast.  You will find resources mentioned on the podcast, plus quotes and themes discussed.

    If you would like to support our work (and get some behind-the-scenes perks), visit our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/menatthemovies. Get invites to livestreams, ebook devotionals drawn from a movie, even free merch.  If you’d like to do a one-time contribution (a cameo appearance), visit www.menatthemovies.com/investors. 

    Edited and mixed by Grayson Foster (https://graysonfoster.com/) 

    Logo and episode templates by Ian Johnston (https://ianhjohnston.com/)

    Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).

    Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock

    Links:


    MATM website: http://www.menatthemovies.com/podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50DiGvjrHatOFUfHc0H2wQ
    Apple pods: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/men-at-the-movies-podcast/id1543799477
    Google pods: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODMwNThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/menatthemovies
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2xo9bvDbN4Z3BEx37AlRqw


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Re-Replacements with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    The Re-Replacements with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    This week on the Men at the Movies podcast, we get you ready for football season with The Replacements.  This is a story of transformation, from the man Shane Falco is to the man he could be.  He had spent his life measuring himself by what he was not, rather than what he was.  But through his transformation, he learns how to correctly define success.  Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever. Join us as we discover God’s truth in this movie.

    Questions


    What are the worst moments that people remind you of?
    Who has seen your potential and encourages you to become that person?
    How would you measure success in your life?
    What has defined you to this point? 
    What lies hit you in your darkest moments? How do they feel like truth?

    Find us on the socials:


    YouTube: @menatthemovies
    Facebook: @menatthemovies
    Instagram: @menatthemovies
    TikTok: @menatthemovies
    Twitter: @_menatthemovies

    To dive into this content even more, visit our website: www.menatthemovies.com/podcast.  You will find resources mentioned on the podcast, plus quotes and themes discussed.

    If you would like to support our work (and get some behind-the-scenes perks), visit our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/menatthemovies. Get invites to livestreams, ebook devotionals drawn from a movie, even free merch.  If you’d like to do a one-time contribution (a cameo appearance), visit www.menatthemovies.com/investors. 

    Edited and mixed by Grayson Foster (https://graysonfoster.com/) 

    Logo and episode templates by Ian Johnston (https://ianhjohnston.com/)

    Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).

    Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock

    Links:


    MATM website: http://www.menatthemovies.com/podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50DiGvjrHatOFUfHc0H2wQ
    Apple pods: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/men-at-the-movies-podcast/id1543799477
    Google pods: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODMwNThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/menatthemovies
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2xo9bvDbN4Z3BEx37AlRqw


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    • 1 hr 6 min
    ET with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    ET with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    This week on the Men at the Movies podcast, we close out our summer blockbuster series with the movie ET. This is a story of wonder, of how the impossible comes to what we think is ordinary, and colors the world differently.  We find that when the supernatural touches your life, the impossible manipulates the environment and changes everything. But if we allow ourselves to stop worrying and connect to a life of mystery, mess, and miracles, we find that the impossible becomes possible. Join us as we discover God’s truth in this movie.

    Questions


    Where is the wonder in the moment?
    When have you seen the impossible happen?
    How do you diminish or explain away the impossible when it enters in?
    What does it mean to you to “grow up?” Is this an appealing invitation?
    How would “growing up” become something that you want to do?
    Do you think worry is a sin? Why or why not?
    How can you "show, don't tell" the gospel?

    Find us on the socials:

    YouTube: @menatthemovies

    Facebook: @menatthemovies

    Instagram: @menatthemovies

    TikTok: @menatthemovies

    Twitter: @_menatthemovies

    To dive into this content even more, visit our website: www.menatthemovies.com/podcast.  You will find resources mentioned on the podcast, plus quotes and themes discussed.

    If you would like to support our work (and get some behind-the-scenes perks), visit our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/menatthemovies. Get invites to livestreams, ebook devotionals drawn from a movie, even free merch.  If you’d like to do a one-time contribution (a cameo appearance), visit www.menatthemovies.com/investors. 

    Edited and mixed by Grayson Foster (https://graysonfoster.com/) 

    Logo and episode templates by Ian Johnston (https://ianhjohnston.com/)

    Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).

    Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock

    Links:


    MATM website: http://www.menatthemovies.com/podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50DiGvjrHatOFUfHc0H2wQ
    Apple pods: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/men-at-the-movies-podcast/id1543799477
    Google pods: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODMwNThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/menatthemovies
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2xo9bvDbN4Z3BEx37AlRqw


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Men in Black with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    Men in Black with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    This week on the Men at the Movies podcast, we enter week four of our Summer Blockbuster Series with Men in Black starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. The world is more than it seems, and we’ve got to be prepared with an approach of curiosity, humility, courage, and tenacity. Along the way, we’ll find ourselves over our heads and engaging in new experiences. But once we go through our initiation, we’ve got to invite others to join us. We make this look good—join us as we discover God’s truth in this movie.

    Questions


    What activities suck the life out of you?
    Which activities energize you?
    Where can you exercise humility, admitting that you could be wrong?
    Who reminds you of a younger you, someone who needs your expertise?
    How do you exercise flexibility, availability, and teachability? On a scale of 0-10, where would you rate yourself?

    Find us on the socials:


    YouTube: @menatthemovies
    Facebook: @menatthemovies
    Instagram: @menatthemovies
    TikTok: @menatthemovies
    Twitter: @_menatthemovies

    To dive into this content even more, visit our website: www.menatthemovies.com/podcast. You will find resources mentioned on the podcast, plus quotes and themes discussed.

    If you would like to support our work (and get some behind-the-scenes perks), visit our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/menatthemovies. Get invites to livestreams, ebook devotionals drawn from a movie, even free merch. If you’d like to do a one-time contribution (a cameo appearance), visit www.menatthemovies.com/investors.

    Edited and mixed by Grayson Foster (https://graysonfoster.com/)

    Logo and episode templates by Ian Johnston (https://ianhjohnston.com/)

    Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).

    Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock

    Links:


    MATM website: http://www.menatthemovies.com/podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50DiGvjrHatOFUfHc0H2wQ
    Apple pods: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/men-at-the-movies-podcast/id1543799477
    Google pods: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODMwNThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/menatthemovies
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2xo9bvDbN4Z3BEx37AlRqw


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    • 58 min
    Aliens with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    Aliens with Paul McDonald and Britt Mooney

    This week on the Men at the Movies podcast, we explore the deeper themes of Aliens. We contrast the characteristics of godly femininity and masculinity with the signs of toxic femininity and masculinity. The toxic examples are driven by scarcity, treats life like a zero-sum game, manipulating and sacrificing others to get what they want. But Ripley demonstrates the ability to empower others while being empowered herself, finding strength in her vulnerability, and willing to sacrifice herself to protect others. We’re tiptoeing through this topic like walking through a cave full of facehugger eggs. Join us as we discover God’s truth in this movie.

    Questions


    How do you respond when others are vulnerable?
    How are you vulnerable with others?
    How can you empower and lift up the women in your life?
    Where do I want others to sacrifice for me?
    What are you willing to sacrifice for those you love?
    How can the speck in others’ eyes reveal the plank in your own?

    Find us on the socials:


    YouTube: @menatthemovies
    Facebook: @menatthemovies
    Instagram: @menatthemovies
    TikTok: @menatthemovies
    Twitter: @_menatthemovies

    To dive into this content even more, visit our website: www.menatthemovies.com/podcast. You will find resources mentioned on the podcast, plus quotes and themes discussed.

    If you would like to support our work (and get some behind-the-scenes perks), visit our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/menatthemovies. Get invites to livestreams, ebook devotionals drawn from a movie, even free merch. If you’d like to do a one-time contribution (a cameo appearance), visit www.menatthemovies.com/investors.

    Edited and mixed by Grayson Foster (https://graysonfoster.com/)

    Logo and episode templates by Ian Johnston (https://ianhjohnston.com/)

    Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).

    Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock

    Links:


    MATM website: http://www.menatthemovies.com/podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50DiGvjrHatOFUfHc0H2wQ
    Apple pods: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/men-at-the-movies-podcast/id1543799477
    Google pods: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODMwNThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/menatthemovies
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2xo9bvDbN4Z3BEx37AlRqw


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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Avatar with Paul McDonald and Patrick Creehan

    Avatar with Paul McDonald and Patrick Creehan

    This week on the Men at the Movies podcast, we roll out week 2 of our summer blockbuster series with Avatar. The main character is Jake, who has lost his legs and his identity. He sees this mission as a way to restore what was lost. Although true, his path to restoration goes through wonder, danger, and initiation to a greater purpose than he could’ve possibly imagined. It’s time to wake up, and discover God’s truth in this movie.

    Questions


    Why do you love the movies you love?
    Where do you feel inadequate and lost, in over your head? Like what am I doing here?
    When was the last time you were lost in wonder?
    What makes you say, “Wow!”?
    How do you feel like Jake in his sense of loss (his legs, his brother, his career)?
    How can what you lost lead to something greater? Has it already?
    What drives and motivates your choices?
    Where do you feel like you’re asleep, or on auto pilot?
    What feels most real to you?

    Find us on the socials:


    YouTube: @menatthemovies
    Facebook: @menatthemovies
    Instagram: @menatthemovies
    TikTok: @menatthemovies
    Twitter: @_menatthemovies

    To dive into this content even more, visit our website: www.menatthemovies.com/podcast. You will find resources mentioned on the podcast, plus quotes and themes discussed.

    If you would like to support our work (and get some behind-the-scenes perks), visit our Patreon page, www.patreon.com/menatthemovies. Get invites to livestreams, ebook devotionals drawn from a movie, even free merch. If you’d like to do a one-time contribution (a cameo appearance), visit www.menatthemovies.com/investors.

    Edited and mixed by Grayson Foster (https://graysonfoster.com/)

    Logo and episode templates by Ian Johnston (https://ianhjohnston.com/)

    Audio quotes performed by Britt Mooney, Paul McDonald, and Tim Willard, taken from Epic (written by John Eldredge) and Song of Albion (written by Stephen Lawhead).

    Southerly Change performed by Zane Dickinson, used under license from Shutterstock

    Links:


    MATM website: http://www.menatthemovies.com/podcast
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50DiGvjrHatOFUfHc0H2wQ
    Apple pods: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/men-at-the-movies-podcast/id1543799477
    Google pods: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy80ODMwNThjL3BvZGNhc3QvcnNz
    Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/menatthemovies
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2xo9bvDbN4Z3BEx37AlRqw


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    • 1 hr 4 min

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