Each morning I have certain things I do to get ready for my on-air time, and on Friday's that usually means scoping out what is new in theaters, however, today I was a little bummed out.  It isn't because the movies coming out today aren't going to be fun and entertaining.  It is because, just about every place I have looked, one new movie being released this weekend hasn't been mentioned.

I have heard all about the movie 50/50 with Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the scary horror-thriller Dream House with Daniel Craig and Rachael Weisz,  What's Your Number with Anna Faris and Chris Evans, but not once have I seen information on a movie called Courageous.  Since no one seems to be talking about this movie I thought I would.

This movie doesn't have big names in it, nor does it have a big budget.  What it does have is a strong message.

The website for the movie Courageous describes the movie as:

Four men, one calling: To serve and protect. As law enforcement officers, Adam Mitchell, Nathan Hayes, David Thomson, and Shane Fuller are confident and focused. Yet at the end of the day, they face a challenge that none of them are truly prepared to tackle: fatherhood.

While they consistently give their best on the job, good enough seems to be all they can muster as dads. But they're quickly discovering that their standard is missing the mark.

When tragedy hits home, these men are left wrestling with their hopes, their fears, their faith, and their fathering. Can a newfound urgency help these dads draw closer to God ... and to their children?

Filled with action-packed police drama, COURAGEOUS is the fourth film from Sherwood Pictures, the moviemaking ministry of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. Riveted moviegoers will once again find themselves laughing, crying, and cheering as they are challenged and inspired by everyday heroes who long to be the kinds of dads that make a lifelong impact on their children.

Protecting the streets is second nature to these men. Raising their children in a God-honoring way? That's courageous.

Why is it that this movie isn't being talked about or included in the new movie release blogs or entertainment websites? Could it be because it isn't a big budget, big star production?  Is it because it touches on the subject that fathers or parents in general need to invest in their children?  Is it because it is a Christian drama?

I don't know but I do know that this is the movie I want to see this weekend.

I want to watch movies that not only entertain me but inspire me as well and I believe that this movie has the capability to inspire as well as entertain.

If you are interested in seeing Courageous this weekend, here are the show times.

(1:00 pm) (4:00 pm) 7:10 pm 10:10 pm

(12:20 pm) (3:45 pm) 7:00 pm 9:55 pm

Lately, it has been the movies that inspire me that I want to go see.  Movies like Courageous.  The last couple of times that I have been to the theater it was to see Seven Days in Utopia, and Dolphin Tale.  Great inspirational movies.  In fact it was during the Dolphin Tale previews that I saw the trailer for Courageous.

No matter what movies you watch this weekend, give Courageous a try.  It probably won't make millions and millions of dollars, and it probably won't even make it in the top 10 of the best box office movies this weekend, but you just might find it is the best choice you make this weekend.


Here is the theme song from the movie.  It is from Casting Crowns: