Scott Harrison Rees

Scott is a movie lover who brings over 20 years experience in mental health, journalism and vocational ministry. He has a Masters of Divinity degree, which is not nearly as amazing sounding as Masters of the Universe, but it is what it is. It is here at Movies That Move Us where his powers combine! It is not uncommon to find him pretending to open automatic doors using The Force.

Chip ‘N Dale: Rescuing Our Sense of Relevance (And No Reboot Required)

Shared Universes, reboots, nostalgia, fan service, and easter eggs galore. It’s where it’s all at with movie-goers right now. Disney’s new Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers movie understands this. But amidst the zany jokes and noise is a story. What kinds of lessons does it hold for those of us who may be searching for …

Toy Story 2: Ways to Navigate Change By Playing with a St. Francis ‘Action Figure’

This is the third of a 23-part series in which we visit the Pixar movies in chronological order. Back in 1999, Hollywood wasn’t quite consumed with sequels, prequels and reboots as it is now. But still, it was surprising that Pixar was going there three movies in! Toy Story had already proved wildly successful with …

Ghostbusters Afterlife: I Ain’t Afraid of No Reconciliation! How to Connect After a Loss.

Family, legacy, and threads of reconciliation. It’s the spirit that most lovingly haunts Ghostbusters Afterlife.  ESPECIALLY Family.  The film was directed by Jason Reitman, son of the man who helmed the 1984 original, Ivan Reitman. Yeah, I know. No pressure, right?  “The first person I wanted to make happy was my dad. Then the [Harold] …

Muppets Haunted Mansion: Learning About Yourself by Facing Your Fears

This year’s Silver Screen Self Care Halloween selection is most sensational, inspirational, celebrational… Muppetational! If you were able to name the last word of the lyric, you most likely caught on to our destination: Muppets Haunted Mansion.  DUN DUN DUNNNNNN (dun dun)!!  This is the first ever spooky holiday special of the classic Jim Henson …

Field of Dreams: How to Hear Your Own Calling and Three Ways to Build On It

If you build it, He will come. That was mild mannered farmer and baseball-fan–with-daddy-issues Ray Kinella’s calling via whispering dembodied voice. And then a simple vision: take out a chunk of his cornfield and put in a ball field. Regulation Size. The professional looking paint. The big lights. Everything. Thirty years later, Major League Baseball …