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.

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 …

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide’: Four Quotes That Will Blow Your Intergalactic Mind (And Two to Give You Perspective on Life)

Mostly Harmless. That’s my two word review of 2005’s movie adaptation of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks for reading! ROLL CREDITS! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Director: Garth Jennings Screenwriter: Douglas Adams, Karey Kirkpatrick Cast: Martin Freeman, Mos Def, Zooey Daschanel, Sam Rockwell, Alan Rickman, Warwick Davis Runtime: 109 minutes Rated: …

In the Heights: Owning our Dignity and Affirming the Natural Dancer in Everyone

A thought struck me as I was smiling and tapping my foot through Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights. Who is the antagonist here? You know, the villain? The big bad? I was too invested in the charming characters, the colorful sets, and the emotionally expressive musical numbers to consider the question. Perhaps it is gentrification …