This week’s episode is concerned with both the final frontier and the western frontier. On the docket: the new sci-fi film Arrival, about humanity’s first contact with mysterious, Earth-invading aliens; and quirky revenge Western In a Valley of Violence, which features Ethan Hawke and John Travolta squaring off in a dusty post-Civil War town. Also, Wade and Kevin share reader responses to last week’s request for movie recommendations!

Listen to Seeing and Believing Episode 68:

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  1. Another terrific episode as usual guys. As for movie suggestions that have been real comfort food to me in hard times, I love rewatching the Gavin O’ Connor’s “Warrior” and Richard Curtis’ “About Time”. Both of them take on very common subject matter (the sports and time travel genres) and present them in a unique way. “Warrior” is more a movie about family than “being the best”. And “About Time” is the most anti-time travel time travel movie I’ve seen. Both movies make me reflect on my own life and know that there’s so much potential for good out there in this world, so much beauty in the simple things, even when people are broken.

    1. Thanks, Chris! Sorry that we missed this comment for the last show, but we’ll give you your due on S&B #89.

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