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Indiana Jones Meets Blair Witch in “As Above, So Below”

By James Scott | Friday, August 29, 10:32 am
I applaud films which are shot in the locations where they're supposed to be happening.

Gleeson Walks the Walk to “Calvary”

By James Scott | Wednesday, August 27, 11:12 am
Is martyrdom itself a form of suicide -- and, if so, can Catholicism reconcile the two?

“Axanar”: The “Star Trek” Movie Nobody Knew They Were Waiting For

By James Scott | Saturday, August 23, 2:43 pm
Star Trek is the only science fiction that postulates a positive future for humanity.

Gleeson Walks the Walk to “Calvary”

Is martyrdom itself a form of suicide -- and, if so, can Catholicism reconcile the two?

“Axanar”: The “Star Trek” Movie Nobody Knew They Were Waiting For

Star Trek is the only science fiction that postulates a positive future for humanity.

Moretz Ponders Mortal Options in “If I Stay”

Medical science has done all it can; the decision to live has to be hers alone.

“The Giver” Finds Teens in Yet Another Future Dystopia

Devotees of the novel might object, but the cinematic concessions don't bother me.

“Let’s Be Cops” Is an Even Worse Suggestion Than You Imagine

I wouldn't suspect police officers typically encounter hilarity on a daily basis

Actors Follow Effects “Into the Storm”

"Found footage" doesn't work if the camera ostensibly recording the footage is represented as destroyed or irretrievably lost during the course of the action.

You’ll work Up an Appetite On “The Hundred-Foot Journey”

Food always brings disparate cultures and their peoples closer together.

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” Return to the Big Screen, With a Bigger Budget

Mammals definitely get the short end in this movie, which maybe is the point.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Takes Us Back to a Galaxy Not Very Far Away, and Right Now

Obviously, the Dark Lord with the giant spaceship, rumbling orders to destroy whole worlds, is the bad guy, just like he was in 1977.

Boseman Brings Back the Funk in “Get On Up”

While not looking anything like him, Chadwick Boseman becomes James Brown in an uncanny performance of undeniable power and energy.

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