Directed by Neill Blomkamp (Key Creatives, 2009)
Two very different sci-fi films opened and closed Hollywood's Summer blockbuster season this year. The new Star Trek (Paramount Pictures, 2009) got things off with a bang in May, and District 9 (Key Creatives, 2009) is winding things down with a bit of a whimper this August.
Is The Stoning of Soraya M. a Catholic movie?
Directed by Christine Jeffs and Megan Holley (Overture Films, 2009)
Christine Jeffs and Megan Holley's touching film about a spunky but dysfunctional family on economic and emotional skids is something of a misfit-part fairy tale about two lovely but cursed sisters and part dark comedy about the underside of the American Dream. But maybe a film about misfits should have some of the same unpolished and uneven feel of its characters, inviting exasperation and compassion in response to folks more like us than we would like to think.
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Hollywood tells us that cleaning up Washington depends on the integrity of those we send there. But that’s only part of the story.
Soon the 2008 presidential campaign will be over, and the airways will be free of electoral promises and polls, for a few months at least. During this brief hiatus political junkies who can’t get their daily dose of campaign stories and scandals from the “real TV” we call network and cable news will have to rent movies about the drama and comedy of electoral politics.
Twilight's morality, or lack thereof
Twilight is getting attacked from all sides, but that hasn't stopped vampire-loving teenage girls from devouring the book and movie.
Some praise the book and movie as a morality tale. Author Stephanie Meyers is Mormon and brought her faith into the story by having the couple--human Bella and vampire Edward--refrain from sex before marriage.
Does every “Christian” movie have to have a happy ending, with all the characters prayers to God answered and the meaning of life revealed?
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