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15 books, 15 movies

List 15 books you’ve read that will always stick with you. 1. The Bible I get genuinely distressed by what some of my co-religionists have done to the Bible, but it’s truly an amazing book that I get more taken … Continue reading

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Zach Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’ visionary? Hardly

Like many other comic book fans, I saw Zach Snyder’s “Watchmen” movie when it came out a few months ago, despite my trepidation. To my surprise, the movie wasn’t a total disappointment. It slimmed down Alan Moore’s story tremendously, but … Continue reading

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Lower the shields and prepare for transport

Maybe I should take Eowyn to see the new “Star Trek” movie; I think she’d find it very accessible. In many ways, she’s like the Enterprise herself. Get into a talk with her, and if her long-range sensors pick up … Continue reading

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‘Star Trek’ movie (no spoilers)

I went to see the new movie this morning, and I have to say, J.J. Abrams did what I thought was impossible: He actually breathed life back into the franchise. I make no attempt to hide that I’m a Trekkie. The … Continue reading

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‘Coraline’

We took the girls to see “Coraline” this weekend, and it was good. Better than good, actually. This was one of those rare books that actually surpasses its source material. “Coraline” is a haunting children’s book by Neil Gaiman, a … Continue reading

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‘Jesus Camp’

My first thoughts after watching “Jesus Camp”: Geez, that was unsettling. Filmed in 2006 during the Supreme Court nomination of Justice Samuel Alito, “Jesus Camp” follows three children to a summer camp at Devil’s Lake, North Dakota. There they are taught … Continue reading

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‘Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’ (spoilers)

I finally got the chance to be disappointed in the fourth Indiana Jones movie this week. It wasn’t as disappointing as the Star Wars prequels, but it didn’t do much to inspire me either. The characters mostly were solid, and … Continue reading

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‘Dawn Treader’ treading water?

Citing disappointing returns on “Prince Caspian,” Disney has opted not to co-produce a third installation in the Chronicles of Narnia film series, meaning that Walden Studios is now shopping around for a partner. In other words, there is now some question … Continue reading

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‘I Am Legend’ (spoilers)

I finally saw  “I Am Legend” last night, starring Will Smith, and was pleased with the experience. Like that other recent Will Smith adaptation of a treasured science-fiction work, “I, Robot,” the movie “I Am Legend” deviated plenty from the story … Continue reading

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Video library

It seems I know of two extremes where video libraries are concerned. One is exemplified by my friend Tom, who seems to own more movies than the American Film Association. The other I’ll represent here with Zero, who can’t see … Continue reading

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