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Lone Ranger -- A Bad Movie Sparks Some Good Comments

Date: 07/13/2013

It's often more fun to read about a bad movie than a good one (more fun to write about a bad one, too). "The Lone Ranger" is not a terrible movie. It does not inspire the kind of horrified hyperbole of legendary hubristic disasters like "Battlefield Earth" but it is the kind of bad movie that inspires some exceptionally thoughtful insights.  Some I have particularly enjoyed include: Christopher ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Christopher Orr, Movie Critics, The Lone Ranger

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Richard Dawkins Plays God, the Video

Date: 06/19/2013

As a defender of atheism, Richard Dawkins has publicly declared that religion is the "root of all evil," which became the title of his first big television hit in the UK, broadcast in 2006. Its follow-up, in 2007, allowed me to meet him in person. He invited me to answer a few questions on camera, and I did. The resulting video footage has just emerged - leaked by an unknown source - and can be ...

Related Topics: Science, Consciousness, Richard Dawkins

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Real-life "Blind Side" mom Leigh Anne Touhy talks about her life since the movie, the importance of adoption and her new UP reality show launching tonight

Date: 06/07/2013

Here’s today's dispatch from the crossroads of faith, media and culture. Team Touhy takes on television. Family Addition with Leigh Anne Touhy , premieres tonight (Friday, June 7 @ 9:00 PM ET), is the first new original to  premiere on UP since the Uplifting Entertainment network formerly known as GMC TV  changed its name last Saturday. The show, which certainly is a prime example of ...

Related Topics: Sandra Bullock, The Passion Of The Christ, The Chronicles Of Narnia, GMC TV, Motive Entertainment, Secret Millionaire, Undercover Boss, The Importance Of Adoption, New UP Reality Show, Team Touhy, Family Addition With Leigh Anne Touhy, Collins Touhy, “Miss Sue” Mitchell, Kathy Bates In The Blind Side, NFL Star Michael Oher, Paul Lauer, Strictest Parents, Amazing Race, Katie Couric, Super Bowl, Loyola Of Maryland, Not Your Parents News, Lynn Touch From National Temple For Adoption, NBA, Memphis Grizzlies, Dr. Phil, Adoption

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Summer Movie Preview: 2013

Date: 04/28/2013

Summer movies are just too big to stay within the calendar months of the season this year. Officially, summer does not begin until June. At the box office, it begins this week, with the first of the year's guaranteed blockbusters, "Iron Man 3" starring Robert Downey, Jr., People Magazine's current "most beautiful woman in the world" cover girl Gwyneth Paltrow, and Sir Ben Kingsley as The Mandarin ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Star Trek, Iron Man 3, Summer 2013

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Trailer: Turbo

Date: 04/17/2013

This looks adorable. Did you recognize the voices?  The cast includes Paul Giamatti, Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg/Lion, Maya Rudolph, Ken Jeong, and Michelle Rodriguez. But "Push It" is becoming the new "I Feel Good."  It has appeared in "Something Borrowed," "Project X," "Hot Tub Time Machine," "10 Things I Hate About You," "Soul Plane," and many television sh ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Paul Giamatti, Trailers, Turbo

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Jurassic Park 3D

Date: 04/04/2013

Back in 1993, what was astonishing in "Jurassic Park" was the special effects that seemed to bring dinosaurs back to life.  Two decades later, rediscovering Steven Spielberg's mastery of cinematic storytelling is the best reason to go see it again. It is back in theaters with the best 3D conversion I've seen, avoiding the cheesy Viewmaster effect too often the result of adding 3D effects after a ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Movie Review, Laura Dern, Sam Neill, Steven Spielberg, Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton

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The Best Family Movie of All Time: The Wizard of Oz (and Other Versions)

Date: 03/05/2013

This week's release of the prequel, "Oz the Great and Powerful" is a good reason to take another look at what may be the greatest family movie of all time, the classic MGM musical version of "The Wizard of Oz," starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Margaret Hamilton, and Frank Morgan. The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM tells the ...

Related Topics: Blog 97, Judy Garland, Over The Rainbow, Ray Bolger, The Wizard Of Oz, Munchkins, Jack Haley

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North Korea releases video of missile attack on America (Watch it here)

Date: 02/05/2013

Calvin's Commentary: How can this be? I know that I heard that Obama was going to make America beloved by the entire world, if we just elected him. After all, he is the neo-messiah.   (wink, wink) Must be Bush's fault. ▬ Donna Calvin ▬ Tuesday, February 5, 2013                         Kim Jong-un, the Supreme leader of North Korea pictured lef ...

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