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June 2007 Archives

I was completely obsessed with the famous French singer Edith Piaf when I was in high school. I would spend hours and hours playing her records until I could do a passable imitation of “Non, je ne regrette rien” in […]

It wasn’t quite Saul/Paul’s blinding conversion on the road to Damascus, but when Paris Hilton emerged from the Lynwood Women’s Correctional Facility last night sans blue contact lenses, I thought two things: 1) She’s a really pretty girl without the […]

The Associated Press (via is reporting that Germany has declared filming at certain military sites “verboten” for a future Tom Cruise film–thanks to his affiliation with Scientology, which the German governement does not recognize as a religion, but as […]

Who really “knocked up” Katherine Heigl’s character in the film of the same name? Was it co-star Seth Rogen’s character? Or was it really a film character crossover from Steven Spielberg’s controversial film “Munich”?If you’ve seen the film, you know […]

Perhaps no singer brings more spiritual baggage to a CD entitled “Theology” than controversial Irish songstress Sinead O’Connor. The singer, who tore up a picture of the Pope on “Saturday Night Live” years ago and claimed once to be ordained […]

Walking into the Sherry Lansing Theater at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles last Thursday, I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy evening. While looking forward to the screening of “A Mighty Heart”–as I had read the Marianne Pearl […]

To bring the story of murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl to the big screen was one fraught with difficulties ever since Brad Pitt optioned the rights to Mariane Pearl’s (Daniel’s widow) book, “A Mighty Heart.” Who would be […]

Who knew that the story behind the tale of Peter Rabbit could be a perfect date movie, a family friendly drama, and a feminist–not to mention environmental–manifesto all at the same time? In the style of “Finding Neverland,” “Miss Potter,” […]

“Evan Almighty” is good, clean family fun. And I know this because the 4-to-7 year olds sitting around me kept up a giddy, running commentary about everything on screen: “Look Mommy, sheep!” “Look Mommy, his beard won’t stop growing,” they’d […]

If you’re a person of faith who loves any time when biblical stories make it into the mainstream cinema, then “Evan Almighty” is for you and everyone you can invite to go with you. But if you’re looking for great […]