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April 2008 Archives

I’ve watched J.J. Abrams’s “Lost” from the very beginning just as faithfully as other devotees. But I have to call it like I see it: the show has deteriorated into a mess of too many plotlines, too many time zones, […]

Time magazine profiles Stephenie Meyer, author of the vampire-ridden Twilight series whose first non-“Twilight” book, “The Host’ will be out next month. Citing her unlikely rise to best-sellerdom (Meyer was a Phoenix, Ariz. housewife when she penned the first “Twilight” […]

Dancing has always been a movie metaphor for celebrating your spirit and following your dreams. I think that is why shows like “Dancing with the Stars” and even the cheesy ones like “So You Think You Can Dance?” are so […]

Welcome back to Week 9 of the Oprah Winfrey/Eckhart Tolle “A New Earth” web event. There’s only one more class to go in the ten-week course, if you can believe it! Monday night’s class, based on Chapter 9 “Your Inner […]

Beliefnet just posted this cool new personality quiz, “Which Narnia Character Are You?” According to the quiz, I’m Prince Caspian, rightful heir of Narnia. I also, “have a sharp eye for injustice and a humble heart to improve the world” […]

On February 9th, Disney superstar Miley Cyrus and her “achy breaky” father Billy Ray Cyrus participated in a “relaxed family event” photo shoot for Vanity Fair’s June issue. While Cyrus isn’t on the cover, her scantily clad photo—where she is […]

Scottish heartthrob actor James McAvoy has quickly become one of Hollywood’s biggest rising stars, with roles in “The Last King of Scotland,” “Atonement,” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.” However, had he made a different career choice, the screen might have […]

Aww, shucks! Why is it that I am such a sucker (ha!) for all things vampire, no matter how kitschy they get? CBS’s “Moonlight” gets more melodramatic by the episode–as does its star vampire Mick St. Johns–but it only makes […]

I got out to see “Baby Mama” with my wife, daughters and son this weekend, and came away with these impressions: 1. This is most definitely a chick flick! The girls were giggling and occasionally laughing as if on a […]

In the upcoming animated movie “Kung Fu Panda,” a panda named Po is unexpectedly chosen to train among his Kung Fu idols. Although big and somewhat clumsy, Po works to become a Kung Fu master and defend his friends from […]

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