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Fury (2014)10/17/14
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Interview With Screenwriter Ma...
Jacob Sahms, Editor
Margaret Nagle bares her love for kids, the story she has to share, and the difference a movie might make.

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Be Who You're Supposed To Be
Jacob Sahms
McCall is like a Clint Eastwood character: above the law, more effective than the law, and driven by an eye-for-an-eye ethos. The film is by turns entertaining and terrifying, and shows off the kind of pairing we'd expect from Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua.

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Philanthropic Falsehood
Darrel Manson
Mark Landis seeks to be a philanthropist. He has donated work by renowned artists to museums across America. Here's the catch: They are all fakes which he has forged himself. Art and Craft lets us into Landis's world and into the world of the art museums he fooled.

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The Birth of The New Journalis...
Darrel Manson
In the 1960s, Esquire published some of the best writers available: Tom Wolfe, Nora Ephron, Gay Talese, Norman Mailer, Peter Bogdanovich, John Updike, Gore Vidal, and William F. Buckley, Jr. (Vidal and Buckley had a celebrated kerfuffle in the pages of Esquire.) It became the standard of The New Journalism.

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Cinematic Wisdom Of Solomon
Jacob Sahms, Editor
Grace Unplugged took a hard look at a musicialn's rise to stardom; The Other Woman looks at an affair... and the path to freedom from one side of it. The truth is that The Song is probably better than both of them, in its intimate, close-up view, largely free of meandering and theatrical overacting.

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Working Through Penance
Jacob Sahms
This one isn’t for the faint of the heart—though less graphic than Prisoners, there’s a fair amount of torture for sure. But the way that the twelve steps are worked in? The way that confession and change and growth occur in Neeson’s Scudder? Those make this a wonderful, terrible ride, when you count the cost of his soul and how he’s ended up in this place. Go for the adventure, stay for the soul, but either way, buckle up.

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Mother and Child Reunion
Darrel Manson
It seems obvious that military families face stresses other families don't. Taking a parent away for deployment and then having to try to fit back in to family life is hard on everyone. In Fort Bliss we see the struggle of a mother to reconnect with her five year old son. It is not easy for either of them.

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Multi-Great Grandma Was a Selk...
Darrel Manson
Some Christians are taken aback when they hear a scholar speak of a biblical story as myth or legend. They think that means it never happened. What scholars mean by that is that these are the stories that tell defining truths. It is a measure of respect to use those terms for a story, not a dismissal.

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Seeing Things for the First Ti...
J. Alan Sharrer
I read The Giver for the first time while in high school and was immediately entranced by the ideas and depth of the subject matter. The nice thing about the movie version is that the themes and ideas are still there. In many ways, this is a thinking person's film, wrapped up in YA dystopian trimmings.

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Teaser Trailer Finally Here
Mark Sommer
At long last, the Teaser Trailer for The Battle of the Five Armies is out, and we have it here. There is a bit of a teaser within the teaser for those who know the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy well. Jackson has chosen to use Billy Boyd's "All Shall Fade" from The Return of the King. Will Pete find a way to bring Pippin into the movie? Click through to view.

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Satire Examines Christian Miss...
Jacob Sahms, Editor
No satirical movie since Saved has the ability to grab ahold of the church the way that Believe Me can. With a solid, winsome cast of young people, a strong script aimed at peeling back the layers of Christianese and specifically Christian mission fundraising, this highly insightful film is as encouraging as it is critical.

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Our Mother Did What?
Darrel Manson
Grief is in many ways a universal. We all go through those times and understand their blend of awkwardness, anger, joys, and sorrows. It is often a time for reconciliation and bonding. A Picture of You reflects the varying moods of grief and interjects a dose of humor.

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