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Oct 14 2010

WTF do they know?

“As Deepak Chopra taught us, quantum physics means anything can happen at any time for no reason.”– Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth My fiancee and I watched What the Bleep Do We Know? Why? Because it was there. By reputation it is a terrible new-age movie that claims to be about science. The film makers attempt …

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Jan 05 2010

Scientist portrayal in Avatar

I’ve seen Avatar twice now. I already reviewed it on my personal blog. I didn’t love it exactly, but I had to see it a second time because, despite its flaws, I knew my seven year old would think it was awesome. He did. However, I do want to add one quick thing about it. …

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Mar 02 2009

Fireproof

Here’s another Kirk Cameron movie that I’ll never have to watch now. Thanks, Everything Else Atheist! After a heroic rescue and doctor drama, Cameron’s at home again, on the Internet looking at boats, an established hobby. An ad pops up – “wanna see? Click here!” Adblock plus and firefox will take care of that little …

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Sep 03 2008

Batman Begins, Gotham and Gomorrah: (Shows #556 & 562)

I have gotten repeated requests to provide some sort of summary on this two-part program. I’ve been slow to provide it, because, frankly, it’s a lot of material. But here goes: This show was billed as “How Batman Begins is based on the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah.” However, it is fairer to say …

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Jul 08 2008

“Wanted”: In which I take a dumb summer action flick entirely too seriously

I saw “Wanted” over the weekend, and it was more or less what I was expecting: dumb action movie, neato “Matrix”-like special effects, pretentious effort to hammer home some kind of deep pop-philosophical message. Unfortunately, since this is a relatively new movie, I’m frustrated by my desire to talk about the things that bugged me …

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Jun 16 2008

Prince Caspian is Anvilicious

Anvilicious, adj:In media, the state of conveying a particular message so unsubtly that they may as well etch it onto an anvil and drop it on your head. Okay, so I’m late in seeing this movie. Ginny and I don’t get out enough. I always liked the Narnia books, even after I knew that Aslan …

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