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The Great Divorce

By Stephanie Perrault
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Theater | It takes a good deal of cunning to “steal past watchful dragons,” but Max McLean’s stage production of The Great Divorce rises to the challenge, raising…

Bilbo returns

Bilbo returns

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | Desolation of Smaug makes for a monstrously entertaining movie

The Book Thief

The Book Thief

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | In this visually bombastic age where smartphones and selfies are our culture’s ubiquitous ornaments, a film like The Book Thief comes as a much-needed reminder…

Gravity

Gravity

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | When the Challenger space shuttle exploded a little over a minute after launching from Cape Canaveral in January of 1986, I was sitting in my grandparent’s…

<em>Meatballs</em> sequel lacks key ingredients

Meatballs sequel lacks key ingredients

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 offers great animation but pairs it with an unappetizing plotline

A focus on quality

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | Grace Unplugged raises the bar for Christian moviemaking

Austenland

Austenland

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | Love them or hate them, there are countless Jane Austen spin-offs. This month’s release of the movie Austenland adds yet another to the menagerie. Although the…

Turbo

Turbo

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | Want to know if a kids’ movie is worth its salt? Take a few children to see it and watch their behavior. If they’re engaged for 90 minutes, laugh at the…

Saving the summer

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | The spy spoof RED 2 comes along this weekend to rescue viewers from the summer doldrums

Pacific Rim

Pacific Rim

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | If you enjoy mash-ups, you might like Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster flick, Pacific Rim , a mix of Godzilla, Transformers, and Total Recall. The movie, like…

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | What do you get when you combine madcap antics, banana-colored clones, and a plot that affirms traditional family values? A lot of money.  And that’s…

Unfinished Song

Unfinished Song

By Stephanie Perrault
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Movies | “The movies … are today the nearest thing ever imagined to the unaffected and unconscious process of life, as expressed in art,” wrote American film…

 
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