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  1. John Herreid

    Fairy Tales in Space

    December 22, 2015 12:00 pm Leave a Comment

    Note: this review is spoiler-free. Comments on it, though, may contain spoilers. On Sunday we went to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The theater was jam-packed with families; lots of kids dressed up as their favorite characters—including one kid dressed as Wolverine. I have a feeling he was simpatico… Read more »

    Tags: movie reviews Star Wars The Force Awakens

  2. John Herreid

    “The road to Auschwitz isn’t so long…”

    August 3, 2015 12:20 pm 1 Comment

    From time to time people will ask me if there are any specific movies that Ignatius Press has released on DVD that I really think highly of. There are several, but there’s one of them in particular which came to mind in these past few weeks. It’s a chilling German… Read more »

    Tags: After the Truth movie reviews Nazism

  3. John Herreid

    Great Films for Kids: Song of the Sea

    March 13, 2015 9:08 am 5 Comments

    Animator Tomm Moore’s vision is the vision of old Irish folktales, where saints and heroes, fairies and angels, monsters and missionaries comingle in stories and legend. His first film, The Secret of Kells, is a fanciful and wondrous imagining of the creation of the Book of Kells. His second, Song… Read more »

    Tags: animation great films for kids movie reviews movies

  4. John Herreid

    Great Films for Kids: The Secret of Kells

    March 6, 2015 9:05 am 13 Comments

    If the world is going to ruin, what is the purpose of creating beautiful things? That’s a question you might find interwoven in the plot of an art film aimed at adults. But here it is in a movie for kids. And it’s better expressed here than in many other… Read more »

    Tags: animation great films for kids movie reviews The Secret of Kells

  5. Meryl Kaleida

    A Warning: A Review of Kingsman: The Secret Service

    February 24, 2015 12:05 pm 20 Comments

    Move over Fifty Shades of Grey, because you’re not the only horrible movie in theatres right now. Kingsman: The Secret Service is not at all what its trailer portrays it to be—an action packed, fun-loving, spy film. No, no, and no. I cannot iterate enough how no one should watch… Read more »

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  6. Meryl Kaleida

    A few months ago I lamented over bad movie adaptations from books.  I am always hopeful that some film director will suck me into their painfully accurate rendition of their favorite novel, but I am usually disappointed. I have had to train myself to view movies completely separate from their… Read more »

    Tags: film movie reviews novels to movies The Hobbit