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In a refreshing departure, the game goes for genuine emotion rather than mindless, violent action. It evokes real mystery instead of confining itself to the simple formula of a shoot-’em-up.
There’s no question of an agenda; cohabitation and same-sex unions, treated as marriages, are simply meant for audiences to take for granted. Well-grounded grownups will assess and resist this skewed thinking.
“Paths of the Soul” offers “a look at a religious tradition different from that of most Westerners, and in so doing expands our understanding of human yearning for the divine.
White Christians, and particularly white, male Christians, who like to be challenged about how they live the Gospel will find that challenge in “Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Sees Racism.”
“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is both a prequel and a sequel that fails with a resounding thud. A lavishly staged follow-up to “Snow White and the Huntsman,” it is well intentioned but dull.
Different cultures and religions are examined for their answers to such perennial questions as: “Who is God?” “Where did we come from?” “Why does evil happen?” and “What happens when we die?”
The spirit of “Young Frankenstein” looms over the contrived plot of the mind-swap yarn “Criminal” (Summit). Since the newer film is meant to be a serious action adventure, that’s not such a good thing.
If you could go back and change the past, would you do it? The latest to delve into this intriguing theme is cartoonist Daniel Clowes. His new graphic novel, “Patience” (Fantagraphics), features a time traveler whose goal is to prevent the murder of his pregnant wife.
Breathtaking jungle landscapes and meticulously detailed creatures great and small are joined by favorite songs “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wanna Be Like You” from the 1967 animated film version of the classic tale.