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Viewers need to discern the amorality tale of the new film that satirizes both yellow journalism and the public hunger for images that fuels its excesses. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal provides the creepy character of the morally tone deaf TV news reporter.
The cherished amnesia plot gets dusted off for the thriller “Before I Go to Sleep” (Clarius). Writer-director Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s novel adeptly executes a few turns. But it offers only one big twist.
This is a book for parents to read to and with their children. A bestiary, the author explains in his introduction, was a medieval, illuminated manuscript about animals mentioned in the Bible, and some not mentioned, but creatures of fantasy.
When the latest production of William Shakespeare’s beloved play opened recently, set in an English mansion before World War I, it attempted to draw new meaning from the Bard’s eternal lines.
Talky, pretentious and filled with existential angst when the characters aren’t preoccupied with spitting curses, the new black comedy with the odd title is visually dazzling. Morally, though, it’s dead weight as it reflects on the corrupting nature of fame.
True to form, Keanu Reeves plays a man of few monotone words who leaves a high body count in his wake, in the new action thriller. In so many words, it’s unconvincing, unglamorous, offensive — and avoidable.
The work of religious philanthropic organizations came into clear view during the summer of 2014 when two Christian mission groups serving people in need around the world arranged to fly two of their medical missionaries suffering from the Ebola virus out of Liberia to a hospital in Atlanta, where they were treated successfully.
Part half-baked cautionary tale, part dangerous pastime, “Ouija” lurches from one horror genre standby to the next. Its ultimate impact on moviegoers is to offer an alternate spelling of “board.”
Sometimes we commit a sin because we feel unable to control our situation. If we’re lucky, we encounter someone who shows us mercy and convinces us to take a different path. That’s the story arc of a new graphic novel.
Brutal realism in the depiction of combat and scripturally inspired spirituality hardly make an obvious pairing.