Age of Ultron: Human Visions, Second Chances and Filled Gaps

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The Avengers have invaded your local theaters – and the public consciousness. Critics like it and audiences love it. It passed the $700million dollar mark only eight days after its release, and a spokesperson for Disney said it should pass the $1.5 billion that the first movie brought in. That billion, with a ‘b’. The […]

The Stones Cry Out: A Review of The Interview

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If Sony pictures wanted to stir up a buzz over a film, they could hardly have orchestrated a better series of events than the geo-political drama that played out ahead of The Interview: a mysterious cyberattack on Sony reportedly originating out of North Korea, followed by threats of violence against any theater that dared to […]

Dracula Untold

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Dracula Untold looks to do for Dracula what Maleficent did for its title character. What if there is more to Dracula than we thought? What if he is a hero (albeit a problematic one)? Dracula Untold suggests that he is just that – a misunderstood monster who has become what he is for love. And […]

Honor Living: How the Moral Absolutes Elevate Human Life

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On the evening of January 1st, 2008, at approximately 7:30pm, a call came in to the Irving, TX, 911 emergency response line. A female voice came screaming onto the line, “Help me … my dad shot me and now I’m dying!” The caller was 17-year-old Sarah Said. She and her sister Amina, 18, had been […]

Why should I believe something?

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Why do people – even those of high intellect and good intention – disagree so often? Who should we believe? Better, why should we believe something?