…ask yourself one question

Going to the movies is not generally seen as an act of patriotism, but as we all know this past Christmas a certain threat against a certain movie made that a new reality.

…go into the light

“This is the End,” written and directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, is a farce of the apocalypse as experienced by an assortment of relatively well-known Hollywood actors. When the rapture arrives, it’s no surprise that a Hollywood house party remains unaffected. That is, until the hell fires being to rain down on the…

…Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Oz is a land that many of us consider ourselves fairly familiar with. We’ve gone over the rainbow with Judy Garland and defied gravity with the Wicked Witch of the West. Some of us may have even read L. Frank Baum’s original books. In this latest trip to the merry old land of Oz, we…

…Branch Out

Okay, before I begin let’s get one thing out of the way.  All together now: Sigh, not another origin story. Feel better? Good. Now for the final installment in the Crusade’s summer of cinema: Progress, power and intelligence–these three themes are at the heart of director Rupert Wyatt’s relaunch of this popular series in, “Rise of…

…be honored just to be nominated

Congratulations…most of you survived ten days of Oscar madness…the rest of you, feel free to take this moment to scroll back over the last ten days. Catch up…marvel…mock…whatever floats your boat. Either way, we have arrived at the end of our Oscar journey.  Tonight we hear the final verdicts. You may wonder why we would…

…Go It Alone

“127 Hours” is not a film for the faint hearted or the weak stomached. Danny Boyle’s telling of this inspiring story is far from a simple retelling. Adventure seeker Aron Ralston’s story is widely known.  When faced with the choice  of either dying or doing whatever it took to live, Ralston chose life.  The film, however, is not just about this…