The latest incarnation of the legendary hero starring Russell Crowe attempts intense action and authenticity a la Braveheart, but falls short on facts and fun.
The Nativity Story
The real achievement of 'The Nativity Story' is its portrayal of Joseph.
Realistic sights and sounds help this movie to stand out from other recent superhero efforts, but it all falls apart at the script level.
Remembering Newtown and Singing Jingle Bells
The anniversary of the Newtown shooting will always coincide with Advent, with the mournful, expectant waiting for Jesus' arrival. As it should be--a recognition of this in-between space, in which the glimmer of hope breaks into the darkness, and yet the darkness still sometimes seems to be ever-present.
Though it has one of the most impressive casts of action stars ever in a film, the story, scripting, and stunts in this Sylvester Stallone film are all second-rate at best.