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Movie Duel: Dante's Peak vs. Volcano

Sometimes I like to start out my Movie Duels columns with a little bit of socio-historical analysis, where I pick out the main theme or subject matter in common between two movie twins, and I try to hypothesize why that…

Exploring Star Trek's spiritual side

Star Trek’s relationship to the subjects of religion or spirituality has been complicated. Star Trek’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, was known for being a secular humanist with a skeptical attitude toward religion, and few of Star Trek’s main human characters delve…

Stephen King's It (1990)

With a new cinematic version of Stephen King’s 1986 novel It due to hit theaters in September, I thought I’d take a look at the previous adaptation of that classic novel: a miniseries which aired on ABC in the fall…