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Gal Gadot, best known for her turn as Gisele in the Fast and Furious franchise, will be jumping into the world of comics as Wonder Woman.
When we last spoke of Batman vs. Superman, or whatever working title the project is now trying to convince people to use in reference to a film that honestly can only be called by one name until official posters say otherwise, I was almost relieved to hear that DC Comics was trying to stepping-stone their way into Justice League. Nothing is worse than a franchise desperately cobbling itself together in an attempt to keep up with its rival; and let’s face it, Marvel has been schooling DC in the theaters for a while now. Whether or not DC Comics can find a way to keep pace with the Avengers franchise remains to be seen, but reports from SlashFilm indicate that the studio has taken a step forward by casting Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman come July 17, 2015.
JERUSALEM (RNS)—Many artistic renderings of biblical figures hang in churches and museums, but no one really knows what they and their contemporaries looked like.
Now, an international team of archeologists, forensic anthropologists and facial reconstruction experts has tried to answer this question by recreating the faces of three adults and a newborn whose skeletal remains date back to biblical times.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and popular Christian author Max Lucado have paired up with singer Susan Boyle for a Christmas film in the trio’s first theatrical release.
The Christmas Candle features a minister who struggles with his own faith and belief in miracles as he ministers to the English village of Gladbury. The film is a first for Santorum, who is now CEO of distributor EchoLight Studios.
Although a tale about friends getting together for Thanksgiving, the Peanuts special, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, is really a metaphor about family relationships during the holiday.
See if this sounds familiar: Charlie Brown and his sister, Sally, are preparing to go to their grandmother’s home for dinner when Charlie gets a call from Peppermint Patty who has invited herself and two other friends, (Marcie and Franklin), to Charlie’s place for the holiday. Without getting a word in edgewise, Charlie finds himself hosting a Thanksgiving meal knowing nothing about cooking except how to fill a bowl with cold cereal and making toast. Which begs the question … where are the parents?
As one does in such occasions, Charlie is aided in the kitchen with the help of his friend, Linus, his dog Snoopy and the yellow bird, Woodstock, making for a questionably sanitary condition. Together, the quartet produces plates of buttered toast, pretzel sticks, popcorn and jellybeans. The feast is set up in the backyard on a ping-pong table surrounded by lawn chairs. Peppermint Patty arrives in flip-flops (in November!) with her friends in tow and everyone sits down to eat.
If you look at the Walt Disney Feature Animation films of the last 13 years, you’re going to see why I have been on sort of a “Disney Sabbatical.” Apart from the greatness of Pixar and what they have been able to accomplish in both story and wonder, it has seemed like Disney Animation films have fallen flat. It wasn’t until I saw Tangled that my interest in what Disney can put out there was rekindled. What Tangled did for me was open up my heart to the possibility that “animated-films-that-weren’t-Pixar” could be great again … and it looks like Frozen has just upped its game!
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