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In 60 Seconds: Turbo! The Conjuring! Pacific Rim! Fruitvale Station!

Friday, July 19, 2013 10:20 AM Comments (4)

The last two episodes of “Reel Faith” I think are among our best.

Last week’s episode, with The Lone Ranger, Despicable Me 2 and The Way, Way Back, is up right now at the “Reel Faith” website, and will be available through the weekend.

Tonight’s episode, with The Conjuring, Turbo and Pacific Rim, airs tonight at 8pm EDT (watch NET live), and will be up at the website sometime early next week.

Check them out — and if you like the show, or if you enjoy the 60 second reviews below, do me a favor and visit the “Reel Faith” Facebook page and “like” it.

P.S. Do not miss the 60 second review of Fruitvale Station below. You may not have heard of this one — an indie drama about the last day in the life of a 22-year-old black man who was killed by Bay Area transit police in 2009 — but it's well worth your attention.

The Conjuring (SDG)

Thirty years after The Exorcist, when it comes to fighting the powers of hell, the Catholic Church still has the heavy artillery, as Roger Ebert once wrote.

 

Turbo (DD)

Visually inventive and basically harmless, DreamWorks’ is obviously indebted to Pixar, but … well, you knew there was a “but” coming, didn’t you?

 

Fruitvale Station (SDG)

Oscar Grant just might be the most memorable character I’ve encountered on the big screen this year.

 

Pacific Rim (DD)

Giant robots versus giant monsters. What’s not to love?

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About Steven D. Greydanus

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Steven D. Greydanus is film critic for the National Catholic Register and Decent Films, the online home for his film writing. He writes regularly for Christianity Today, Catholic World Report and other venues, and is a regular guest on several radio shows. Steven has contributed several entries to the New Catholic Encyclopedia, including “The Church and Film” and a number of filmmaker biographies. He has also written about film for the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy. He has a BFA in Media Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York, and an MA in Religious Studies from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, PA. He is pursuing diaconal studies in the Archdiocese of Newark. Steven and Suzanne have seven children.