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60s are Back! Cloudy 2! Wizard of Oz! Rush! Prisoners!

09/27/2013 Comments (1)

My second year of diaconal studies are well underway, but I’ve got a couple of full-length reviews coming up: Gravity and 12 Years a Slave.

Meanwhile, David and I have returned to NET and shot some new 60 second reviews. Here’s the first batch!

By the way, if you didn’t know, The Wizard of Oz is in theaters for one more week, till October 3, in IMAX and IMAX 3D. Do not miss this chance to see this classic on the big screen.

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (SDG)

Part of me kind of wishes they had kept the original title, Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers. (See my full review of the original.)

The Wizard of Oz (SDG)

Digitally remastered from the original negatives, painstakingly restored, The Wizard of Oz celebrates its 75th anniversary in style. (Read more about the restoration and 3D conversion in the notes to my full review; see also my recent piece for Catholic Digest.)

Rush (DD)

Ron Howard directs Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl and Olivia Wilde in the fact-based Formula One racing biopic.

Prisoners (DD)

Religious themes feature prominently in this psychological thriller starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis.

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Steven D. Greydanus
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Deacon Steven D. Greydanus is film critic for the National Catholic Register, creator of Decent Films, and a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark. With David DiCerto, he co-hosts the Gabriel Award–winning cable TV show “Reel Faith” for New Evangelization Television. Steven has degrees in media arts and religious studies, and 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. Steven and his wife Suzanne have seven children.