REVIEW: ‘The Rite’

Father Trevant (Anthony Hopkins) prepares to lay the spiritual beatdown in "The Rite".
Father Trevant (Anthony Hopkins) prepares to lay the spiritual beatdown in "The Rite".
Father Trevant (Anthony Hopkins) prepares to lay the spiritual beatdown in "The Rite".

Faith.

What do you believe? Why do you believe it? In the case of religion, we have faith that there is a purpose for our lives, that there is a meaning to it all and ultimately, that there is reward or consequences.

In short, we hope.

Hope is an emotional Schrödinger’s Cat that sits in its box until we open it and find the true gift: proof. Some people, however, are simply content to wait and wonder, fearing the knowledge that proof might bring.

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REVIEW: ‘The Wolfman’ (2010)

The wolf (Benecio Del Toro), the wolf, the wolf is on fire in the pretty, but empty remake of "The Wolfman".
The wolf (Benecio Del Toro), the wolf, the wolf is on fire in the pretty, but empty remake of "The Wolfman".

Lycanthropy.
It is monsterdom’s Jan Brady to vampirism’s Marsha.

While considered one of the “classic” monsters, the Wolfman has clearly lost the PR battle with dear old Drac. But face it, being a vampire is just flat out more appealing that being a werewolf. Vampires represent repressed sexuality while werewolves represent the destructive impulses of the id.

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