In its opening weekend, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey’s new Son of God film topped $26.5 million, to mixed reviews.
In Monuments Men, a rag tag team of art scholars turned soldiers attempt to rescue priceless artwork stolen by the Nazis. But the question naturally arises: Is the Mona Lisa worth a single life?
Lone Survivor, directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, is a stirring testament to the brotherhood of our armed forces and well worth your time. Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language, it is not for the faint of heart.
It’s impossible to surmise what J. R. R. Tolkien’s shade might think about the latest big screen adaptation of his fantasy corpus set in a fictional Middle Earth of elves, hobbits, orcs, and rings of power. But New Zealand director Peter Jackson’s latest cinematic tour de force, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, is undeniably a very different story than its simple, warm-hearted literary source material.