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Picking up several years after the second film, Danyael (the son of Jennifer Beal’s character) has grown up an angry young man who has refused to accept his place or that the world is part of something bigger. Life is cold…God is dead…there is no grand design.  He has a gathering of followers. However, angels still are seeking to destroy him. Meanwhile, Gabriel has begun to have a change in his understanding…. Read More

The Exorcist III (originally titled the Exorcist III: Legion) came thirteen years after the Heretic.  It may have seemed like a pointless act to revisit the long dormant franchise. But the screenwriter of the first film (and author of the book upon which it was based) William Peter Blatty believed he had something to say. Picking up seventeen years later, the film simply ignore the second film.  Maybe it happened…but it has… Read More

All stories must conclude.  Some just take longer than others.  A lot longer. But more on that later. Sauroman is defeated, Aragorn and the people of Rohan have defended Helms Deep and Frodo, Sam and Gollum are at the door of Mordor. Te film actually opens by jumping back several hundred years before the story we have been watching where we see hobbits Sméagol and Déagol fishing in a small boat.  After being… Read More

Picking up in the aftermath that split the fellowship apart, the Two Towers has a lot on it’s shoulders. Frodo and Sam are now on their own, making their way for Mount Doom to destroy the ring.  Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli are trying to rescue Merry and Pippin, who are believed to have been kidnapped by Orcs. We quickly learn that Merry and Pippin found escape from the orcs on their own. … Read More

Sam discovers that his parents were part of an experiment with nuclear power while he was in the womb.  Upon being born, he is proclaimed a perfectly healthy baby.  Shortly after his parents burst into flames (spontaneously!). Sam discovers he has the power to make things burst into flames.  When he gets angry, he causes people to erupt in violent flames.  But it is not just other people.  When a victim burns,… Read More