Bob Brown

Bob is a graduate of the WORLD Journalism Institute’s mid-career course.

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Lego mania 2

Movie | Everyone’s favorite toy building blocks chase another zany adventure in The Lego Movie 2
by Bob Brown
Posted 2/14/19, 01:08 pm

It’s safe to take the kids to see The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part: The PG-rated film has little bad language (“heck” twice), one instance of borderline innuendo, and a message (“You have to find your own way”) easily corrected. But ask your kids afterward what the movie was about, and they’ll probably only say, “It was cool!” A plot and a plot twist gradually emerge from the mania, but it takes a saint’s patience to piece it all together. Like those complicated Lego kits, I suppose.

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Crowning moment

Movie | Heroism, friendship, and forgiveness mark fantasy adventure The Kid Who Would Be King
by Bob Brown
Posted 1/31/19, 11:41 am

Remember being a kid, charging through the woods, thrusting a plastic sword at imaginary foes? If not, the new film The Kid Who Would Be King will take you there. Set in present-day England and starring a middle schooler, the charming Arthur-legend update delivers a mixed bag of make-believe and modern boyhood.

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Class argument

Movie | On the Basis of Sex spotlights Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s fight against sex discrimination
by Bob Brown
Posted 1/17/19, 03:43 pm

Pro-lifers might find inspiration in the new biopic about liberal Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. On the Basis of Sex focuses on the 1972 landmark case Moritz v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue that Ginsburg, then a law professor, successfully argued. Ginsburg exposed how scores of federal laws discriminated against an entire class of people—women. Her brilliant tactic? The client she took on, Charles Moritz, was a man.

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