Megan Basham

Megan is film and television editor for WORLD and co-host for WORLD Radio. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All. Megan resides with her husband, Brian Basham, and their two daughters in Charlotte, N.C. Follow her on Twitter on @megbasham.

Quite a sight

Movie | Arthur and the Invisibles is visually arresting but not right for kids
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/27/07, 12:00 am

Imagine if someone remade the animated cult classic Heavy Metal for kids and crossed it with Jim Henson's 1980s puppet movie Labyrinth. You'd have some idea of what to expect with Arthur and the Invisibles (rated PG for fantasy action and brief suggestive material).

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N'Ever gets going

Movie | Happily N'Ever After is no Shrek, and certainly no Hoodwinked
by Megan Basham
Posted 1/20/07, 12:00 am

Mommy, I'm bored," came the voice of a young girl, halfway through Disney's latest computer-generated effort, Happily N'Ever After. By the lack of laughs, she was only echoing the feelings of her peers around her. And no wonder. With tedious narration, obstinate lack of imagination, and pedestrian artwork, Happily N'Ever After (PG for mild action and rude humor) isn't likely to reach the big box-office numbers of recent fractured fairytale pics. It does, however, continue the trend of turning classic children's story structures on their heads.

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Apocalypse then

Movie | Apocalypto is an excellent film with an unpopular type of violence
by Megan Basham
Posted 12/23/06, 12:00 am

What are we to make of the violence that permeates Mel Gibson's undeniably impressive piece of cinematic art? That was the question Christians were asking themselves in 2004 after the release of The Passion, and it is the same question moviegoers will likely ask themselves after viewing the director's latest, Apocalypto (rated R for intense and graphic scenes of violence as well as other disturbing images).

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