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Left Behind

by Alicia M. Cohn
Posted 10/03/14, 01:00 am

The new Left Behind is a watchable film with mostly solid acting that follows a proven Hollywood formula for the disaster-adventure film by replacing the typical ecological or terrorism-related disaster with the Rapture.

The movie focuses on the aftermath of an event where millions of people disappear “in the blink of an eye.” Secular productions like HBO’s The Leftovers have recently tapped the drama of that powerful hypothetical, but novelists Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins did it first with their successful fictionalized version of life post-Rapture.

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Web Reads: The heartbreak of Ebola in Sierra Leone

by Susan Olasky
Posted 10/02/14, 11:17 am

Ebola heartbreak. A Norwegian psychologist working with Médecins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) in Sierra Leone, writes this moving story about Patrick, a child with Ebola who lives with his ill father in an Ebola isolation center. The boy has already lost his mother to the disease.

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Together again

Music | Movie’s <em>Black Album</em> hits the right post-Beatles note but holds it too long
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 9/19/14, 01:00 am

It’s a telling sign of our digital-downloading times that what might turn out to be the best album of 2014 exists only in the fictional world of Richard Linklater’s new film Boyhood.

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