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    'Hunger Games' Taps the Desire for Freedom

    *When The Hunger Games movie debuted last year, we published this post about how the novels truly represent the human desire for freedom. Since the second movie in the trilogy was released last weekend, it’s appropriate to spotlight that message again.  Why does the movie adaptation of The Hunger Games … More

    Morning Bell: Why a Car Commercial Can Make You Cry

    Is there a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces in your life? If so, tears likely came to your eyes when you saw Jeep’s Super Bowl commercial. Oprah Winfrey’s voice-over was a moving tribute to those who fight for us: “In your home, in our hearts—you’ve been missed. You’ve been … More

    Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood Hunts Bin Laden

    Zero dark thirty seemed like time the movie finally ended. The long-awaited film that chronicles how the CIA tracked down the mastermind of 9/11 opened in Washington this weekend. The Oscar-nominated movie seemed as long as waiting for it to come to D.C., covering more than a decade from the … More

    Limits on Free Speech? A Dangerous Message

    Diplomats abroad represent the government of the United States. They must, therefore, speak with tact, but also with honesty. After all, most of the people they’re speaking to have no firsthand experience with the U.S. Our diplomats are teaching foreigners about America. In fact, the “primary purpose of United States … More

    Scribecast: Harmon Kaslow Previews 'Atlas Shrugged Part 2'

    It was no coincidence that “Atlas Shrugged Part 1” made its box-office debut on tax day, April 15, earlier this year. So it was only appropriate that the DVD release would fall on Election Day. Harmon Kaslow, the movie’s producer, visited Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing today to talk about the film … More

    Movie Review: Beyond Hoop Dreams for 'Mighty Macs'

    All things considered, “The Mighty Macs” contains most of the elements of a typical sports movie: motivational characters, a group of misfits, impossible odds, and, in the end, victory hanging on the last play of the game. “The Mighty Macs” chronicles the journey of Immaculata College’s women’s basketball team from … More

    When Fathers Become 'Courageous'

    The critical importance of committed fatherhood to the well-being of children is the theme of  “Courageous,” the latest little faith-based movie that could from Georgia-based brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick. The film made a strong beginning at hitting home: “Courageous” was Fandango’s weeklong king of advance ticket sales as it … More

    Remembering the Path to 9/11

    The Path to 9/11 is a docudrama sprawling across eight-and-a-half years, four continents, and multiple terrorist attacks. The film generated great controversy when it originally aired in 2006. It achieved phenomenal rating numbers, drawing 28 million viewers. Written and produced by Cyrus Nowrasteh, (who also wrote the screenplay for Stoning … More