Summer heat: FJI’s annual preview of the season’s sizzling releases

Summer heat: FJI’s annual preview of the season’s sizzling releases
While the X-Men reveal their origin story, several other comic-book icons make their big-budget film debuts this summer. Green Lantern, Thor and Captain America will all seek movie immortality in a crowded franchise competition that also includes the fourth Pirates of the Caribbean adventure, the third rampage by the Transformers , Pixar’s second time around the track with Cars , more Kung Fu …
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Review: The Double Hour, Grade: B+
“The Double Hour” represents quite a debut for freshman director Giuseppe Capotondi. The film, which seamlessly blends melodrama, romance, psychological thriller and policier elements into a clever whole with twists galore makes Captondo seem like a modern Bunuel, though a good deal of credit for this superior outcome must be from the trio of screenwriters. (Rarely do writers get proper credit …
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Phyllis Schlafly Still Championing The Anti-Feminist Fight
She’s a lawyer, author, mother of six and a icon of the country’s anti-feminist movement. Phyllis Schlafly is best known for her successful 1973 campaign to stop the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. For decades, she has stuck by her beliefs that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. She’s been named one of the 100 most important women of the 20th century by Ladies Home Journal. As part of …
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