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review by . January 29, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
2 ½ Stars: This Horror Movie Almost Had The
There are exorcists stationed all around the world. The Vatican have indeed sanctioned a program where each diocese would have an exorcist. This film is based on “true events”. I may believe that the film is indeed based on true events; if very "loosely". The 2011 film “The Rite” is based on the book “The Making of an Exorcist” by Rome-based author Matt Baglio which was published in 2009. Baglio participated in a seminar on exorcism by the Vatican …
review by . May 28, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
** out of ****     Mikael Hafstrom went from "Evil" to "Derailed" to "1408", and now, he's gone to "The Rite". Strange, how a filmmaker who can make a horror film as good as "1408" can also manage to make a film as mediocre and disappointing as "The Rite". But then again, "The Rite" is such a different film; more of a drama than a horror film, and only possessing a few good moments whereas "1408" had many scattered throughout. Long story short, it's mildly entertaining, but never …
review by . February 08, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
   Anthony Hopkins is a wonderful actor. Talented, graceful and capable of inhabiting roles as diverse as a serial killer, a motorcycle enthusiast and a disgraced president. He’s known for wonderful roles in wonderful movies, and therefore it’s somewhat depressing to see him playing a very slightly interesting role in a really not very good movie. The Rite covers one of the strangest aspects of Catholicism (of which I have a famously low opinon), in that it closely examines …
review by . February 20, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
'The Rite' Two Jews On Film Don't Feel The Spirit With This Supernatural Thriller (Video)
'The Rite' is a supernatural thriller inspired by true events.  The film follows seminary student Michael Kovak (Colin O'Donoghue) who is sent to the Vatican to study exorcism.  Michael is a man with many doubts...not only about demon possession but about his own calling.  He challenges his superiors to look to psychiatry, rather than demons in treating the possessed.      When Michael arrives in Rome he is order to apprentice with the unorthodox …
review by . February 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
Star Rating:         There are the possession movies that are really about nothing more than possession. You know these kinds of movies. They exist primarily for the late night movie crowds; they give the guys an excuse to make their dates scream by sneaking up on them and grabbing their shoulders. And then there are the movies that use possession not as a cheap horror gimmick, but as a means for a character or group of characters to come to terms with their faith. …
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