Quasi-newsbites: Serenity! Exorcism of Reese!

Quasi-newsbites: Serenity! Exorcism of Reese! September 19, 2005

Two things, not really involving “news”, per se.

1. My friend Jeffrey Overstreet has started posting transcripts from the Serenity junket that took place late last week. Lucky sod.

2. Brad Tytel at The Revealer notes how a few critics have gone after Reese Witherspoon’s Just Like Heaven for, of all things, having too much alleged religio-political baggage in common with The Exorcism of Emily Rose! The loudest critic on this point — and warning, there be implicit spoilers here! — seems to be the New York Daily News‘s Jami Bernard, who calls the film “a comedy about the Terry Schiavo case” and “a tedious, faith-based diatribe against medical science” and “propaganda disguised as a popcorn movie” and “earnest and preachy”. Bizarre. “Faith-based”?

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