Tuesday’s specials

THE WAR IS OVER.
Oprah… Dave. Dave… Oprah. I expect a talk-show troop withdrawl will follow straightaway.

QUAID TALKS ABOUT HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH
Meditation, he says, should be yours… mine… ours….

“IT’S UNDERWHELMING!” “IT’S LESS THAN ORIGINAL!”
Critics are raving about today’s special sneak-preview clip of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. They’re raving about how much it looks like footage from the video game, or a scene from The Return of the King in which certain characters have been replaced by cheetahs.

Are you getting that sinking feeling that maybe this first Narnia movie is going to be disappointing? Can you feel it in the fact that after all of the pre-release hype to Christian audiences, Christianity Today and most other Christian film critics were disallowed passage to the film junket, but the sure-to-embrace-it-because-it’s-Christian CBN reporter was given a place at the table?

Can you feel it in the fact that the only clip they’ve given us is a clip that looks just like a battle scene from The Lord of the Rings, except there are more felines involved?

Can you feel it in the fact that most press screenings aren’t happening until December 6th, a couple of days before the film opens? (UPDATE: Okay, I withdraw that complaint. Just today, several more press screenings were announced.)

A friend of mine has seen the final cut. He’s sworn to secrecy until opening day, but he did offer a caution: Don’t expect it to be very faithful to the source material.

Of course, it could be that this sinking feeling has more to do with the Panang Curry combo I ate for lunch today…

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