Mummy

Today in Movie History: May 7

We’ll start today’s entry off with The Mummy. No, the other one. No, the OTHER one, the 1999 Stephen Sommers adventure yarn that pitted Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz against Arnold Vosloo’s CG-laden Egyptian villain. It’s little more than popcorn, but as popcorn, it’s quite delightful and attains the same breezy charm as the Indiana Jones movies it so clearly emulates. …

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Movies for the Resistance: Denial

(Welcome to Movies for the Resistance, a weekly column intended to showcase films with particular pertinence for 2017. One of the fundamental purposes of art in general, and movies in particular, is to serve as a spiritual armory: bringing hope, timely lessons and shared experiences when times are dark. They can move us to positive political action, lend insight to the inexplicable, …