Articles tagged ian mckewan

12 May 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Golden Compass

Scruffy and unpolished in the open casting call, Dakota Blue Richards shines in her role as the gutsy heroine.

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13 Dec 2007 // 3:35 AM

The author of ‘The Golden Compass’ doesn’t mince words

He certainly doesn’t look like a god-killer. But that’s how critics cast him: a deity-smashing heretic, bent on spreading godlessness with children’s

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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Critics say ‘Golden Compass’ is atheist agenda disguised in fantasy

Since its beginning, critics have denounced the film industry as a godless enterprise leading innocent minds astray. Now, say the critics, the industry is pushing

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7 Dec 2007 // 2:00 AM

The Golden Compass

Too bland and disjointed to match up with either set up expectations, The Golden Compass is too familiar to be beguiling, too interested in appeasing masses and selling the Corgi toy line.

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Director says initial reaction to ‘Compass’ hasn’t been golden

Chris Weitz is a moviemaker on the spot. He’s just directed a multi-million dollar movie fantasy, “The Golden Compass,” which opens around the world

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‘Compass’ author’s atheism stirs debate on film’s message

Nina Hemmer is a reader. The 11-year-old Shorewood, Wis., girl is plowing through the Bible and hopes “to get to the part about Jesus’ birth

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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