Becoming Screen Literate: The Screens Issue

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“Becoming Screen Literate” (New York Times magazine “The Screens Issue” Novermber 23, 2008), is perhaps too long but an important article (though WIRED has visited this territory before in many ways or … another.)

Media prophets have been yelling that the sky is falling for decades … or is it that the consumer audience is accomodating a new visual reality with multiple screens. Does it matter?

Check it out:

 MAGAZINE   | November 23, 2008
Idea Lab:  Becoming Screen Literate
By KEVIN KELLY
How the moving image is upending the printed word.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/23/magazine/23wwln-future-t.html

(If the links do not work, go to www.NYTimes.com and search.)

November Movie Reviews

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Mickey Rourke in “The Wrestler”. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in September, 2009, and opens in theaters in December.

As you may be aware, I have been reviewing films and television for St. Anthony Messenger, a national Catholic magazine, since 2003. My column is called “Eye on Entertainment”. (I also review some films and TV shows for The Tidings, the print and online newspaper for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, www.the-tidings.com). I see six films per month for St. Anthony Messenger and review them: three longer reviews and three capsules (sometimes more depending on how many films I am  able to see.) The magazine just posted the December 2008 issue online (not the complete issue; if you would like to subscribe visit www.americancatholic.org and follow the directions). This issue reviews films that were in theaters in October or November.

The December issue leads off with “The Secret Life of Bees” still in theaters. The January 2009 issue will feature “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Doubt”, and other films.

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Queen Latifa and Dakota Fanning in the lovely film “The Secret Life of Bees”.

Click here for reviews of the following films:

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
CHANGELING
PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL
INSIDE DARKNESS
ADOPTION
RUBY
FILM CAPSULES
CATHOLIC CLASSIFICATIONS

 http://www.americancatholic.org/Messenger/Dec2008/Eye_On_Entertainment.asp