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The X-Files: I Want To Believe

The X-Files: I Want to Believe Written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz Directed by Chris Carter Fox, July 2008 Rated PG-13 for sex and violence ThisĀ is The X-Files I fell in love with in 1993. Chris Carter’s feature directing debut, “The X-Files: I Want to Believe”, takes us back to basics while never letting go of the hard-won developments in the X-Files universe that nine years of television bequeathed us. On the one hand, we have the bare-bones, standalone “episode”–Mulder and Scully re-team after six years to investigate a case that may or may not have paranormal aspects. On…

Serenity

Serenity Written and Directed by Joss Whedon Universal, 2005 Rated PG-13 for sex and violence In Hollywood there are very few second chances. Joss Whedon pulled off an out-and-out miracle in bringing a show cancelled after only 11 episodes to the big screen. “Firefly” was not even allowed to show its last three episodes before the Fox Network yanked it. By the time it was cancelled, it had a small but loud fan base. Normally, this would mean absolutely nothing to the suits in Hollywood, but perhaps someone noticed that this fan base was made up of the coveted twentysomething…