Miscellaneous musings from the perspective of a lefty (both senses) atheist with a warped sense of humor.

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I am a geek, but I do have some redeeming social skills. I love other people's dogs, cats, and kids. Snow sucks, but I'm willing to put up with it just to live in Madison.

Friday, January 09, 2009

The Unborn

The Unborn — 3

Cheap startlement moments, puerile "profundities", and tawdry panty shots are only slightly offset by the novelty of an appeal to Jewish Kabbalah tradition (instead of the otherwise ubiquitous old-line Catholics) as a way of getting rid of the evil spirit (a dybbuk, not a demon) trying to possess the heroine. Good performances by vets Gary Oldman and Jane Alexander are utterly wasted in this tripefest.

For those looking for a silver lining, there's this: Hereafter, when anti-abortionists trot out the word "unborn", you can call up a vision of something other than a cute, cuddly, gurgling baby. (For years now, I've contended that they could have, with no less inaccuracy, referred to "unborn teenagers", but this flik's depiction of the unborn might give a prospective mother even more pause.)


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