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'American Bible Challenge' game show revs up for third season
'American Bible Challenge' game show revs up for third season CNS photo by Lisa Rose/courtesy GSN
April 22, 2014

America still loves a good TV game show, as "The American Bible Challenge" has demonstrated. It's the highest-rated program on cable's Game Show Network, which specializes in this kind of thing.

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A Haunted House 2
A Haunted House 2
April 22, 2014

A year ago, we summed up the first "A Haunted House" as "pornographic when not being scatological." In "A Haunted House 2" (Open Road) obscene imagery, like an invading virus, has taken over even more territory.

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Transcendence
Transcendence
April 21, 2014

Despite its lofty title, the muddled sci-fi drama "Transcendence" (Warner Bros.) sinks rather than rises.

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Bears
Bears
April 21, 2014

Mother knows best, even in the animal kingdom, as demonstrated in "Bears" (Disneynature), a wildlife documentary about a year in the life of an Alaskan brown bear and her two cubs.

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Heaven Is for Real
Heaven Is for Real
April 17, 2014

"Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength." Those familiar words, addressed to God in Psalm 8 of the King James Bible, might serve as the tagline for the fact-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" (TriStar).

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Draft Day
Draft Day
April 11, 2014

It may be baseball season, but it's the National Football League that's front and center in "Draft Day" (Summit).

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Oculus
Oculus
April 10, 2014

Sure, mirrors can be scary things -- especially if you've just put on a few pounds.

But the mayhem wreaked by the malevolent haunted looking-glass at the center of director and co-writer Mike Flanagan's chiller "Oculus" (Relativity) puts such ordinary shivers in the shade.

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