Plugged In Author: Paul Asay

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

Movie Monday: Limitless

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It was a mind-blowing weekend for the film Limitless, which edged past modest predictions to pocket $19 million and become the most-watched movie of the weekend. The rest of the box office, though, was a bit limited. Holdovers Rango and Battle Los Angeles finished second and third, logging in at an estimated$15.3 and $14.6 million […]

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Movie Monday: Battle Los Angeles

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City of Angels? More like City of Extraterrestrials. Late last year, a horde of space-surfing aliens swooped into Los Angeles and showed us humans what’s what in the film Skyline. It made a meager $21 million in North America. Well, second time’s a charm, right? This weekend, aliens invaded L.A. again—specifically, the charming community of […]

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Movie Monday: Rango

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The box office was cold this weekend … or, at the very least, cold blooded. Rango, starring a talented-but-scaly chameleon with the voice of Johnny Depp, crawled away with the weekend’s honors, thumping the cash register for $38 million. It was a nice little payday for film’s favorite member of the Chamaeleonidae family—but far less […]

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Jane Russell: 1921-2011

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Actress Jane Russell died Feb. 28 at the age of 89. She was a sultry sex symbol in the 1940s and ’50s, steaming up the screen in 1943’s The Outlaw and holding her own against Marilyn Monroe in 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (pictured). She also was one of the entertainment industry’s most prominent Christians. Plugged […]

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Smart Phone, Dumb User

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I just finished reading Adam Holz’s “Why I’m Not Getting an iPhone” story. Pretty interesting stuff. He says that, for him at least, having access to the whole World Wide Web via smartphone would be a bad, bad thing. The more time he spends online, the less time he has to spend with his friends […]

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Movie Monday: Gnomeo and Oscar

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Gnomeo & Juliet, as sweet as these G-rated animated gnomes might be, will probably never waddle to an Academy Award ceremony. So, while the big boys were over at the Kodak Theatre last night tossing each other golden statuettes, these lawn ornaments were hauling in their own honors: Namely, a first-place finish at the box […]

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Loving Stuff

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I have a confession to make: I love my car. It’s not a particularly snazzy or pretty car, mind you. It’s a Honda Fit—a vehicle slightly bigger than a skateboard that requires me to switch out the gerbils every other month or so. But since I’m not particularly snazzy or pretty myself, we seem pretty […]

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Movie Monday: Unknown

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The box office was a misty, mysterious place to be this weekend, with four movies packed tightly together at the top of the standings, looking like a handful of cinematic sardines. And since we still have a Presidents’ Day worth of box office receipts to tabulate, the entertainment industry’s cash counters aren’t yet willing to […]

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Humans in Jeopardy?

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So for those of you who missed it, Watson—IBM’s wicked smart supercomputer—beat renowned Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in a much-hyped three-day smackdown on the game show. Watson pocketed $77,147 in cash (along with a $1 million grand prize), while Jennings and Rutter won $24,000 and $21,600 respectively. And, as you can see […]

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Movie Monday: Just Go With It

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It was a box office showdown between a 16-year-old superstar and a 44-year-old superstar who still thinks he’s 16, with the oldster showing the whippersnapper how it’s done. Adam Sandler’s Just Go With It barely edged the concert biopic Justin Bieber: Never Say Never this week, $31 million to $30.3 million. It was the 11th […]

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Anxious America

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I’m not exactly sure when it struck me. Maybe it was when I brushed my teeth this morning and found the bathroom floor littered with bristles. Maybe it was when I bit through my cereal spoon. Maybe it was when I shook my fist at the plastic pink flamingo in my neighbor’s yard. But at […]

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