For those of you blissfully unaware, Unplanned is based on the book by anti-choice activist Abby Johnson, who made a dramatic conversion from being a top Planned Parenthood employee to working for the Christian protest group that picketed her clinic everyday. Directed by Michael Noer, the biographical drama chronicles the story of French convict Henri Charrière (nicknamed Papillon) and the extraordinary story of his imprisonment and escape from a notorious prison located on Devil's Island in French Guiana. And the rest is coming to a theater near you this weekend. None of the 12 soldiers died during the 2001 Afghanistan mission. (It also didn’t help that a best-selling book with a very similar premise was pulled from Christian bookshelves after that boy flat-out admitted he made the whole thing up.) Granted, that part is true. In the film, Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as a dad who begins to witness his young daughter acting strangely following the purchase of an antique wooden box with Hebrew markings on it at a yard sale. So, Lionsgate's 2012 film The Possession is inspired by the true story but takes many cinematic storytelling liberties with the actual events surrounding the small antique cabinet. Also versed in Large Scale Aggressors, time travel, and Guillermo del Toro. So if you're heading to the theater for a later screening, watch out for the impromptu games that will undoubtedly break out in the parking lot. Most of the events depicted in the film involving Jeffrey Dean Morgan and his family are original ideas created by screenwriters Juliet Snowden and Stiles White. The box was brought to the United States by a Jewish woman after World War II, where she lived without ever opening the box until her death in September 2001 at the age of 103. If the reaction of Mike Konesky, one of the Gonzaga 10, is any indication, this film has done its job in telling their group's story -- no matter that some of the details have been changed to make an action-comedy such as Tag. If you haven't seen it, we'll include it below, but there's one particular gag that stands out: Ed Helms' Hogan gets tagged by Jake Johnson's Chilli at his father's funeral. Here’s where things get even sh*ttier. 54 Famous Paintings Made by Famous Artists.

Even though the actual dybbuk box wasn't kept on set, strange events occurred during the shoot, including exploding lights. Trying to figure out which is more ridiculous between the film Tag or the actual Gonzaga Prep game of Tag is a daring feat. Let the vacation commence. But like Unplanned, there were some significant problems with the details: For starters, the story that a child visited Heaven was literally deemed un-Biblical by prominent pastors. Johnson did, in fact, resign to join Coalition for Life, and I can appreciate how a real-life Saul-to-Paul moment could be a fascinating story for forced birth nutjobs looking to cement their worldview.

Tagged a "haunted Jewish wine cabinet box" by the seller, this mysterious item reportedly caused whoever owned it to have horrifying dreams, see shadowy apparitions, experience various health problems, and other strange phenomena as depicted in the film. Everything from dressing up as an old lady to tag a friend in the park, to hiding in someone's trunk just to tag them out, has been used to further this exercise in brotherly bonding. Haxton, in turn, began researching the source of the box and created a website ( where people could discuss and debate the mysterious 'haunted' antique. Or in other words, straight-up trying to get people killed. With those rules in play, there have been a lot of crafty tags, with just as creative traps as show up in the movie set in real life to lure players into their temporary dooms. Very pro-life. But instead of Christian audiences asking themselves why they so quickly swallowed a story where a child comes back from the dead to tell everyone about Jesus’s rainbow-colored horse, they whipped another wad of cash out of their pockets and lined up for the next lie. Let the vacation commence. Rebecca Murray is Editor-in-Chief for and has been an approved film and television critic for Rotten Tomatoes since 2002. Should everyone be staying away from any antique boxes? More importantly, there’s no medical evidence that the kid even died in the first place, which is kind of necessary for the whole going to Heaven part.

According to the myth Johnson has been tweaking for a solid decade now, she resigned from her position as Community Services Director in October 2009 after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion performed where a fetus dramatically recoiled during the procedure. The trailers for Tag claim that the film is, no kidding, based on a true story. These incidents have only added to the mysterious legends surrounding the dybbuk box. She also claimed that Planned Parenthood pressured employees to increase revenue by increasing the number of abortions performed. Playing up until their last day of high school in 1982, the stakes would keep raising in this game, until participant Tombari was left to carry the game's greatest burden: being "It" for life. While they are inspired by the events depicted in the various legends surrounding this mysterious box, they do not depict an accurate retelling of the box's effect on a single family. Eventually, this game became the subject of a Wall Street Journal story, which then inspired fellow Gonzaga Prep alum Todd Steilen to kick off the script that would eventually become Tag. There is a much-publicized story of a box that has strange happenings associated with its possession. It's a miracle of sorts given what they faced, a feat that the movie does a good job conveying. Tag is heading to theaters in early showings on Thursday night. Haxton offered to send the dybbuk box to filmmaker Sam Raimi, who produced The Possession, though Raimi declined because he was frightened of the previous stories surrounding the box. The 2012 Lionsgate horror film The Possession was a box office success, grossing nearly $80 million at the worldwide box office on a low budget. "The origins of the box are traced to 1938 and are said to have ties to the Holocaust. Johnson did, in fact, resign to join Coalition for Life, and I can appreciate how a real-life Saul-to-Paul moment could be a fascinating story for forced birth nutjobs looking to cement their worldview. Whoops! Fox News! The most damning reporting came from Texas Monthly who not only proved that the abortion Johnson allegedly saw never happened, but let her paint herself right into a corner with a side of racism to boot. LiveAbout uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. He fights for The User.

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