interesting analysis from Douthat - who's himself a Chesterton spouting Catholic (but otherwise quite excellent - including in dismantling both Obama and the likes of Palin)
i have not seen avatar yet - any sci-fu fans here? (I am just not enthused by anything that James Cameron has to offer - but it is a personal judgement)
Dances with wolves was a decent movie, though a tad too preachy - but all the other examples he cites had hints of Hinduism - or what Huxley called "The Perennial Philosophy"
shows you one thing - no matter how much the death-loving desert cults try to suppress it - human's natural religious instinct has a way of shining through