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  • It seems so worried about maintaining a breakneck blockbuster pace, in fact, that it skips out on drawing any kind of emblematic story or character-building in favor of VFX-filled action sequences that effectively amount to nothing.

    “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” worst of the comic book series so far » Scene-Stealers

  • Because “The Hurt Locker” is told in an episodic fashion, dominated by several extremely tense EOD situations, a lot of character-building happens in those “action” scenes.

    Deceptively simple story works for visceral “The Hurt Locker” » Scene-Stealers

  • Telling characters apart is made more difficult by the fact that Shepherd sketches a number of individuals with only a few strokes, concentrating his character-building skills on Sasha and the people immediately surrounding her.

    REVIEW: Sasha: A Trial of Blood & Steel (Book One) by Joel Shepherd

  • The second season did manage to deliver some pivotal, character-building moments like this, but unfortunately not as often as we might prefer.

    Revisiting the Doctor: Looking Back at Doctor Who Season 2

  • I agree with our Cheer for Community, once again towering over its Thursday comedy peers by mixing the snarky and the sweet, zeroing in on the real love story here: Jeff's character-building affection for his misfit study group, or in Professor Duncan's words "the six-headed ball and chain."

    Matt's TV Week in Review

  • Another, Positive Coaching Alliance, emphasizes the character-building opportunities of youth sports, and helps parents focus on life lessons rather than the scoreboard.

    Linda Flanagan: Adults Behaving Badly

  • Is it really implausible to ask these men of alleged character -- leaders of the purportedly character-building Penn State football program -- to eventually come to their senses, follow up on what they fumbled in the moment, and ensure that children were protected from further abuse by a predator and bringing him to justice, if not in the critical moment, at least before others were hurt?

    Urizenus Sklar: What Would You Do?

  • Among the character-building exercises to which they subjected their daughter was having her hold ice cubes in her hands for long stretches.

    In China, Not All Practice Tough Love

  • We knew it several years ago when we started our journey to link refugees to educational, nutritional and character-building resources, emphasizing our outreach to the most marginalized in so many ravaged societies: young women.

    Education, women's empowerment and more education

  • Another character-building joy that may be denied to Indiana schoolchildren is the handwritten exam.

    The Handwriting Is on the Wall


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