Sci-Fi Rules: Inception, ‘Sorcerer’ Hit Theaters

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This weekend, it's all about mind over matter as psychics and sorcerers get ready to vie for box office gold in the latest batch of Hollywood films.

In the Warner Bros. movie, Inception, Leonardo DiCaprio takes corporate espionage to a whole new level.

In this psychological thriller, instead of hacking databases, DiCaprio (Dem Cobb) plays a skilled thief who hacks into people's minds to steal valuable secrets.

But when one heist costs him everything he holds dear, DiCaprio finds himself on a new quest: one of redemption.

Inception "doesn't try to excuse or apologize for Cobb," Plugged-In movie critic Paul Asay wrote. "Rather, it places him in a circle of Dante's hell. He steals as his life was stolen. He suffers as he caused suffering. He creates his own realities while destroying what's real. All the while he asks without asking: What is this? Why am I here? Is it worth it? Is there something more?"

Also debuting in theaters this weekend is Walt Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The movie tells the story of Dave Stutler, a young man who is recruited by a master sorcerer (Nicholas Cage) to defend modern-day Manhattan from his evil arch-nemesis.

"Think of it as Twilight meets The Lord of the Rings meets Harry Potter meets … Goofy," Asay wrote.

Plugged-In Director Bob Waliszewski reviewed both movies on the Friday, July 16 edition of CBN Newschannel's Midday News. Click play for his comments.

*Originally broadcast on July 16, 2010.

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