Category: Movies

The Shack

To be released in South Africa on April 26 –  “The Shack” (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine’s screen version of William Paul Young’s best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil...

The ‘Catholic’ Ben-Hur

It’s been 57 years since the last film version of “Ben-Hur” hit movie theaters. That alone is, for most Hollywood types, reason enough for a remake. But when the husband-and-wife team of Roma Downey...

War Room

War Room

Prayer becomes the ultimate weapon to save a young family in crisis in “War Room” (TriStar). This Christian-themed drama is the latest offering from Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the fraternal team behind 2008’s “Fireproof”...

Movie Review – Joy/Secret in their Eyes

Movie Review Joy Loosely based on the life of Joy Mangano, inventor of the self-wringing “Miracle Mop” and a cable television sensation, this madcap tale about a dysfunctional family hoping to hit the...

Movie Review – Love the Coopers/The Gift

Movie Review – There’s just no way to “Love the Coopers” (CBS Films), a vulgar comedy about four generations of a dysfunctional family gathered for Christmas Eve. A Norman Rockwell painting this is not....

Movie Review – Creed/The Peanuts Movie

Movie Review – Creed -”One step, one punch, one round at a time” is the mantra of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Balboa in “Creed” (Warner Bros.). This seventh “Rocky” film is an imaginative and –...

Movie Reviews – Spectre/Rock the Kasbah

Spectre By John Mulderig Catholic News Service Movie Review -A car chase through St. Peter’s Square and a flippant joke about joining the priesthood aside, the 24th James Bond film, “Spectre” (Columbia), has predictably...

Movie Review – Brooklyn / No Escape

Brooklyn By John P. McCarthy, Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) – Few immigrants to America can be said to have had it easy. Part and parcel of the immigrant experience, no matter the...