God at the Movies

There’s been quite a buzz about the new film October Baby, now in theaters across the nation.  Surprisingly, the story of an abortion survivor’s quest for meaning and identity had the “second highest per-screen” grossing after the much anticipated Hunger Games.  Rotten Tomatoes reports a 94% audience approval rating, although most of the reviews indicate […]

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Two Thumbs Up for Juno

As far as pro-life movies go, I liked Bella, but I loved Juno. The script was fantastic, the acting was great, and the story was quite uplifting—surprising and moving all at once. The soundtrack was awesome, too. Juno is deservedly generating Oscar buzz and is playing to packed houses even in liberal communities comprised of […]

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Some Good News

In case you haven’t yet heard, here are three items that I found very encouraging today. (1) Today the USCCB has removed from the Catholic News Service site the favorable review of The Golden Compass. American Papist has the details as well as some insightful commentary. It looks like the film isn’t doing as well as the box […]

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A Christian Story?

Last Sunday, the Boston Globe published an article by religion professor Donna Freitas in praise of the forthcoming movie The Golden Compass and the series of children’s books by Philip Pullman on which it is based. The article is also highly critical of those who oppose the movie. As with the Da Vinci Code, we are starting to […]

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On Golden Compass

“Oh the loons, the loons!” The 1981 Academy Award-winning movie On Golden Pond begins with Katherine Hepburn uttering the above line (or something close to it–it’s been over a quarter of a century since I’ve seen it) to express her pleasure at the sight of the large, fish-eating birds that annually migrate to the family’s summer home in New […]

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