Movies, TV & Media

For Girls and Guys that Love Them

September 26, 2011

Teresa Tomeo has a new book — Extreme Makeover. It is for girls. I have a bunch of girls! I am a lucky man! I have a beautiful wife, three gorgeous daughters and four princess granddaughters, not to mention my 90 year old mother who is still full of life, modesty and humor. Guys are [...]

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Dion DiMucci still Rocks – Spoke Together at Steubenville

July 31, 2011

Most Rock n’ Rollers end up badly in old age, if they ever get to old age. I spent time again with one this weekend that has a done very well – Dion DiMucci of the Dion and Belmonts from the late 50′s and early 60′s – and beyond. He is famous for Run Around [...]

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Beautiful Movie Aerial Views of Israel

July 28, 2011

Jerusalem | Filmed in Imax 3D from JerusalemGiantScreen on Vimeo. After a year of research and preparation, the giant screen film JERUSALEM advanced into production with an unprecedented aerial shoot throughout Israel and the West Bank. Scheduled for worldwide release in 2013, the film will take audiences on a spectacular tour of the Holy Land [...]

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Gaga over Gaga

July 8, 2011

A Cultural Dissection by my friend Liz Lev: Who’s Judas? Who’s Lady Gaga? Whatever qualms about form and meaning that contemporary art might raise, at least Calatrava and Arnaldo Pomodoro can lay some claim to the hard-earned title of artist. This week I was confronted with another use of the title, the pop star. While [...]

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Doc Martin

March 22, 2011

Janet and I thoroughly enjoyed watching all four seasons of the British series Doc Martin. It is a a quirky, fun and entertaining series. More soon with links.

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Good Movies for Catholic Families; Good Way to Start a New Year

January 17, 2011

Janet and I got rid of television years ago. We called the cable company and canceled our service. We began reading more and renting movies for the family to watch together. It have been a huge life-changer and has had a noticeably positive effect on our family. We put up a list of the Ray [...]

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Australian on the Media

June 25, 2010

If Hollywood honored Christian heroes… June 25, 2010 Weary of blockbuster films that distort the history of the Church and/or focus on the negative, Michael Cook, the editor of the Australian site MercatorNet, muses on how many compelling films could be made about saints and heroes of the Church. He mentions, for example, Walter Ciszek, [...]

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Protestant Heaven vs. Catholic Heaven – Simpson Style

May 19, 2010

This got a chuckle out of me so I thought you might like it to. Bart and Homer convert to the Catholic Church and leave Marge a Protestant, to her chagrin. Click here. Let me know if you like it or not.

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Sisters of Mary on Ophrah Winfrey Show

February 2, 2010

Here is the message I received from my good friends at Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist: “Please keep this in your prayers — but on Feb. 9th, our 13th anniversary as a community, we will be on the “Oprah Winfrey Show”!! “They were out here yesterday filming and 4 Sisters will be flown [...]

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Bravo Brit Hume: “Tiger Woods, find Jesus!” – Video

January 12, 2010
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Blind Side

December 27, 2009

If you haven’t gone out to the cinema to see BLIND SIDE yet, then get the your keys and your kids and GO! We saw it today with our daughter Emily and her friend Sean. We were moved to tears again and again. It is a very Catholic movie, though it was not produced by [...]

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“Law & Order” Abortion Episode Outrages Pro-Abortion Groups

October 27, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Last Friday’s episode of Law & Order on NBC, entitled “Dignity,” has infuriated pro-abortionists while pleasantly surprising pro-lifers with an unexpectedly even-handed treatment of the issue of abortion. Ripping its plot from recent headlines, “Dignity” begins with the murder of late-term abortionist Dr. Walter Benning (Matthew Boston) during [...]

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“Where the Wild Things Are”: an Excellent Review on a New Movie

October 24, 2009

I read the book as a kid; I read the book to my kids. I have not yet seen the movie; I have not yet taken my grandkids to see the movie, but … … here is a good review of the new movie which makes me want to re-read the book and take the [...]

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G.K. Chesterton Comments on Dan Brown

September 14, 2009

G.K. Chesterton is timeless so why can’t he speak from the grave about such as fool as Dan Brown (DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons)? Click here for Carl Olsen’s “exclusive interview”

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“Bella” Star in a Great Little Movie

September 6, 2009

Janet and I really enjoyed this short 20-minute movie of hope called “The Butterfly Circus.” It is a parable of the ugly caterpillar becoming a beautiful butterfly. It is also a challenge to any who have been left behind or disadvantaged or without hope or meaning. Eduardo Verástegui, from the movie Bella, stars as the [...]

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The 13th Day

August 28, 2009

Looks like a good movie. See Trailer here.

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