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Good acting, spiritual themes mark ‘The Way’

Good acting, spiritual themes mark ‘The Way’

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Emilio Estevez directs his father Martin Sheen in film set along the famous Spanish pilgrimage route

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

| August 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Monkey business turns serious — and rather deadly — in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (Fox), the latest iteration of the successful screen franchise based on the science fiction of French novelist Pierre Boulle

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There be dragons

There be dragons

| May 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Knowledgeable moviegoers won’t be surprised by the violence in director Roland Joffe’s newest film, “There Be Dragons.” Joffe also directed the Oscar-nominated films “The Killing Fields” and “The Mission.”

But, you will be surprised by the depth and breadth of the Catholic messages flowing throughout this epic work.

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‘True Grit’ and the everlasting arms

‘True Grit’ and the everlasting arms

| Father Robert Barron | January 10, 2011 | 1 Comment

“True Grit,” the 1969 film starring John Wayne, was the first “grown-up” movie I saw as a kid. I was 9 years old at the time, and I remember the experience vividly. I also discovered, through that film, that I had a gift for mimicry. For years afterward, at family parties, I was invited to reproduce the Duke’s distinctive drawl: “I wouldn’t a-asked you to bury him if he wann’t dead.”

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