Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Sacha Baron Cohen donates $193K to church of woman who unknowingly appeared in Borat

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen, who stars in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, donated $193,000 to the church of a woman who believed she was taking part in a documentary but instead was being featured in the mockumentary comedy film. Read more Related Posts:Woman abandons husband to marry the Holy SpiritPakistani woman had nail hammered into head to Read more

Outrage over movie about corrupt priests

Monday, October 1st, 2018

A new movie depicting corrupt priests has outraged some conservative politicians in Poland. “Kler” (“Clergy”) revolves around the lives of three fictional Catholic priests who swill vodka and mock the church. One of them sexually abuses a blind orphan boy. Read more Related Posts:Two catholic priests arrested by Myanmar juntaYoung conservative clergy a cause for Read more

Why you should see Pope Francis movie

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

It’s true. Wim Wenders’ film, “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” is long, and sometimes a badly done movie. In the end, you feel uneasy at such a hagiography and the personality cult it exudes, to which the Catholic Church lends itself so easily, even if one guesses that this pope is fundamentally opposed Read more

1 real sister planning to go see “The Nun”

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The Nun” is a new horror flick that just scared up $53.5 million at the box office. Taking to Twitter Salesian Sister “B”  said it would be a lot of fun to go to the movie and during a creepy part just slowly stand up from a front row seat and turn around and kinda hissed Read more

Vatican II effects on Catholic Church – new movie

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Vatican II and its effect on the Catholic Church is the subject of a new movie. “Novitiate” takes place just before the Second Vatican Council. Read more Related Posts:Pope says restorationist Catholics “gagging” Church reformsVatican allows leadership posts for womenVatican concludes inquiry into Polish Catholic bishopVatican archbishop: Traditional Latin Mass ‘experiment’ not…

The “High Sparrow” takes on the role of Pope Francis

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

A New Zealand-born novelist, filmmaker and playwright Anthony McCartin has written a play examining the unusual situation in which there are two living Popes. In a soon-to-be-made Netflix movie version of the play, Jonathan Pryce, who played the role of the High Sparrow in season 6 of The Game of Thrones, will play the part Read more

Adventure movie on St Ignatius Loyola

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

An adventure movie about St Ignatius Loyola is about to hit box offices. The movie, which its director says is a contemporary take on Ignatius’s life, is important. “There is a need for this new material on St. Ignatius of Loyola, especially because the young people now are very visual.” Read more   Related Posts:Five Read more

‘Spotlight’ wins Best Picture at Oscars

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

“Spotlight,” a real-life drama about a team of The Boston Globe journalists who reported about sex abuse in the Catholic Church, won Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards on Sunday. The movie also won best original screenplay. “This film gave a voice to survivors, and this Oscar amplifies that voice, which we hope will Read more

Noah: 5 other flood stories

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Noah did its job. It brought an ancient biblical story about a cataclysmic flood to life for audiences today. Was it biblical? Was it the least biblical Bible movie ever made? These questions flare up in what is frankly a flat and over-rehearsed debate about the Bible in [Western] life. Honestly, does it matter whether Read more

Philomena Lee defends film against anti-Catholic charge

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Philomena Lee, the real life subject of the acclaimed forced-adoption drama “Philomena,” has issued a letter defending the film against accusations that it is “anti-Catholic.” Responding to a review in the New York Post that called the film “hateful and boring,” the letter published by Deadline replied directly to the Post’s critic, Kyle Smith. The Read more