Posts Tagged ‘movies’

The 10 best Irish movies of all time Comments 0

Monday, April 6th, 2020

What makes a movie stay in your memory and you watch it over and over again? Ireland has a proud tradition of producing some of the industries finest films; films that have gained worldwide popular and critical acclaim. Read more Related Posts:12 Catholic movies to watch during social distancingSilent films awoken with live organ score Read more

12 Catholic movies to watch during social distancing Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

With picture theatres shutting down across the country to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, people are turning to streaming platforms to occupy their time during social distancing. Here’s a list of quality films that are perfect to engage Catholics in thoughtful reflection. Read more Related Posts:Japanese dioceses suspend Masses amid coronavirus epidemicFiji archbishop Read more

Ōtatki hosts biggest indigenous film festival in southern hemispere Comments 0

Thursday, March 5th, 2020
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The small town of Ōtaki, in New Zealand, is hosting the largest indigenous film festival in the southern hemisphere, The Māoriland Film Festival. The festival runs from 18 to 22 March. The theme is Me Reretau – Be in Balance. It offers stories that seek harmony in an increasingly discordant world. The seventh annual festival Read more

Hawking, Churchill, Queen and now The Two Popes Comments 0

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins take a lighthearted look at papal authority in a “buddy” movie. Critics say their performance is a “masterclass” in acting. The Two Popes is a Netflix movie written by novelist and screenwriter Anthony McCarten. Born and raised in New Plymouth, McCarten attended Francis Douglas Memorial College and went on to Read more

Silent films awoken with live organ score at Feilding church Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

A pair of antique instruments brought each other new life in Feilding. A collection of silent films was played with a live organ accompaniment at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church last Saturday. Read more Related Posts:400-year-old bible found in Palmerston North‘Silent Night’ turns 200Traditional hymns ‘dying’Children flee organ harvesters

Mary Magdalene has some NZ connections Comments 0

Monday, March 19th, 2018
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Australian movie director Garth Davis is looking forward to visiting New Zealand over the next few days to promote his new movie, Mary Magdalene. He says he has a deep affection for New Zealand. “I’ve got the time to enjoy the process of releasing this movie, so I’m going to enjoy being able to talk Read more

A really summery Kiwi Christmas movie coming to a theatre near you Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
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A Kiwi Christmas movie is due for release at the end of November. Fed up with the materialism of Christmas, Santa runs away to New Zealand for a summer holiday. When two Kiwi kids figure out who he is, they have to find a way to get him back to the North Pole in time Read more

Harvey Weinstein’s nine Catholic movies Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

The National Catholic Register has posted a list of 9 movies financed by Harvey Weinstein which the blogger Angelo Stagnaro says attacked and denigrated the Catholic Church. Have a look at the list and decide for yourself if he is right. Related Posts:Hurricane Harvey couldn’t stop kayaking priestShowing horror movies in an abandoned church a cheap stuntA Read more

7 insanely bad TV shows and movies featuring popes Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

The National Catholic Register’s Matt Archbold went back and looked up some movies in which the pope and the Church were portrayed. What he came up with was not encouraging. Many Catholics are rightly upset about the scandalous anti-Catholic new HBO show called “The Young Pope.” But Hollywood has been attacking the Church for years. Read more

Poster outside school showing bad moms living up to their name Comments 0

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

A Bad Moms poster placed right outside St Mary’s Catholic School in the suburb of Ellerslie, Auckland, last Monday caused outrage. The movie which stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn is the second-most commercially successful movie of 2016. “This despite—or perhaps because—it has offended all ends of the social spectrum,” says film critic Tom Teodorczuk The poster Read more