Category Archives: movies

Film has limited engagement, but compelling subject matter

The movie is called “The Drop Box.” It’s a documentary, and it tells the story of a South Korean Protestant pastor who set up a “drop box” outside his church in the capital of Seoul to rescue babies who otherwise … Continue reading

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Nadine’s journey into pornography

Compared to all the professional types who were on the program at the Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation 2014 Summit in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, Nadine was relatively obsequious. She just sat in a chair along with a couple … Continue reading

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Springtime for faith-based films?

If you hear actor Stephen Baldwin tell it, this is a blossoming time for movies with themes of faith. Easy for him to say, of course. Baldwin, one of the four acting Baldwin brothers, was an invitee to the March … Continue reading

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Will ‘Noah’ float your boat?

I can’t remember the last time I was behind a velvet rope to cover a star-studded event like the March 26 preview screening of “Noah” in midtown Manhattan with virtually all of the stars and other important personages in the … Continue reading

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The best Christmas movies

John Mulderig, the assistant director for media reviews at CNS, was asked to come up with a top-10 list of Christmas movies. Try as he might, John couldn’t whittle it down to just 10. Instead, he delivered a crop of … Continue reading

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Calligraphy teaching priest portrayed in new movie

Father Robert Palladino, an 80-year old priest of the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., might want to get out to the movies — at least to see how he is portrayed on the big screen. The priest  is credited with teaching … Continue reading

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Marquette’s ‘Tolkieniana’ collection includes manuscripts, drawings

The buzz about “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” preceded the film’s release by months and since the movie opened Dec. 14, it has grossed more than $600 million in box office receipts around the world — and still counting. But … Continue reading

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