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Filmmaker writes more about own faith journey than about Mother Teresa

Posted on March 27th, 2015

Love The Saint and the SeekerIn “Love: The Saint and the Seeker,” her first book for adults, Christina Stevens chronicles her journey — a response to a dream that took her to Kolkata, India, in 1994 to meet and convince Mother Teresa to be filmed. If journeys were so simple, Stevens’ story would have been reduced to a pamphlet, or a pocket guide at most.


Movie review: Home

Animated characters Oh, voiced by Jim Parsons, and Tip, voiced by Rihanna, appear in the movie "Home." (CNS photo/DreamWorks) Posted on March 27th, 2015

Parents looking for acceptable Easter-break entertainment for the kids will probably be satisfied with the lightweight animated adventure “Home” (Fox).


Too big to fail? Supersized cable bundles lose their hold on viewers

Posted on March 27th, 2015

There’s more evidence that TV watchers are souring on the soaring cost of cable TV.


A.D.: The Bible Continues

Juan Pablo Di Pace portrays Jesus in the 12-week miniseries "A.D.: The Bible Continues," premiering on NBC Easter Sunday, April 5, 9-10 p.m. EDT. (CNS photo/courtesy Arenas Group) Posted on March 24th, 2015

The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing.


Movie review: Do You Believe?

Posted on March 23rd, 2015

Artwork for the movie "Do You Believe?" (CNS photo/EPK.TV) Despite its title, the competent ensemble drama “Do You Believe?” (Pure Flix) is not a film well calculated to invite the attention of the inquisitive, still less to convert the doubtful.


Movie review: The Gunman

Javier Bardem, Sean Penn and Jasmine Trinca star in a scene from the movie "The Gunman." (CNS photo/Open Road Films) Posted on March 23rd, 2015

The plodding thriller “The Gunman” (Open Road) leaves a trail of messy mayhem and misguided values as its action shuttles between Africa and Europe.


Deadly teens are still on the run in ‘The Divergent Series: Insurgent’

Kate Winslet and Shailene Woodley star in a scene from the movie "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." (CNS photo/Lionsgate) Posted on March 19th, 2015

The film is faster and sleeker than its predecessor but the violence and moral ambiguity place this film outside the reach of younger adolescents.


Vatican astronomers’ book uses humor to explore faith, science

Posted on March 13th, 2015

As members of the research staff at the Vatican Observatory, Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno and Jesuit Father Paul Mueller are asked a lot of questions related to science and faith.


‘Run All Night’ and watch for a tale of conversion

Liam Neeson and Joel Kinnaman star in a scene from the movie "Run All Night." (CNS photo/Warner Bros.) Posted on March 13th, 2015

The crime drama starring Liam Neeson can be viewed as a Catholic-inflected redemption story, if you can step over the high body count and sordid urban landscape.


Fresh and faithful take on ‘Cinderella’ fits like a glass slipper

Lily James and Richard Madden star in a scene from the movie "Cinderella." (CNS photo/Disney Enterprises) Posted on March 12th, 2015

The venerable fairy tale exudes vibrant new life as it opts for exuberance and sincerity over a revisionist approach. Watch for Cinderella’s shimmering blue dress, which steals the show.


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