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NEW YORK (CNS) — Baby boomers old enough to recall an animated moose named Bullwinkle and his flying-squirrel sidekick, Rocky, will also likely remember the titular characters of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (Fox).
NEW YORK (CNS) — Blood and guts sloshing across the big screen in slow motion 3-D must be someone’s idea of a cinematic treat; otherwise, we’d have been spared “300: Rise of an Empire” (Warner Bros).
Mohandas K. (Mahatma) Gandhi (1869-1948) is a legendary figure to millions around the world, celebrated for leading India to political independence from Britain. While innumerable biographies and histories have been written about him, few have focused on his spirituality.
NEW YORK (CNS) — As the first wide-release film in nearly 50 years to focus on the life of Jesus as a whole, “Son of God” (Fox) represents an epochal event for believing moviegoers. Its catechesis and easy introduction to the Lord’s life is welcome, considering religious literacy has eroded much since 1965.
The swords-and-sandals tale of the doomed ancient Roman city brings boffo special effects, a whole lotta lava, and little else.
These books aren’t just page-turners about haloed saints of the past. Readers should take their time with the material and consider how they will respond to what they have read. As baptized Catholics, the goal on earth is to become saintly.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Man and machine merge — for the fourth time — in “Robocop” (Columbia), the latest installment in the science-fiction franchise. But in this version, mindless mayhem yields to timely messages about greed, corruption and the dangers of playing God.
Check out our top 10 films from last year, plus our 10 best family movies, before the the Academy Awards are awarded March 2. Is your favorite from 2013 on the list?
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The upcoming movie “Son of God” should be seen as “a love story,” according to two of its executive producers, the husband-and-wife team of Mark Burnett and Roma Downey.