Movies, TV & Media

Two Movies to See

March 22, 2009

On the plane recently Janet and I watched two movies which we really enjoyed though they were extremely different. The first was DOUBT which was recommended to me earlier by several Catholic priests. It is about the priest in a boy’s school who is charged by the head nun of abusing one of the boys. […]

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Not Too Late for Year of St. Paul

March 14, 2009

If your parish has not yet sponsored an event for the Year of St. Paul — it is NOT too late. Ignatius Press has made it very easy for you. Join the Ignatius Press Night at the Movies and watch our exciting, informative and family-friendly movie “Paul, Contending for the Faith.” The movie was filmed […]

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Seen “FIreproof” Yet?

March 11, 2009

We just rented the movie “Fireproof” and watched it with our daughter Emily today. If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT! Produced by Evangelical Protestants, it has their distinct flavor, preachiness, and lingo, but the story is good, well played out and it should be watched by husbands and wives the world over — especially […]

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Excellent Book on the Cinema & Movies

March 7, 2009

Stan Williams, my good friend and fellow convert to the Catholic Church, has written a great book on movies and the cinema. He is eminently qualified with his PhD in videography and movie-making and producing. If you are interested especially in the stories and morals being protrayed in film and how to watch wisely, then […]

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Vote for Your Favorite Movies as a Catholic

February 19, 2009

Movie poll of Catholics launched ahead of Oscars® With just days to go until the 81st Annual Academy Awards, three UK-based Catholic media partners have launched a poll to find the Catholic community’s all-time top-100 favourite films. You can take the poll here. For the Ray family’s favorite movies and other resources, click here.

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Steve Interviewed for Soul Food Cinema

February 3, 2009 interviewed me to talk about making and watching movies. I was asked a lot about the stories and adventures associated with filming our Footprints of God series. Then they asked me what my favorite movies were and what I thought about film, cinema and TV today. You can view this excellent site related to […]

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Super Bowl Rejects ProLife Ad

February 1, 2009

David Putman writes, “Please go to this website right now and view the commercial NBC will not air during Sunday’s Super Bowl, yet they are supporting Pedigree’s pet adoption drive.  They also has no problem with the PETA ad even though it is very political. There is major cognitive dissonance contained in this decision as […]

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Another Good “Old” Movie

January 11, 2009

We had watched it quite a while ago but just watched it again the other day. Janet and I both had tears in our eyes. “Mr. Holland’s Opus” is a great movie to watch if you haven’t seen it — or if you saw it a long time ago. A music teacher with a deaf […]

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Two Good Movies

December 27, 2008

Nice to slow down a few days to relax and watch a couple of recommended movies with the Christmas lights blinking. Janet and I watched two movies this week that we would recommend. First, The Ultimate Gift in which a rich would-be heir — to billions of dollars — is taught many lessons about life, […]

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Stunning Success of “Fireproof”

October 3, 2008

Review of the Christian movie that defends marriage in Hollywood. It came in fourth in the ratings even though it was only in 850 theatres. With traditional marriage on the rocks, this movie is a strong statement in defense of the God-given gift of marriage. Click here to read the review.

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Ron Howard was good as Opie…

June 11, 2008

…and should have stayed that way. Too bad he has to be destructive in his later life. Ron Howard Filming another Dan Brown Novel  Rome, Jun. 10, 2008 ( – Actor Tom Hanks is in Rome for the filming of Angels and Demons, a film adaptation of the book by Dan Brown. Director Ron Howard […]

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Jimmy Akin Reviews the Movies

June 7, 2008

Jimmy is one of the smartest guys I know. He is also good at reviewing and commenting on movies, along with Steven Greydanus of Good Year for Family Movies Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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Expelled: No Intelligence

April 26, 2008

EXPELLED: No Intelligence AllowedA mini-review by Stan Williams, PhDCheck out Stan's website here It's important. I've been writing and debating some of these issues for 40 years. Stein does a good job of trying to simply open up the debate with those that control the teaching of science in schools. The metaphors Stein employs at […]

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Author of “Golden Compass” Dishonest

December 1, 2007

On the real intent and dishonesty of Pullman, author of Golden Compass, click here to read Jimmy Akins comments.

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Watched House MD?

November 12, 2007

Most interesting part is in blue text below. NO TV in our house Janet and I got rid of our television service earlier this year and we love it. We don’t even get the local channels anymore. I was raised without TV since my dad would not get a TV — saying “We will read […]

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The Golden Compass — an Anti-religious Movie?

November 8, 2007

I have received several e-mails warning me not to see the new fantasy movie entitled The Golden Compass — or allow my kids to see it. I have been told that it is done with an extreme bias against religion, especially Catholicism and the Christian faith. Is this true? Snopes says YES and explains. Also, read […]

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