“Star Wars” Fans Rejoice! “The Force Awakens” Offers Adventure, Humor, and Emotional Depth

At the end of season one of JJ Abrams’ hit TV series “Alias,” a mysterious character tells a captive Sydney Bristow (Jennifer Garner), “I’ve waited 30 years for this.” “Star Wars” fans like myself who are old enough to have seen the original trilogy in theaters will adapt that timeline to 32 years as we [Read More…]

When Faith, Determination, & Ingenuity Saved Lives: A Review of “The 33”

I choose to believe we’ll all get out. So says Mario Sepulveda (Antonio Banderas) to his fellow miners in the new movie “The 33,” which was inspired by the true story of the 33 Chileans who became trapped 2,300 feet underground when the mine in which they were working collapsed in 2010. The film takes [Read More…]

Maureen O’Hara Said Secret to Her Longevity was Saying a ‘Hail Mary’ Every Night

After seeing “Miracle on 34th Street” and “The Quiet Man” umpteen times in my life, it was an honor meeting Maureen O’Hara twice in the last 20 years. This picture is from a charity event for a Catholic hospital in the late 1990s – and she also appeared as a guest on “Christopher Closeup” during [Read More…]

Hugh Jackman Says He Dedicates His Performances to God

(Photo property of Parade magazine) In this week’s issue of “Parade” magazine, actor Hugh Jackman offers a variety of fascinating insights about his life while promoting his latest movie, “Pan.” He discusses his mother leaving his family when he was eight, the Wolverine-type anger that produced inside him, the peace that acting provides, and why [Read More…]


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