How I Spent My (Sorta, Kinda) Winter Vacation….

Kathy with Lisa Hendey 2

Blogging's been light over at Chez Schiffer in the last week!That's because I've been a bit of an itinerant--not traveling the globe, like fellow Patheosi Lisa Hendey who's recently home from Tanzania and Hawaii, but moving around the South, with stops in Atlanta, Georgia and Greenville, South Carolina. *     *     *     *     * In Atlanta, I visited the set of the upcoming movie "90 Minutes in Heaven" which is scheduled to hit theaters next Fall.  The movie is based on Don Piper's  … [Read more...]

What Makes a Great, Family-Friendly Film? A Catholic Perspective from Decent Films’ Steven Greydanus

By Fernando de Sousa from Melbourne, Australia (Flickr) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

People really want to see clean movies, right?  Ted Baehr, chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, says so.  His pro-family advocacy group Movieguide® has just released the 2015 Annual Report to the Entertainment Industry, and the results are seemingly indisputable:  Americans want clean movies!And the difference in profit, when comparing clean, family-friendly films to R-rated and immoral films, is staggering.  According to Movieguide®, family-friendly movies brought in an … [Read more...]

Go to the Movies on Valentine’s Day! Just Don’t Go to See Mr. Grey…

Old Fashioned

So you want to do something romantic on Valentine's Day--and that means you DON'T want to subject your date to unsavory images of bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and masochism.  In short, you don't want to see "50 Shades of Grey."So how should you celebrate, sans erotica?Here's an idea:  Hit your local theater to see OLD FASHIONED, a romantic drama about a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college to … [Read more...]


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