PIXAR and the Pope and “Connecting the Dots”

Steve Greydanus has penned a typically insightful piece in which he ponders the linkages between PIXAR’s terrific “WALL-E” and Laudato Si. We had a good long talk about it on my radio show on Friday (as well as about PIXAR’s newest film “Inside Out” (which Steve loves, loves, loves). You can listen to our conversation [Read More...]

“Connecting the Dots” is coming up at 5 PM Eastern

on Real Life Radio! Today, I chat with my Friday co-host, Steven Greydanus, about all manner of movie, culture, and theological stuff. You can listen in on line here. And all the shows are now available in podcast form here. Give us a call at 1-855-949-1380, tweet us @realliferadio or text us at 518-REAL-JOY to [Read More...]

The Truth about Lies

A reader writes: Hi Mark, I hope all is well. In light of the perennial issue of whether it is ok to sometimes lie (well, I agree with you that Church teaching is clear on this, but you know what I mean), I thought you might be interested in this documentary. I have not seen [Read More...]

Steve Greydanus on the Extraordinary Life of Christopher Lee

A typically great piece from Steve. We’ll be talking on Connecting the Dots at 5 PM today.  You can listen in here and join the conversation by calling 1-855-949-1380.  I reckon we will also talk about Jurassic World. [Read more...]

Three Stooges Returning in Action-Comedy

Theologians have long struggled with the question of why a good and loving God permits such things to happen.  [Read more...]

Andy Serkis is making Animal Farm

I hereby declared dibs on the phrase “Serkis Animals” and demand a quarter in copyright dues every time somebody uses it. [Read more...]

Fr. Barron on the Avengers and Whedonesque Nietzscheanism

I think he’s spot on. What’s fascinating to me is how Whedon’s philosophy is locked in struggle with his art. His muse is often wiser than his head. So he imposes on his stories his vision of a Manichaean universe in which good and evil forever at way with no hope of truly transcending that [Read More...]

Today’s Work of Mercy: Help Fund a Documentary in Defense of Marriage

Blackstone Films writes: Back in 2014, we at Blackstone Films released The Third Way, a 40-minute documentary film on the Catholic Church and homosexuality. Hundreds of thousands of Catholics and non-Catholics alike have seen the film, and it was endorsed by prominent Church leaders across the world. But even with the success of The Third [Read More...]

Just one of many reasons I love Victor Lams

“LITTLE BOY is a powerful and moving film about a little boy who is willing to do whatever it takes to bring his dad home from World War II alive.’ If ‘whatever it takes’ doesn’t involve the titular little boy freely giving up his human body in order to become a sentient atomic bomb (with a [Read More...]

Wanna be a Screenwriter?

Barbara Nicolosi can help you get there and is offering the Catharsis workshop this August 1-8 courtesy of Act One.  Check thou it out. [Read more...]