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

on Real Life Radio! Today, we Sheas are on our Hidden Island Redoubt, so we are delving into the archive of chats 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. [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...]

The Miracle Maker

Steve Greydanus highly recommends it–and so do I. You can see the whole thing here: [Read more...]

Steven Greydanus Reviews “Song of the Sea”

…in a really fine interview for Cruxhere. It’s by the same people who made The Secret of Kells, which you can stream on Netflix right now. You can also listen to Steve and I discussing these films on my Connecting the Dots podcast from yesterday. You can hear all my past shows here. [Read more...]

Honest Independence Day Trailer

How have I missed these things? What the heck, here the Honest World War Z trailer too: “Obligatory. Inception. BWAAS” completely undid me. [Read more...]

Steve Greydanus noodles the DC/Marvel movie universes

He writes: So Warner/DC is planning to introduce a veteran, established Batman in the DC cinematic universe established in MAN OF STEEL. Meanwhile, Disney/Marvel, which just closed a deal with Sony to allow Spider-Man to appear in Marvel Cinematic Universe movies (though Sony will still retain film rights to Spider-Man), is planning on introducing the [Read More...]

50 Shades of Mercy

It seems to me that if Catholics are smart, we would take the launch of Fifty Shades of Grey to ally with feminists of good will and say that decent human beings do not glorify domestic abuse, but instead support efforts to fight domestic abuse and uphold the dignity of women (and all sentient creatures [Read More...]