Sister Rose makes PEOPLE magazine!

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At the press screening for NOAH last week at Paramount Studios Sr Jennifer and I sat next to PEOPLE magazine writer Alynda Wheat and her sweet mother (we spent the wait time talking Candy Crush strategy). After we chatted about the film - now look! We have a date to go to the press screening for Exodus come autumn. This is in the April 14, 2014 issue.I know ALL of you read PEOPLE magazine so you probably saw this already. (My sister Libby sent me a message that she'd seen it though we knew … [Read more...]

“John Wayne: the Life and Legend” review by Peter Bogdanovich

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This morning's New York Times Book Review section has a highly enthusiastic review of Scott Eyman's new biography of John Wayne by director (and former journalist) Peter Bogdanovich: ""Playing John Wayne: Scott Eyeman's 'John Wayne: the Life and Legend.'"  Bogdanovich, who knew "The Duke" for about fifteen years - much longer than the author - reveals his own admiration for the iconic actor and makes you want to read the book.Loyola Press has a special online webpage called "Arts and Faith." … [Read more...]

“Noah” my on camera review

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Here's my on camera review of NOAH on the INNdustry with Sister Rose. It goes along with my print review that you can read HERE at my blog with a link through to NCROnline.  … [Read more...]

“Veiled Desires” reveals the inner realities of cinematic sisters (book review)

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 VEILED DESIRES: INTIMATE PORTRAYALS OF NUNS IN POSTWAR ANGLO-AMERICAN FILM By Maureen A. Sabine Published by Fordham University Press, $30Sometimes there can be a sacramental quality about cinema. When movies tell stories well, they become outward manifestations that transcend the inner realities of their characters in ways that touch the audience. Maureen Sabine has written a masterful book that reveals the sacramentality of cinema about religious women. She is confident of her … [Read more...]

“Narco Cultura” explores the meaning of the US & Mexico’s war on drugs

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"Narco Cultura" 102 minutes, in English and Spanish with English subtitlesJust when some think border fences between the U.S. and Mexico are stemming the tide of undocumented people coming north, their status as problem-solvers appears to be that of a managed image to mask the real threat to the U.S: illegal trafficking in guns and drugs that is facilitating a tragic conflict in Mexico.What U.S. citizens are not seeing is how the Mexican war on drugs is fueled by arms from the U.S. and … [Read more...]

‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ is haunting but ripe for discussion

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In the months after "winning" the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) are back home, living with their families at the Victors' Village in District 12. Their mentor, Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), has his own house there, too.Katniss and Peeta are preparing to embark on their Victory Tour. Katniss meets with Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth), her soul mate who is now working in the mines and becoming more and more angry at what the … [Read more...]

My interview with Rick Santorum: ‘The Christmas Candle’ and new role as movie-maker

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 (theadvocate.com) I had the opportunity to interview, for the National Catholic Reporter,  former presidential candidate Rick Santorum by phone Oct. 22 about his new role as CEO of a faith and family media company, EchoLight Studios, and its first Christmas film, "The Christmas Candle," a historical drama that takes place in England around 1900, which opens in theaters Friday. The film is based on the novel by Max Lucado and has high production values and features singer Susan Boyle … [Read more...]

“War of the Worlds” the most famous invasion that never happened – 75th anniversary documentary PBS Oct 29

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"War of the Worlds," PBS American Experience 9 p.m. Eastern time Tuesday (Check local listings)In 1938, Americans might let their car payments go or give up their telephones, but 80 percent of American homes had a radio. Listeners tuned in for entertainment but became used to the edgy intrusion of news bulletins with bad news interrupting programming.Exactly a month after the Munich Agreement, a pact that allowed Nazi Germany to annex part of western Czechoslovakia, and after months of … [Read more...]

David Chase’s eulogy for James Gandolfini

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  1961 - 2013David Chase's eulogy for James Gandolfini June 28, 2013Earlier this morning, friends, family, and hundreds of fans gathered to pay their respects to James Gandolfini at Manhattan’s Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Four mourners — Gandolfini’s wife, Deborah Lin Gandolfini; his assistant, Thomas Richardson; his acting coach, Susan Aston; and his old boss, Sopranos creator David Chase — delivered eulogies at the service.A transcript of Chase’s speech … [Read more...]

Annette Funicello, Mouseketeer, dies at 70

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Annette Funicello, arguably the most famous Disney Mousketeer of all, died today in Los Angeles due to complications from MS.Funicello was born in 1942 in Utica, New York, to Italian-American parents. She moved to Southern California with her family at age four. She sang, danced, and modeled and was discovered at the age of 12 by Walt Disney when he saw her perform. He invited her to audition for his new television show for children, “The Mickey Mouse Club”. I was four years old and my fam … [Read more...]


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