Pauline Books & Media wins two Catholic Press Association Awards May 29, 2009

CHILDREN'S BOOKSFIRST PLACEAdventures of Saint PaulBy Oldrich Selucky Illustrated by Zdenka KrejcovaThis is a vibrant and compelling account of the life of St. Paul for young readers that is rich and inviting in its telling. the trials of st. Paul are cleverly called an adventure and further enhanced by the quality of human expression in the illustrations. the emphasis on faith in the Lord regardless of ones circumstances is both suspenseful and consistent. It it St. Paul's consistency … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Jury at Cannes awards Ken Loach’s “Looking for Eric”

On its 35 anniversary the 2009 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Looking for Ericby Ken LoachUnited Kingdom, 2009For its great artistic quality and it’s humoristic, optimistic and humanist approach of the crisis faced by contemporary society. The film portrays values that are often under fire today such as friendship, solidarity, the importance of family and dialogue towards oneself and the other. Which the mythical Cantona summarizes in one sentence: “The best action I remember is … [Read more...]

The Hurt Locker trailer: a film by Kathryn Bigelow about the world’s most dangerous job

The Hurt Locker Watch the trailer at   Did you see this movie trailer on The film stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. It’s in theaters on June 26, 2009. Watch it and tell me what you think. Here is my review of  Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker that I posted last summer from the Venice Film Festival (where our Catholic Jury -SIGNIS - gave it our Grand Prize). The film opens June 26, 2009 in the U.S. The Hurt Locker stars Jeremy Renner (among others su … [Read more...]

Catholics in Media Awards held March 29 at Beverly Hills Hotel

About 350 people atteneded CIMA's 16th annual awards event at the Beverly Hills Hotel last Sunday.Winners:Without a Trace - Television (Greg Walker and Jan Nash accepting)Doubt - Film (Sister Peggy McEntee, SC accepting)Lifetime Achievement - Louis Gossett, Jr.I will post the link to the article that will appear in The Tidings next week. Meanwhile, if you scroll down on this blog you can check out the interviews I did with the winners and Mark Derwin, our very funny Master of … [Read more...]

Lou Gossett, Jr. Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Catholics in Media

 It was an honor for me to interview Lou Gossett, Jr. about receiving the CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award:Sr. Rose: What are your thoughts about receiving the CIMA lifetime achievement award? Lou Gossett, Jr: This is a very gratifying moment for me and I am humbled by this award. You never know when what you do in the arts means something to people and you never really know if you’ve been received well. So it is humbling and I am grateful SR: You are known for your philanthropic activities in … [Read more...]

Catholics in Media to Award “Doubt” “Without a Trace” & Lou Gossett, Jr.

    Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) 16th  Awards Mass & Brunch honorsLouis Gossett, Jr., “Doubt” andCBS / Warner Television’s “Without A Trace”   Mark Derwin (“Secret Life of an American Teenager”) to serve as MC as venue moves to the Beverly Hills Hotel      Catholics in Media Associates’ (CIMA) Sixteenth Mass and Awards Brunch on Sunday, March 29, 2009 will honor Louis Gossett, Jr. for Lifetime Achievement, the feature film “Doubt“ and the CBS / Warner Bros Television / Jerry … [Read more...]

Beliefnet Film Awards Announced

Best Spiritual Film Awards from Beliefnet … [Read more...]

Sr. Rose & Fr. Ron Schmidt, SJ, may be on the Oscar show!

Bright and early this morning, accompanied by Sr. Hosea M., I went to the Sony Studios lot (down the street; formerly the MGM lot) to do an on-camera interview about "why I love movies" for a 3-minute film to lead off the Academy Awards show on Sunday, February 22.80 people are being inteviewed for this short film, including such luminaries as Mickey Rooney (the small building where he and Judy Garland attended school while making movies can still be seen when you take the Sony tour). So, the … [Read more...]

Potluck Oscar Party

The Pauline Center for Media Studies is hosting our annual potluck Oscar Party on February 22. If you are in the neighborhood (Culver City, CA) and would like to come, send me an email ( )and I will send you an Evite (space is limited that's why it is by Evite only). … [Read more...]

2008 CineRose Awards

St. Anthony Messenger, February 2009 http://americancatholic.orgHere is the EYE ON ENTERTAINMENT column for February, 2009 about the 2008 CineRose Awards. … [Read more...]