“Death of the Critic” Panel April 2, 2011, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena

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Waiting for Superman – DVD release today

I am reposting my review ... the DVD came out today. REally too bad it was not nominated for an Oscar. One of the most important films of the year - the decade.'Waiting for Superman'by Sr. Rose PacatteDavis Guggenheim got the idea for Waiting for “Superman” one day as he drove his kids to an expensive private school. He passed a downtrodden public school and wondered about kids who didn't have a choice. The film's concept was formulated in early 2008 and Waiting for “Superman" screened at t … [Read more...]

Hollywood rips off Shakespeare: Henry V & Independence Day

Today a friend posted Kenneth Branagh's St Crispan's Day Speech from Henry V  on Facebook and I was reminded of one of Hollywood's great rip offs of Shakespeare. Listen, compare it with Bill Pullman's Independence Day speech from the film ... enjoy! True, it's old news, but a good example of extreme intertextuality!  President's Speech Independence Day … [Read more...]

The Twilight Saga: Basically a love story

For a film essay by Sr. Hosea Rupprecht and I, visit The Tidings or a slightly different version at Arkansas Catholic. … [Read more...]

AMISH GRACE highest rated LMN event ever: more than 4 million viewers

AMISH GRACE was viewed by more than 4 million viewers yesterday making it the highest rated Lifetime movie premiere ever. It won all demographics (meaning more than women).AMISH GRACE will air again this Thursday and Saturday: check local listings.For those asking about the DVD, it is in the works (this was planned from the beginning; will post the release date when it is available.) … [Read more...]

Avatar: Riffing with Myth

Avatar: Riffing with MythBy Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP“People can say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that what’s we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within out innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alone. That’s what it’s all finally about, and that’s what these clues (myths) help us to find within o … [Read more...]

Stuff White People Like – review? commentary? Both?

Click here for my review and/or commentary on this book....Stuff White People Like … [Read more...]

Screen Memories by A. O. Scott (or ten most influential films of the last decade)

llustrations by Cristiana Couceiro; clockwise from top left: “The Best of Youth,” Miramax Films/Photofest. “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” Universal Pictures/Photofest. “Million Dollar Baby,” Warner Brothers/Photofest. “Wall-E,” Disney/Photofest (2). Take a look at this interesting article by New York Times film critic A.O. Scott. I found his Top Ten most influential films of interest as well, though he left out The Matrix which to me remains the most defining film of the last decade. Still, t … [Read more...]

Best Movie Subway Map

You have to take a look at the London subway movie map! If you go to the website you can enlarge it to see the films that are listed.Best Movie Subway Map … [Read more...]

Zero Gravity & God’s Call: Sister Rose’s 42nd anniversary as a Daughter of St. Paul today!

  Yes, 42 years ago, on August 5th, a Saturday and the feast of Our Lady of the Snows (now called the commemoration of St. Mary Major), I flew from San Diego via American Airlines to JFK, stayed in the terminal for a few hours because of a thunderstorm (had supper with my Uncle Richard who my mom alerted) and then onto Boston. We (Sr. Mary Thecla and another aspirant) arrived very late. If you can believe it, Mother Paula and two other sisters met us on the tarmac (before the days of jetways). … [Read more...]