‘Orange Is the New Black’ star Michael Harney on playing ‘bad’ guys but keeping God close

From over at Fox411 (Fox News) on Facebook comes an encouraging interview with the actor Michael Harney:By Sasha BogurskyPublished September 24, 2014FoxNews.comActor Michael Harney plays prison counselor Sam Healy in "Orange Is the New Black." (Bryony Shermur)Michael Harney is best known for his roles on "Deadwood" as the drunkard Steve Fields and Det. Mike Roberts on "NYPD Blue." He now stars in "Orange Is the New Black" on Netflix as corrections officer Sam Healy.The veteran … [Read more...]

“The Hunters” Hallmark Channel’s family night but I don’t like violence to solve problems, even with faux weapons

 The HuntersHallmark ChannelWalden Family TheaterFriday, October 25 8/7cA new Walden Family Theater movie on the Hallmark Channel debuts tomorrow night staring Victor Garber (you know him from Argo and TV’s Alias) and Michelle Forbes (The Killing).  The “family” movie is based on Joshua Williamson’s comic book “Mirror, Mirror” and features, of all thing’s Snow White’s mirror.Husband and wife team Carter (Dan Payne) and Jordan Flynn (Forbes) placed their sons Paxton (R … [Read more...]

List of movies about Catholics (Catholic history) in the United States

Movies about Catholics (Catholic History) in the USA I was asked if I had a list of films about American Catholic history, life, events, and people. Since I didn't, I set out to compile one and asked the help of my good friend and favorite Church historian (and fellow writer at Patheos)  Dr. Pat McNamera.  After reading the list, please feel free to add to it in the Reply section. Thank you!   DocumentariesWomen & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in AmericaArchbishop Fulton J. Sheen: Servant … [Read more...]

Catholic Comedy Night Update July 11

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“Stella Days” Irish film looks at a priest’s dark night of the soul, cinema, and faith

 http://youtu.be/judphZU5nfQ In a small town in rural Ireland in the 1950s, Fr. Barry (Martin Sheen) visits the sick, reads Latin prayers to them and promotes the installation of electricity in homes and businesses. Fr. Barry spent 20 years in America and many years in Rome in academic pursuits and research at the Vatican library. He was replaced, however, and sent back to Ireland, where he has been these last three years.  Click here to continue reading on my NCReporter blog. … [Read more...]

BRAVE and nine more reviews at “Sister Rose Goes to the Movies”

For reviews of BRAVE, Madagascar 3, MEN IN BLACK 3, The Avengers, CHIMPANZEE, Dark Shadows, SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN, Battleship, and THE LUCKY ONE click on Sister Rose Goes to the Movies. … [Read more...]

The Help, Senna, Rise of the Planet of the Apes Film Reviews

    Click here and scroll down for my written reviews of The Help and SENNA on American Catholic.orgHere is my short video tape on The Help, SENNA and The Rise of the Planet of the Apes:  … [Read more...]

Reviews of Stoning of Soraya M. & The Hurt Locker open tomorrow

Check out my reviews of The Stoning of Soraya M. and The Hurt Locker Reviews in theAugust, 2009 issue of  St. Anthony Messenger Magazine. Both of these films deal with violence in the Middle East that concern all people of good will. Both films are exceptionally well-made and thoughtful viewers will find much to ponder.St. Anthony Messenger cover, August 2009 … [Read more...]

“Imagine That” and June movie reviews

  Shadows and Light: the Faith Journey of Anne Rice by Kristen West McGuire IMAGINE THAT is a funny parable about dads being released just on time for Fathers Day. Check out my reviews of IMAGINE THAT and other films by clicking on the link belowEye on Entertainment June 2009 Imagine That, Departures, American Violet, State of Play, Two Lovers, Monsters vs. Aliens & Knowing … [Read more...]

“Eye on Entertainment” Film/TV Reviews May 2009

Here is a link to my film/TV review column in St. Anthony Messenger magazine (a national Catholic monthly): Eye on Entertainment May 2009A Certified Life By Sister Rose Pacatte, F.S.P.Q U I C K S C A NSUNSHINE CLEANING THE SONG OF SPARROWS DUPLICITY FRANZ JÄGERSTÄTTER: A MAN OF CONSCIENCE THE FINAL INCH GREY GARDENS STRANDED: THE ANDES PLANE CRASH SURVIVORS PLANET GREEN FILM CAPSULES CATHOLIC CLASSIFICATIONS … [Read more...]