American Idol & My Wife’s Death – my interview with Danny Gokey

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 Here's Part 1 of my interview with american Idol's Season 8 Finalist Danny Gokey on The INNdustry with Sr. Rose. He has a new book: "Hope in Front of Me: Find Purpose in Your Darkest Moments" that is part memoir, part self-help, and very encouraging to anyone who has been very far down and reached up in faith, hope, and love to keep going.    … [Read more...]

‘Trailblazers in Habits’ documents extraordinary women doing extraordinary things

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 When I was growing up, I had a friend who went to Catholic school. For several years, I would spend the night at her house for New Year's Eve. We would try to stay up until midnight, but I never made it. What this public-school kid really liked about visiting her house, though, were the Catholic books and comic books she had. The most memorable of the comic books was, to me, the one about Bishop F.X. Ford of Maryknoll. My mom used to send $5 every Christmas to Maryknoll in memory of … [Read more...]

“Grace Unplugged” opens tomorrow: my review and interviews with the cast and director

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"Grace Unplugged", a coming of age film with Christian themes and a killer soundtrack, opens in theaters tomorrow, October 4th. Sr. Rose reviews "Grace Unplugged" and talks with its director and stars: AJ Michalka, James Denton, Shawnee Smith, Kevin Pollock. To learn more and for showtimes visit www.graceunplugged.com.  … [Read more...]

“This is Our Time” is a movie with a message

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 On the day five friends graduate from college their hopes soar as high as their mortarboards.  Ale’ (Erin Bethea) and Ethan (Shawn Caulin-Young) are brother and sister and are very close with Catherine (Kate Cobb),  Ryder (Matthew Florida), Luke (T.J. Dalrymple).Bob (Eric Roberts) is dad to Ale’ and Ethan and he runs a grill where the young people hang out to talk about their plans. Catherine gets a job in finance but Ethan has to work at the grill because his plans for grad sch … [Read more...]

“Remember Sunday” Hallmark’s sweet but improbable new movie

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Hallmark Hall of FameSunday, April 21ABC -check local listingsMolly (Alexis Bledel) is a sweet, ditzy, waitress and college student in New Orleans on a first name basis with the traffic man who comes to take the boot off of her car over and over again. She is romantically challenged and shares an apartment with Jolene (Valery Azlynn) who constantly nags her to find a good man. Molly has college loans but is in a waiting pattern because she is expecting her portion of an inheritance … [Read more...]

‘Starbuck’ the hilarious tale of moral dilemmas and unintended consequences

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 Hanoverhill Starbuck (1979-1998) was a Canadian bull that sired 200,000 daughters around the world -- just under 37,000 in Canada alone. He also sired 209 proven sons, all through artificial insemination. 685,000 doses of his semen was sold in 45 countries globally, earning almost $25 million.David Wozniak (Patrick Huard) is a 42-year old loveable ne'er do well whose code name was “Starbuck” at the Montreal fertility clinic where he was a habitual donor 20 years ago -- and with … [Read more...]

“Last Temptation of Christ” author’s “Christ Recrucified” acquired for film

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Deadline Hollywood broke the news this morning that Nikos Kazantzakis  1954 novel "Christ Recrucified" has been acquired by Grindhouse Pictures, a company that seems to have only one other film to its credit, "Gabriela", 2001.The new film will be re-titled "Christ is Risen."Click here to read the entire article on Deadline Hollywood.Amazon's description of the novel says:"The inhabitants of a Greek village, ruled by the Turks, plan to enact the life of Christ in a mystery play - " … [Read more...]

“Oz the Great and Wonderful” is about the wizard of ‘id’

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 "Oz the Great and Powerful" opens with Oscar "Oz" Diggs (James Franco), a self-centered small-time carnival magician and would-be ladies' man in Kansas more than a century ago. He tries to woo young women by including them in his shows, just as he tries to con the meager profits out of his assistant, Frank (Zach Braff). As the show is about to begin, Annie (Michelle Williams), perhaps the one woman Oscar truly loves, comes to tell him another man has asked her to marry him. She … [Read more...]

‘Beyond the Hills’ finds the devil in ignorance, fear

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In "Beyond the Hills," a young woman, Alina (Cristina Flutur), returns home to Romania after living and working in Germany for several years. She visits her childhood friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), who is a novice in a Greek Orthodox monastery in a remote area. Both women were raised in a state orphanage and seem to have had an intimate relationship in their teen years that Alina now wants to rekindle. Voichita, however, wants to be kind but is focused on dedicating her life to God and … [Read more...]


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