National Film Retreat 2014 announced

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   It's been a couple of years since we have had the National Film Retreat  and I am so happy to tell you all IT IS ON again - and we are going back to our roots in New Jersey! The first National Film Retreat was held at St. Pius X Retreat House in the Diocese of Camden in 2000. This year we are going to the Jersey Shore and it's going to be great.The National Film Retreat is all about the stories told through image and sound and each person's personal response … [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...]

Is it a good thing Pope Francis was named TIME’s Person of the Year?

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Some time ago I was asked to be an expert contributor on film, TV and popular culture to ALETEIA news of the world from a Catholic perspective). Today one of the editor's asked several contributors to consider four questions and I commented for the first time (I didn't have a lot of time so I responded to the questions very briefly):1) Are you surprised Pope Francis was picked?  2) Is this a good thing or a bad thing for the Church and her mission of evangelization?3) Was Pope Francis … [Read more...]

“Black Nativity” – my interviews with the cast, director and Bishop T. D. Jakes

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I truly enjoyed this film. The story is built around the play written by the poet and writer Langston Hughes.inspiring with a BK rating (bring Kleenex).Black Nativity: The INNdustry with Sr. Rose on the INNetwork  … [Read more...]

FROZEN offers lots to talk about (and it’s funny, too)

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FROZEN is the new Disney musical animated film opening for Thanksgiving. There are may themes in the film that offer much to talk about with your kids. I am not sure if I mentioned how funny the snowman and reindeer are... very cute. To me, this is a much better movie that "Brave". Bring a sweater. Not sure if it's the power of suggestion but ...Click here for my of my review on The INNdustry with Sr. Rose on the INNetwork … [Read more...]

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”: my review on The Industry with Sr. Rose on the INNetwork

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 Sister Rose reviews the second installment of The Hunger Games, released on November 22nd. Hear why the film “haunted” her days after seeing it.About “The INNdustry with Sister Rose”: The INNdustry is an IN Network Original Series featuring movie reviews and interviews with filmmakers, authors, and other media personas. Take a look at the entertainment industry, faith, and life through Sister Rose colored glasses.    … [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...]

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...]

You know that book I’ve been working on for 7 years? Lights, Camera, Faith: Beatitudes and Deadly Sins? It’s finished!

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  Yes, it is finished. The fifth volume in the series Lights, Camera Faith by my co-author Peter Malone, MSH and me. Click here to see the other volumes. And it's not like Peter didn't do his work: he was finished long ago. I was the one who got behind and involved in many other projects. And gave in to writer's block when all it took was a clean desk and the will to do it! So the manuscript is off to the editor. Sure there will be corrections and other steps but the … [Read more...]


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