Missing Rome, the Vatican, and Florence? Watch the First Twelve Minutes of “The Agony And The Ecstasy”

It’s streaming over at Netflix, now. It’s one of the many movies that I never got around to seeing until now. In the first twelve minutes, you see gorgeous shots of St. Peter’s Square, as well as narrated details on all of Michelangelo’s sculptures. Really, it’s like a personalized tour, the likes of which most of us will never experience.

As the narration ends, and the camera pans across the rainbow arcing above the dome of St. Peter’s, you may even decide to stick around and watch Charlton Heston and Rex Harrison play their parts as the artist, and the pontiff. Check out the trailer, [Read more...]

For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies I: Ben Hur

Ben Hur has an encounter with the Christ

You’d think I’d be embarrassed to admit that I’ve never watched all of the movies that were awarded the most (11) Academy Awards. There’s a three way tie, you know. Titanic (1997)? Watched it. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)? Watched it. Ben Hur (1959)? [Read more...]


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