November 7, 2019

Allegations against Christian comic John Crist, concerning inappropriate behavior and relationships with women going back several years, have resulted in the cancellation of his 2019 tour dates, and derailed both a Netflix special and a book. Read more

November 6, 2019

Hitting theaters as a Fathom event TODAY, Nov. 6, ‘The Divine Plan’ tells the story of how two world leaders, both former actors, both of whom survived an assassin’s bullet, came together, with the help of their shared Christian faith, to topple the Soviet Union. Read more

November 2, 2019

I need to say a couple things up front. First, I’m not a huge comics person, and when I am, it’s Marvel. So this is not going to be a dissection of ‘Watchmen’ and What It All Means. Second, as to what’s up with Sister Night and that rosary — I don’t know. But when we get the answer, I hope it’s good. Read more

October 30, 2019

Today’s glut of fictional female movie heroes usually has the advantages of superpowers and advanced technology and weapons. In real life, tiny Harriet Tubman took on slave hunters and a host of other mortal perils with nothing but guts, wits and, sometimes, a pistol. ‘Harriet’ isn’t quite as awesome a movie as she deserves, but it’s well-done and long overdue. Read more

October 24, 2019

In mid-September, I went to a talk by Malcolm Gladwell, about his new book, Talking to Strangers, and my question was one of those chosen for the concluding Q&A. I got an answer I didn’t expect — one that defended the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has a well-known problem at the moment. People love to seize on that problem and use it as a way of dismissing everything about the Church, and saying everything about the Church is tainted…. Read more

October 13, 2019

Creators Robert and Michelle King say the Catholic “priest-in-training” at the heart of CBS’ “Evil” has some decisions to make — not about his faith, but about discerning natural from supernatural threats, and his vocation. Read more

October 6, 2019

A few months ago, I attended a two-day seminar in the Los Angeles area. One day’s headliner was dynamic Catholic apologist Tim Staples, so I waylaid him for a few minutes to get his opinion on whether Catholics should work in the entertainment industry. Read more

September 29, 2019

As season two of CBS’ hit ‘God Friended Me’ launches on Sunday, Sept 29, atheist podcaster Miles Finer has to deal with not being quite to special to the Almighty “God account” anymore. Read more

September 25, 2019

In the NBC comedy ‘Perfect Harmony,’ Bradley Whitford plays a grieving, suicidal husband who sits outside a small-town Kentucky church and asks for a sign — and gets one. Read more

September 19, 2019

For some reason, lots of reviews like to tell you everything that happens in a movie. Not sure why, unless it’s to prove the reviewer really, really watched. Spoiler alert: not going to do that when discussing Brad Pitt’s two new films, ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ and ‘Ad Astra.’ But I will talk about Pitt. Read more

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