Hobbit Official Trailer

The movie itself will not be released until December 14, 2012 (!), but the trailer is just in time to add to our Christmas cheer!

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Sly, Bruno, and Arnold Together Again

Action films have always been a favorite of mine and nothing comes close to action as those from the 80s.  With Expendables 2 coming out any man worth his salt will make a beeline to the nearest theater to watch

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Archbishop Fulton Sheen on the Silver Screen

A new documentary on the life of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will be shown in movie theaters as pre-release screenings.  It will also be available in DVD format (TBD). A brief synopsis of the film is provided by the distributor

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Sneak Peak At There Be Dragons Movie Trailer

UPDATE at the BOTTOM The famous director of the movies The Mission and The Killing Fields, Roland Joffe, has just released a trailer teaser to his new film he is producing that encapsulates the early life of Saint Josemaria Escriva.

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Under the Roman Sky

A new film, Under the Roman Sky, starring James Cromwell as Pius XII, details the heroic efforts of Pius XII to save the Jews of Rome from the Nazis, after Rome came under Nazi occupation subsequent to the fall of Mussolini following

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Sergeant York and Gary Cooper-Part II

Continuing on from the first part of this post on Sergeant York and Gary Cooper. Frank James Cooper, a\k\a Gary Cooper, was a child of the last century, being born into it on May 7, 1901, the son of Charles

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Gibbon, Hypatia and Bigotry

One of my favorite historians is Edward Gibbon.  I have made my way through his Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire several times.  I find his style entertaining, his wit dry, and his scholarship, for his time, adequate.  Unfortunately

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The Infidel

A comedy from the U.K. where a devout British Muslim finds out he was not born a Muslim. Watch the rest of the trailer for some really good English humour!

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Go For Broke

My wife gave me for my birthday on Saturday a compilation collection of 15 World War II films.  I immediately noticed one of the titles:  Go For Broke (1951).  It had been over thirty years since I last viewed that film and

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Res et Explicatio for AD 2-3-2010

Salvete TAC readers! Here are my Top Picks in the Internet from the world of the Catholic Church and secular culture: 1. On ABC’s “This Week” this past Sunday Arianna Huffington, of the Huffington Post accused Glenn Beck of “inciting

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Forget the film, run the trailer!

From the only reliable source of news on the net, The Onion.  Not uncommonly, I have enjoyed a trailer more than the film.  As to Iron Man, I loved the film.  It was the most hilarious take on a superhero I

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Movie About Saint Josemaria Escriva

A new movie about Saint Josemaria Escriva’s early years placed during the Spanish Civil War has been produced and will be released in 2010 A.D. titled, There Be Dragons. Saint Josemaria Escriva was born in 1902 A.D. in Barbastro, Spain. 

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Installation Scene From Becket

In honor of the Anglican initiative of Pope Benedict this week, a reminder of the history of Catholic England, when Catholics were willing to stand against the State if need be to protect the Honor of God.   Becket (1964), although inheriting the

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Saint Josemaria Escriva Film In The Works

A film based on Saint Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei, is being filmed in Argentina titled, There Be Dragons.  The movie is set in the years running up and including the Spanish Civil War. There Be

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The 13th Day

[Updates at the bottom of this post as of 10:33 pm CST for 8-20-2009 AD] The 13th Day is a film based on the true story of the Marian apparitions to three shepherd children at Fatima Portugal on the 13th

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"50 Best Catholic films of all time"

William Park (InsideCatholic.com) lists, in his judgement, “the fifty best Catholic movies of all time”. Some readers, myself included, were very surprised by the absence of The Mission. A magnificent cast (including Robert DeNiro, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson); a

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Banned in Iran

A bit repetitious of Darwin Catholic’s earlier post on this subject, but I think this is a movie very much worth seeing.  Topical doesn’t begin to describe the film The Stoning of Soraya M. that is opening this weekend.  Starring Shohreh

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The Real Sermon on the Waterfront

Hattip to the ever reticent lads and lasses at Lair of the Catholic Cavemen.    Probably the most powerful sermon ever placed on film, Father Barry speaks of Christ and his crucifixion on the docks.  The best performance Karl Malden ever gave. 

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22 Weeks

I haven’t seen 22 weeks yet, but I’m going to, and I think all pro-lifers should.  It brings home the ugly reality of abortion and the bitter grief and despair that inexorably, in this world or the next, each abortion

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