Movie & Book Reviews


Movie Review: 'Creed'
Nov 27 2015
"One step, one punch, one round at a time" is the mantra of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa in "Creed." This seventh "Rocky" film is an imaginative and somewhat gentle reboot of the blockbuster franchise.

Movie Review: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2"
Nov 24 2015
With "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2", one of the most successful cinema franchises of recent times reaches a surprisingly glum finale.

College’s basketball history lovingly penned by Loyola alum
Nov 18 2015
"Running with the Greyhounds," a newly published history of Loyola basketball, was written by Jimmy Smith.

Movie Review: "My All American"
Nov 13 2015
'My All American' is another chapter in the ongoing secular hagiography of Freddie Steinmark- a football star from the 1969 University of Texas Longhorns.

Movie Review: "Spectre"
Nov 10 2015
The 24th James Bond film, "Spectre", hit theaters Nov. 6th.

Movie Review: 'The Peanuts Movie'
Nov 07 2015
"The Peanuts Movie" is a charming animated comedy.

Film about Chilean miners’ rescue is soaked in faith
Nov 04 2015
The story of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a Chilean gold-and-copper mine in 2010 is imbued with faith and religious imagery throughout.

Movie Review: 'Goosebumps'
Oct 29 2015
As ideas for Halloween-themed movies go, a big-screen version of the blockbuster children's book series "Goosebumps" is better than many.

Movie Review: 'Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension'
Oct 27 2015
A horror franchise once noted for its restrained use of violence and clever methods of building suspense reaches the point of creative exhaustion with its sixth chapter.

Movie Review: 'Steve Jobs'
Oct 22 2015
As the lively profile of a wildly successful uber-geek, "Steve Jobs" (Universal) is likely to appeal to many a youthful tech fan.