Movie & Book Reviews


Movie Review: 'Terminator: Genisys'
Jul 02 2015
Any movie plot that hangs on the ability of an adult character to journey into the past to give vital advice to himself as a child is bound to register as somewhat convoluted.

Collection of Hollywood faith tales fails to separate hooey from holy
Jul 02 2015
Kendall doesn't bother to extricate the hooey from the holy as she cobbles narratives from biographies, clips from newspaper obituaries and the occasional blog post from IMDb, a popular Internet source for movie, TV and celebrity news and information.

Book offers Catholic guide to raising a happy baby
Jun 29 2015
If you are the type of parent who is open to different points of view on parenting (or can skip right past them) and are looking for a perspective that is inspired by Catholic ideas, then this book will provide helpful insight into how to raise a happy baby as happy parents.

Movie Review: Max
Jun 29 2015
Following in the esteemed paw prints of Rin Tin Tin and Lassie comes “Max," a heroic canine on a mission to vanquish evil while mending a broken family.

Movie Review: Inside Out
Jun 20 2015
While the tiniest film fans might be put off by the peril in which its characters occasionally find themselves, this splendid comedy offers all others outstanding entertainment founded on strong values.

Movie Review: Jurassic World
Jun 12 2015
Prepare to be stomped on by "Jurassic World" (Universal).

Movie Review: Spy
Jun 09 2015
Spy could have been a lot of fun, but is ruined by an excess of crude material and vulgar dialogue.

Movie Review: Aloha
Jun 04 2015
Aloha is a half-baked yet charming romantic comedy that cautions against privatizing the nation’s defenses, weaponizing space and trampling on the rights of indigenous peoples.

Authors offer cultural background on church conflict with Galileo
Jun 02 2015
While the authors never shy away from depicting ecclesiastical authorities opposing the new science, they avoid using the Galileo episode to attack the church, as so many people have done throughout the years. Rather, they show the churchmen’s sincerity, concerned and unsure as they were of how to absorb the new discoveries, not only for themselves, but for Europe’s Christians.

Movie Review: San Andreas
May 30 2015
"Shake, Rattle, and Roll" would be the ideal theme song for "San Andreas" (Warner Bros.), an eye-popping, ear-splitting 3-D chronicle of a California earthquake.