Movie & Book Reviews


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.

Movie Review: '99 Homes'
Oct 20 2015
Trenchant, didactic and unflinching, "99 Homes" (Broad Green) also is an example of profoundly moral filmmaking.

Movie Review: 'Pan'
Oct 13 2015
'Pan,' a lavish but hollow special-effects extravaganza, hit theaters across the United States Oct. 9.

Vatican's take on supernatural phenomena subject of new Thavis book
Oct 11 2015
A new book by a veteran Catholic journalist explores papal battles with Satan and other supernatural phenomena.

Movie Review: 'The Walk'
Oct 08 2015
Philippe Petit's book about his highwire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center has been charmingly dramatized as "The Walk."