Katryn Bigelow makes history by winning the DGA award.
Katryn Bigelow makes history by winning the DGA award.
CBS rejects a proposed Superbowl ad from gay online dating site ManCrunch.com, but accepts a pro-life advocacy commercial from Focus on the Family.
Finally, the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ prequel series ‘Caprica’ premiered on SyFy last Friday. Of course, the two hour pilot has been available on DVD and On Demand for months, but whatever. The real news is that new episodes are upon us […]
Stephen Baldwin tattooed Miley Cyrus’s initials on his body to try to get a part on her show.
One good thing about this frigid weather outdoors is that it gives me an excuse to catch up on a long list of little-heard-of movie gems that I have been wanting to see, but I just haven’t had time or […]
With the Grammy Awards coming up Sunday, I got to thinking that of all of the plethora of categories and veritable cornucopia of nominated songs, the event is missing what I’d consider to be the most important and relevant category. […]
He called Haiti’s earthquake a “blessing in disguise.” He calls it some sort of retribution for the Haitian people’s “pact with the devil” during the French Revolution. This is about as obnoxious as when he accused martial artists of “inhaling […]
“Holy Rollers” features themes of faith and blind faith in a film (now at Sundance) about a Hasidic ecstasy dealer.
A new film”Lourdes” is one of many movies with religious themes at Sundance.
Jeff Bridges and Sandra Bullock look to be the Oscar favorites.
It’s another hit for Al Aqsa TV. Hamas’ terrorist TV channel — which (according to the NY Post) “routinely indoctrinates kids by portraying Israelis as ghouls — is launching a new cartoon series that depicts another enemy, the Palestinian Authority […]
For all of the negative comments made in the press about the violence or negativity or lack of depth in films, we love to discover and recognize those which have more to offer, especially near that intersection of faith and […]
A new series follows women as they decide whether or not to have an abortion.
Pamela was bid “auf wiedersehen” on last night’s “Project Runway,” but has the show bottomed out by allowing Ping to stay?
A few years ago, John Travolta–probably better known for his affiliation with the Church of Scientology than his acting at this point–stepped in to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, jetting in food and meeting with the folks of Louisiana. […]
By Sara Shereen Bakhshian May contain spoilers The new Sony Pictures Classics’ biopic “The Last Station,” opens with the Leo Tolstoy quote “Everything I know, I know only because I love.” The film chronicles the last year of the life […]
So far, this fall, the second season of ‘Fringe’ was offering mostly time travel arcs, the trademark J. J. Abrams guru figure, and a lot of gross-out sci-fi stand alone episodes–not exactly my thing. Though I really loved season one […]
Tim Tebow to be featured in Focus on the Family-sponsored Super Bowl ad: Spokesman for family above all or hubristic quarterback heaving it out of bounds?
Take our quiz on religion on the TV show “The Office: An American Workplace”
Spiritualityandpractice.com, and its founders Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, has announced its nominees for the Most Spiritually Literate films of 2009. I think it’s a great site and a great category, reminding people of faith to consider not only which […]
In 1325 a 21-year-old man named Ibn Battuta set out from his native Tangier on pilgrimage to Mecca that would take him 18 months. And now the story of that journey has become an extraordinary IMAX film, stunningly beautiful, soul-stirring, […]
Movies are tapping into issues of faith more and more–and not just during the holidays–a topic which usatoday.com is exploring in its current article on the topic. “The Book of Eli,” in theaters now, kept its secret during a very […]
As the world gears up for the upcoming 2010 Winter Olympics XXI in Vancouver (February 12-28), test your knowledge of the religious history of the Games. You’ll be sure to amaze and dazzle your friends and family with new trivia! […]
It’s official: my favorite new television addiction is ‘Make It Or Break It’–the one hour weekly gymnastics melodrama airing its second season now on ABC Family. The show revolves around four girls, all gymnasts, Emily (the poor, scholarship girl), Payson […]
Oscar contender “The Hurt Locker” is on DVD this week.
By Sara Shereen Bakhshian May contain spoilers. Imagine a future where an apocalyptic war results in a “Flash”–blinding many of the few people who were left–followed by 30 years of chaos where people had to hunt and protect themselves from […]
If you’ve ever read my posts on The Twilight Saga and its author Stephenie Meyer, you know that I adore Edward, Bella, and even Jacob, and think that both the books and the movie are great fun. I’m definitely not […]
By Sara Shereen Bakhshian In Warner Bros.’ “The Book of Eli,” sometime in the future a lone warrior Eli [Denzel Washington] is on a mission surrounding the presumed last remaining Bible. In the midst of his journey, Eli comes across […]
In this trailer, a family torn apart struggles to come back together through the strength of faith and their deep, abiding love. On DVD January 19, 2010.
An online campaign to text aid to Haiti $10 at a time through the Red Cross takes off on Twitter.
The publication this past October of “Onward Christian Athletes” by Tom Krattenmaker couldn’t be more timely, what with Mark McGwire all over the news acting explicitly penitent as he discusses his steroid use, and don’t get me started on the […]
Watch the trailer to “Legion,” starring Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, and Charles S. Dutton.
I think the news of Jay Leno returning to late night is good for Conan’s career.
L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, and Vatican Radio are giving ‘Avatar’ two thumbs down, way down.
Miep Gies, Anne Frank’s rescuer, has died at the age of 100.
Mark McGwire is the new Pete Rose. He is the new Jimmy Swaggart. He is the new Richard Nixon. I wish he could have been Charles Colson. Mark McGuire has made his place in history and its certainly not the […]
Even having my mom on the show couldn’t stop “the biggest fiasco in the history of television” will come to an end soon, as NBC will end its try at making Jay Leno into a 10 p.m. prime time television […]
I wish to formally nominate television newscaster and commentator Brit Hume for, well, whatever I can nominate him for! You’ve probably heard by now about the controversy and web buzz because a television commentator suggested that a public figure who […]
What starts out as a noirish, atmospheric thriller, turns into a gore-laden action flick with bits and pieces of bloodsuckers flying in as many directions as the plot.
Watch trailer to Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic
Am I alone in feeling a little empty after reading all the obligatory year-end and decade-end “best of” lists in the past couple of weeks? Accompanying the articles declaring the “Aughts” to be “a lost decade” and bidding the recession-fallout […]
It’s okay to borrow a title from Lady Gaga once in a while, right? Because in this case, ‘Leap Year,’ the new Amy Adams/Matthew Goode “romantic” “comedy” (notice how both those words are in quotation marks) can only be rightly […]
Movie Mom was the first critic to make me aware of the sleeper romantic drama “Adam” which played in very limited release last summer. The understated tone of this movie probably had a lot to do with why it didn’t […]
Katherine Paterson is one of my all-time favorite children’s writers. Author of the beloved “Bridge to Terabithia,” which won the Newbery Medal for Young People’s Literature, and so many other childhood favorites, like “The Great Gilly Hopkins,” Paterson took office […]
Italian-American groups are upset with MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore,’ claiming it reinforces negative stereotypes, but don’t all reality shows?
Watch “Tyler Perry’s I Can Do Bad All By Myself” trailer on Beliefnet
It’s hard to quibble with the majesty of the imagined world of “Avatar,” James Cameron’s lushly animated science-fiction pic that, according to recent reports, is on track to ring up the second highest box-office receipts in history, after Cameron’s own […]
As I noticed while watching football on Fox-TV this weekend, their annual campaign has gotten underway. For an entire decade, Fox has spent the majority if its Januarys by advertising one of its most original and culturally relevant shows: “24.” […]
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