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“Ugly Betty”: Lead Us Not Into Temptation…

posted by Donna Freitas

Since the first episode of ABC’s winning new comedy “Ugly Betty,” the conflict has become more and more evident between the family-centered, ethnically diverse life of Betty Suarez–who lives in Queens with Dad, Sis, and Nephew–and the (almost) all-white (both […]

Heaven, or Someplace Closer

posted by Douglas Howe

While combing this morning’s shows for traffic and weather before heading to work, I stumbled onto Matt Lauer on “Today” doing reports on faith, heaven, and religion live from the Holy City of Jerusalem. I was struck by how interesting […]

Pedro Almodóvar’s “Volver”: Supernatural Cinema, No Special Effects Needed

posted by jmcgee

Pedro Almodóvar doesn’t see dead people, but if you tell him that you do, he’ll probably believe it. “I don’t believe that people come from [the afterlife] in a physical way,” the director said when he met with press last […]

“The Nativity Story”: One Infallible Thumb Up?

posted by Paul O'Donnell

Once upon an innocent time, Mel Gibson smuggled a print of “The Passion of the Christ” to John Paul II, who reportedly murmured, “It is as it was,” as the credits rolled. Then it turned out JP2 might not have […]

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The Life of Yogananda Hits the Big Screen
[youtube][/youtube] Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditati

posted 4:28:07pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters - a Chicago charity that assists in organizing out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The charity has a program at Simeon Career Academy, Rose's alma mater. After School Matters stated that Rose's donation is the larg

posted 1:46:39pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Go Behind the Scenes of the “Good Lie,” The True Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Will Inspire You
[youtube][/youtube] "The Good Lie” from the producers who brought you “The Blind Side” and starring Academy Award Winning actress Reese Witherspoon, chronicles the journeys of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that bega

posted 9:41:42am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Catching Up with Edwina Findley Dickerson
[youtube][/youtube] What do you get with OWN, Tyler Perry, Edwina Findley Dickerson, and a hot script? Viewers get “If Loving You is Wrong.” “As you could imagine, it’s a dream working with these two inspiring titans Oprah Winfrey and Tyler

posted 1:46:46pm Sep. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Dr. James Dobson and Son Update Popular Parenting Series
[youtube][/youtube] Family Talk Founder, Dr. James Dobson's powerful parenting series from 1978, Focus on the Family challenged millions of parents to look at their marriages and parenting in a whole new way. This year, Dr. Dobson and his son, Ryan are sh

posted 10:20:03am Sep. 23, 2014 | read full post »

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