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May 17, 2006 Archives

Chris Matthews at OD!

posted by awelborn

Hardball will be live from NY Opus Dei headquarters tomorrow – should be interesting! Random DVC link, from John Thavis of Catholic News Service: While the movie’s portrayal of the Catholic Church is distinctly unflattering, its treatment of the Catholic […]

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Template for a DVC Review

posted by awelborn

See how many fit: 1) Movie’s pretty bad. Talky, awkward flashbacks, pointless activity, miscast leads. 2) McKellan rocks! 3) It’s probably bad partly because the filmmakers didn’t want to offend Christians. They smoothed it out and took the teeth and […]

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Thank goodness for bad movies

posted by awelborn

They give critics a chance to shine: (A.O. Scott in the NYtimes) "The Da Vinci Code" is one of the few screen versions of a book that may take longer to watch than to read. (Curiously enough, Mr. Howard accomplished […]

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From Vatican Radio…

posted by awelborn

There’s a podcast thingy of an interview I did with Charley Collins of Vatican Radio on Mary Magdalene. Today, from 5-6 PM, I’ll be interviewed by Paul Clemens on WLCR, the Catholic radio stastion in Louisville. No internet listening possible, […]

Lest we forget

posted by awelborn

There was another bishop appointed yesterday – Bishop Sartain of LIttle Rock, moved to Joliet. Dependably, American Papist wraps up the links and commentary (and note that I’ve moved AP into the "Holy Blogs of Obligation" list. He’s keeping up […]

DVC Reviews

posted by awelborn

Rotten Tomatoes keeps score – it’s at 0% now, with 5 reviews in. MegaCritics also collates reviews. There cumulative is higher at this point because they include a rave from the NYPost I have one more post on this I […]

Reclaiming the language

posted by awelborn

This is kind of interesting – we’ve blogged about the background before – the Quebecois habit of using the names of religious articles as swear words. Now, the Archdiocese of Montreal is using that habit to make a point: From […]

Peter’s Spiritual Journey

posted by awelborn

Like Peter at the beginning of his journey with Jesus, “we too want God to transform the world right away, “ but it was the Teacher himself who showed the first amongst the apostles and all Christians “that the path […]

It’s just fiction…

posted by awelborn

From England: Two thirds of Britons who have read Dan Brown’s thriller believe that Jesus fathered a child with Mary Magdalene, a claim rejected as baseless by historians and Bible scholars. Those who have read it are also four times […]

No screening for you!

posted by awelborn

Harry Knowles at Aint-it-Cool News reports that he, as an internet scribe, was not allowed into a screening of DVC last night: (language alert for the rest of the link.) I was invited to a late screening on Thursday night […]

What did Sophie do?

posted by awelborn

In what I heard about the movie – information that I have never really parsed in detail publicly because I was unsure of the relationship of what I heard to any final shooting script or cut, but that sounded and […]

Immigration

posted by awelborn

I closed comments and was off to Cleveland before I could post on the president’s immigration speech and reaction. I heard an interesting discussion of it yesterday on Diane Rehm, and for the life of me this is what I […]

For all your Archbishop Wuerl needs

posted by awelborn

Go the American Papist. He’s got ever single link that exists, I think. Michael Barber’s roundup and personal reflection is worth a look as well.

Comments open!

posted by awelborn

Go for it! And of course, as we are not surprised to see….heh. Of course, who’s surprised? Ron Howard is not exactly known as a director who trucks in mystery and ambiguity. Who didn’t think this would end up being […]

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