Fatima at 100

Story of apparitions continues to attract attention
April 21, 2017  |  By JUNNO AROCHO ESTEVES
VATICAN CITY. While conversion and prayer are at the heart of Mary’s messages at Fatima, Portugal, the miracles and unexplained phenomenon that accompanied the events 100 years ago continue to intrigue believers and nonbelievers alike.
 
April 7, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Beauty and the BeastNEW YORK. Disney’s live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast” arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.
 
March 17, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Kong: Skull IslandNEW YORK. With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread -- an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience — “Kong: Skull Island” (PG-13, Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie. 
 
March 3, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The Great WallNEW YORK. Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou’s visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure “The Great Wall” (PG-13, Universal).
 
February 17, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: LionNEW YORK. The incredible true story of one orphan’s 20-year odyssey to find his way back home roars to cinematic life in “Lion” (Weinstein).
 
February 3, 2017  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The FounderNEW YORK. In chronicling the early history of McDonald’s, “The Founder” (PG-13, Weinstein) makes compelling food for thought, if not exactly a happy meal.
 
January 20, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Hidden FiguresThe struggles of the civil rights era provide the backdrop for the appealing fact-based drama “Hidden Figures” (PG, Fox 2000). Along with a personalized insight into the injustices that still prevailed in American society in the early 1960s, director Theodore Melfi’s adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly’s book — which centers on three extraordinarily gifted mathematicians working for NASA — successfully re-creates the tension of the Cold War space race.
 
December 16, 2016  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: BelieveNEW YORK. Evangelical Christian faith hovers in the background of the holiday-themed drama “Believe” (PG, Freestyle). Though not as rose-colored in its outlook as some religiously-inspired projects, the movie — which is suitable for most age groups — lacks polish.
 
December 2, 2016  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Moana

NEW YORK. The same tropical setting that provided the backdrop for the 1949 musical “South Pacific” now lends its exotic flavor to the animated feature “Moana” (PG, Disney).


 
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