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And you shall be like gods – the fierce warning of 'Ex Machina'

Aug 7, 2015 - 03:37 am .- Much has already been said about director Alex Garland's slick transhumanist thriller “Ex Machina.” It's been heralded as everything from a stellar work of speculative fiction to a complex take on gender roles.

'Little Boy' filmmaker to audiences: don't let critics tell you what to think

May 6, 2015 - 02:47 am .- Following a string of negative reviews for his latest film, “Little Boy,” award-winning director and screenwriter Alejandro Monteverde said audiences should see the movie and draw their own conclusions about the film.

For filmmakers, 'Little Boy' moved mountains of its own

Apr 25, 2015 - 03:54 pm .- A new film from award-winning writer and director Alejandro Monteverde proved to not only tell a story of faith, but to strengthen the faith of those working on it as well.

Spanish film brings story of 'Three Rebel Monks' to life

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:25 am .- A group of young adults in Spain are bringing to the big screen a novel about the renewal of the Cistercian Order by three saints who strove to recover the poverty, simplicity and austerity of the early monastic era.

Reese Witherspoon says latest film inspires with Christian hope

Oct 3, 2014 - 04:09 am .- Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in a new film about the Lost Boys of Sudan, which she says features strong Christian messages of faith in God and perseverance in the face of hardship.    

'The Giver' praised for themes on free will, sanctity of life

Aug 20, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The new dystopian movie “The Giver” has drawn praise for its deep thematic content on the value of human life, suffering, free will and the dangers of a world that distorts language to do evil.

'The Fault in Our Stars' hailed for themes on suffering, love

Jun 13, 2014 - 04:03 am .- Bestselling movie and book “The Fault in Our Stars” provides material to think more deeply about belief and skepticism – as well as the lessons on suffering and vulnerability that the terminally ill can teach us, clergy and cultural observers say.

'Son of God' movie shines at box office on opening weekend

Mar 4, 2014 - 12:19 pm .- “Son of God,” a new movie depicting the life of Christ according to Gospels, saw tremendous success and positive reviews when it opened in theaters at the end of February.

Posthumous Paul Walker movie lauded for pro-life message

Dec 9, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- One of late actor Paul Walker’s final movies – a thriller set to debut next week – is drawing praise for its life and family-affirming message.

John Paul II film festival seeks movies 'that inspire'

Jul 18, 2013 - 04:37 pm .- Preparing for its fourth event in recent years, a Florida-based international film festival named for Pope John Paul II is looking for submissions that witness to society through compelling beauty and inspiring art.

'Blindside' mom launching show to help adoptive families

Jun 2, 2013 - 04:07 pm .- The mother whose story inspired the hit movie “The Blindside” has taken on a new television series to assist families in navigating the process of adoption.  

Movie on Catholic abuse scandal feared to be exploitative

Apr 12, 2013 - 04:07 am .- An upcoming movie on the sex abuse scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston has caused one screenwriter to worry that the film could exploit sex abuse for the sake of Hollywood awards.

Priest remembers Alfred Hitchcock's faith

Dec 8, 2012 - 06:06 am .- In a Dec. 6 article for the Wall Street Journal, Jesuit priest Father Mark Henninger recounted his time with famed director Alfred Hitchcock towards the end of his life.

Catholics in India calling for protest of 'objectionable' Bollywood film

Sep 25, 2012 - 02:24 am .- Catholic groups in India have called for the protest of an upcoming Hindi film if scenes portraying believers and clergy in an offensive manner are not removed from the film.

St. Augustine premieres on the big screen

Aug 20, 2012 - 10:33 am .- “Restless Heart,” a feature film about the famous theologian St. Augustine of Hippo, is now available for sponsored theatrical screenings across the U.S.

Ga. Catholic parish to produce inspirational movie

Jun 8, 2012 - 04:16 am .- The Atlanta-area St. Catherine of Siena Church is producing a movie called “Five Blocks Away” to tell the story of a young man focused on his career and his social life when new experiences force him to search for “what really matters in life.”

Actor admires Mexican martyr’s strong defense of the faith

May 18, 2012 - 03:09 pm .- Mauricio Kuri has come to believe that, like the teenage Mexican martyr he plays in the upcoming film “For Greater Glory,” people must stand up for religious freedom.

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