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Post: On the Air: Kresta, Catholic Answers Live & Reel Faith

This evening, I’ll be on Catholic radio from sometime during the last hour of “Kresta in the Afternoon” (5pm EDT) through the first hour of “Catholic Answers Live” (6pm EDT), discussing the latest movies and much more. Listen live   Read more >

Review: Man of Steel (2013)

C+ | **½ | +2-2| Teens & Up

To borrow a line from Man of Steel producer Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight: This isn’t the Superman movie we need, but it’s the one we deserve.   Read more >

Post: Now You See Me [Video]

The closer you look, the less you see? Now You See Me: my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: After Earth [Video]

Is After Earth really as bad as people are saying? Here’s my “Reel Faith” 60-second review.   Read more >

Post: New Ghibli Blu-rays! My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle

This week, one of Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved and accomplished features, along with one of his less successful efforts, debut on Blu-ray.   Read more >

Article: Top 10 Movie Dads

Picking the top 10 movie dads was both easier and harder than picking the top 10 movie moms. Easier, because there were more candidates to choose from — and harder for the same reason!   Read more >

Review: Epic (2013)

B- | **½ | +1-1| Kids & Up

At its best, Epic produces images of poetic power, even grandeur … The catch is that the world the filmmakers create is far more interesting than the story they tell in it or the characters they put in it.   Read more >

Post: Fast & Furious 6 [Video]

Fast & Furious 6 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Great Gatsby [Video]

The Great Gatsby in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Reel Faith on Fox News & The Catholic Channel!

Coming to Fox News and The Catholic Channel: Reel Faith! Well, not permanently or anything. (Not yet, anyway.) But in the next 24 hours or so David DiCerto and I will be appearing on both venues to talk about Reel Faith and movies in theaters.   Read more >

Post: Lines I Wish I Had Written: Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby

Hat tip to Stephanie Zacharek (Village Voice) for the perfect use of that popular critical flourish, the reapplication of a movie quote as auto-criticism of the film, in her review of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby.   Read more >

Post: Reel Faith Summer Season Premiere This Friday!

The fourth season of Reel Faith premieres this week — and we’re growing!   Read more >

Post: On the Air: Catholic Answers Live & Reel Faith

This evening, Friday, May 17, I'll be appearing on the first hour of “Catholic Answers Live” (6pm–7pm EDT). Next week, tune in for the summer season premiere of Reel Faith!   Read more >

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

B+ | *** | +1-1| Teens & Up

Star Trek Into Darkness outdoes its predecessor in most respects, except creative ambition.   Read more >

Article: Top 10 Movie Moms

When I set out to make a list of great movie moms in honor of Mother’s Day, I knew it wouldn’t be easy — but I soon found it even harder than I thought. Let’s face it: Great mothers are in short supply in the movies.   Read more >

Post: Pain & Gain [Video]

Pain & Gain in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Iron Man Three [Video]

Iron Man Three in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Iron Man 2 [Video]

Iron Man 2 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Iron Man [Video]

Iron Man in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Review: Iron Man Three (2013)

C+ | **½ | -1| Teens & Up*

It’s a potentially promising setup for a slam-bang finale to what has been, despite its flaws, one of the brightest and most entertaining franchises around. Unfortunately, the slapdash plot is pretty much a disaster. A string of miscalculations hamper the fun. And a late revelation, when you stop and think about it, undermines most of the preceding drama.   Read more >

Post: From Up on Poppy Hill [Video]

Studio Ghibli takes a break from high-flying fantasy in this naturalistic, nostalgic coming-of-age story.   Read more >

Post: 42 [Video]

42 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: To the Wonder [Video]

To the Wonder in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Evil Dead [Video]

Evil Dead in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Jurassic Park [Video]

Jurassic Park in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Article: How I Believe in Roger Ebert

Just over a month before his death on Easter Thursday, Roger Ebert wrote a blog post titled “How I Am a Roman Catholic” — a follow-up of sorts to a 2009 post called “How I Believe in God.”   Read more >

Post: The Croods [Video]

The Croods in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone [Video]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: The Call [Video]

The Call in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

Post: Oz the Great and Powerful [Video]

Oz the Great and Powerful in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.   Read more >

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