While the new Dickens movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” is an adaptation of a nonfiction book “A Christmas Carol,” author and screenwriter Samantha Silva has written a new fictionalized account of Dickens titled “Mr. Dickens and His Carol.”
When the Wisconsin Badgers’ football team travels to the Orange Bowl to play Miami Dec. 30, the players will take a 12-1 record with them. Accompanying them will be Msgr. Michael Burke, who has been the team’s chaplain for 40 years.
By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — Generations of children have fallen in love with the peace-loving protagonist of Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson’s 1936 classic “The Story of Ferdinand.” Now that amiable bull, who was featured in an Academy Award-winning 1938 short from Walt Disney, gets his first full-length screen outing with “Ferdinand” (Fox), […]
With the mid-November release of “The Star,” which features the voices of Oprah Winfrey, Christopher Plummer, Patricia Heaton and other A-listers, Reckart’s directorial skills have moved a few steps forward.
Thanks to Roger and Marguerite Sullivan’s travels throughout the world over the past 40 years — he for the World Bank, she for the State Department — the Catholic couple has collected at least 500 Nativity scenes.
George Weigel, the author and scholar, was guest of St. John Paul II on dozens of occasions and through the book, “Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II,” he shares the mood, anecdotes, reflections and stories, stories that would make him come alive again.
Catholic writer Philip Caputo feels all his literary work — as opposed to his journalism — has been about God and the devil and people having to make hard moral choices in places or circumstances where the handbook for decent behavior is out of print, leaving them to search their own depths for a moral standard.
The encounter in 1219 between St. Francis of Assisi and Malek al-Kamil, the sultan of Egypt, during yet another flashpoint in the long history of the Crusades — the subject of one famous fresco in Assisi, Italy — has been made into a documentary. “The Sultan and the Saint” will get its nationwide premiere Dec. 26 on PBS.
There’s bad, there’s awful and then there’s “Just Getting Started” (Broad Green). This dismal attempt at comedy is so epically empty that it makes the average “Porky’s” sequel seem like a scintillating masterpiece.
Catholic musician Matt Maher has some advice for young people: Waste more time at the feet of Jesus, and the rest of your life should go according to God’s plan.
The fact-based comedy “The Disaster Artist” (A24) is certainly not a film for everyone. Wholly unsuitable for kids, it also includes elements that many adults will prefer to avoid.