“Blade Runner 2049” (Warner Bros.) is not a remake of Ridley Scott’s 1982 epic, it’s the second chapter, set a few decades hence, after an entire breed of replicants revolted in the manner of a slave rebellion.
The handwritten pages of the Bible were finished in 2011 and have been traveling around the world since then. But they haven’t had a permanent home until now. The permanent gallery for Bible opens to the public Oct. 6.
The proverbial call of the wild sounds more like a roar in “The Mountain Between Us” (Fox), a trapped-in-the-wilderness survival drama based on the 2011 novel by Charles Martin.
A new independent movie, “The Florida Project,” aims to show the life of people whom director Sean Baker calls “the hidden homeless,” as they scratch out a hand-to-mouth existence paying rent in cash weekly in motels along the U.S. Highway 192 strip between Orlando and Kissimmee, Florida.
Clarence Gilyard, the actor most known for co-starring in the TV hits “Walker, Texas Ranger” and “Matlock” and who now teaches acting in Las Vegas, said the deadly mass shooting at the outdoor country music festival Oct. 1 left a “palpable emotional weight” on the city and its Catholic community.
The early 1970s in all its revanchist sexism, double-knit-fabric garishness and choking cigarette smoke is the setting of the coming-of-age story that is “Battle of the Sexes” (Fox Searchlight).
“Mully,” a film about Kenyan-born Charles Mully, is an incredible story of his life about being abandoned at age 6 to encountering Christ at age 16 and later becoming a successful business man, but he to ditch it all and established a home to shelter kids who have been abandoned like he once had been.
Far from heavenly, but not exactly hellish either, the tepid afterlife-focused thriller “Flatliners” (Columbia) is more like a visit to limbo.
Author feels the Catholic Church helps her to grow and sustain her relationship to God, connects her with other people and is a “conduit of grace, forgiveness, healing, wisdom and renewal.”
A movie committed to scriptural values, the sober drama “A Question of Faith” (Pure Flix), will appreciate the film’s showcasing of a strong marriage as well as its emphasis on forgiveness and interracial harmony.
When Mother Joanna Jamieson went back to art school after more than 60 years in a Benedictine convent, she was likened by one British national newspaper to an “intergalactic time traveler” who hadn’t heard a record by the Beatles or seen a James Bond film.