With every Olympics, summer or winter, the 24/7 coverage usually includes stories about the oldest athlete in history to compete in this sport or that sport — and “oldest” usually means 31, 35 or perhaps early 40s.
While it uses animation to recount the fantastical adventures of a young boy, “Kubo and the Two Strings” (Focus) is not really suitable for the most youthful moviegoers.
Subtitled “A Tale of the Christ,” Civil War Gen. Lew Wallace’s best-selling 1880 novel, which had previously been made into a wildly successful stage play, first reached audiences of the newfangled cinema way back in 1907. Since that adaptation was completely unauthorized, however, a lawsuit resulted that still stands as a landmark in the development of copyright protection.
For the first time in nearly 55 years, one of the greatest stories ever told will be retold on the big screen starting Aug. 19, as Paramount and MGM’s “Ben-Hur” — a remake of the 1959 Academy Award-winning classic with Charlton Heston — will introduce a whole new generation to the epic tale of fictional nobleman-turned-slave Judah Ben-Hur and his life-changing interaction with Jesus Christ.
Katie Ledecky, Lia Neal, and Anabelle Smith are some names you might hear on television if you are watching the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this year.
Matthew Coffer, a 2007 Nolan Catholic High School graduate, said it best in a comment posted to the school’s alumni page: “It was a great night to be a Viking!” He was referring to the pride and excitement when Nolan alumna Katie Meili won the bronze medal in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Like the World War II-era New York socialite it profiles, “Florence Foster Jenkins” (Paramount), a charmingly eccentric blend of comedy and drama, has its heart in the right place.
Krakow, Poland (CNA) – Clarence Gilyard is the seasoned Hollywood actor who kicked major bad-guy posterior as Chuck Norris’ gun-slinging, karate-kicking deputy James Trivette on “Walker: Texas Ranger,” the hit 1993-2001 CBS series. The man is legitimate – especially after working alongside Chuck Norris and his impressive slow-mo high kicks for an entire eight seasons […]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, (CNA/EWTN News) – Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year’s summer Olympic games in Rio. Biles, a record-shattering gymnast with a sparkling smile and bubbly energy that shines through her routines, is the U.S. gymnastics team fan favorite and the gymnast to beat […]
NEW YORK (CNS) — “Love is an emotion, and emotions aren’t rational,” a character muses midway through writer-director Woody Allen’s seriocomic “Cafe Society” (Lionsgate). This variation on “the heart wants what the heart wants” — a saying ultimately traceable, in a slightly different form, to an Emily Dickinson poem — is not a lucid theme […]
What gets 16-year-old McLaughlin through the stress and pressure that inevitably comes with competing with some of the world’s top athletes? Her Christian faith.
Encouraged by his family, Lopez took to taekwondo at a young age. His parents thought the martial arts would be good for character development. Soon the entire family was deeply invested in the sport.
NEW YORK (CNS) — It must have been a slow day in Hollywood when the proposal for the vapid comedy “Nine Lives” (EuropaCorp) got the green light. Or perhaps someone behind the scenes saw some potential in the project that failed to make it to the screen. Either way, the dead-on-arrival result, in which Kevin […]