‘Bible’ miniseries aims to make ’emotional connection’ with audience

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett have pulled off the making of a 10-hour miniseries, "The Bible," that gets its premiere Sunday, March 3, on the History cable channel.
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British actor didn’t play title role of Paul in movie: ‘It played me’

An entire page of notes on how to play Paul — nothing precise but overall notes on how to approach it, helped. "I've never had a director do something so tellingly about a character," he said.

FILMS: ‘Rise of the Guardians’: Do you believe in the Man in the Moon?

I had a lot of nightmares growing up. I’d wake up, startled and holler for my father. He’d come to my bedside, over and...

FILMS: Who needs Oscar? Here’s our list of the 10 best family films

The top 10 family films of 2013, according to Catholic News Service, are...

New film dramatizes Irish woman’s work with Vietnamese orphans

"Noble," which will debut on 150 screens nationwide May 8, tells the story of an Irish woman with an indomitable spirit. It took another Irish woman with the same kind of spirit to make the movie.

FILMS: ‘The Descendants’

A lesson in selfless love Love takes work — even in paradise. In “The Descendants” (Fox), George Clooney plays Matt King — a wealthy lawyer...

Film recalls Pope John Paul II’s 1979 visit to Ireland, plea for peace

WASHINGTON (CNS) — A new documentary, “John Paul II in Ireland: A Plea for Peace,” makes the case that the pope’s trip to Ireland in 1979 played a key role in ending the Troubles and bringing about peace in Northern Ireland.

New Bing Crosby bio paints picture of crooner and his priest alter-ego

NEW YORK (CNS) — Affable fictional clergyman Fr. Charles “Chuck” O’Malley was the principal figure in two well-received World War II-era movies, 1944’s “Going My Way” and its 1945 sequel, “The Bells of St. Mary’s.”

FILMS: Faith-friendly ‘The Identical’ wholesome entertainment

Although they may be sociologically fascinating, in the cultural scheme of things, Elvis Presley impersonators are not widely deemed to occupy a particularly exalted position.

FILMS: ‘Les Miserables’: Last year’s best Catholic film comes out on DVD and Blu-Ray

In hindsight, it’s easy to see why “Les Misérables” didn’t win best picture at the Academy Awards this year. Jean Valjean, played by Hugh Jackman, is essentially a pacifist. “The man of mercy,” as his foe eventually calls him, forgives 70 times 7.