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.

‘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.

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: ‘2016: Obama’s America’

NEW YORK (CNS) -- "What does Barack Obama believe?" asks right-leaning scholar Dinesh D'Souza, narrator of the engaging political documentary "2016: Obama's America" (Rocky...

‘The Amazing Spider-Man’: Good, but too soon

From time to time a really terrific film comes along, whose characters present an important message through an exciting story. Audiences remember those films. Apparently...

Fourth of July

A couple of local suggestions for celebrating the Fourth of July with fellow Americans and fellow Catholics: Fortnight for Freedom rally — 7-8:30 p.m. July...

Weekend calendar: June 22-24

Fortnight for Freedom — A two-week, nationwide period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom. Details. 8:30 a.m. June 22 at St....

Film revisits the many sides of Mexico’s Cristero Rebellion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- Even as modern-day church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico's three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church...

FILMS: ‘Avengers’: Redeeming the superhero genre

Stan Lee’s Marvel Comics have been the subject of many on-screen interpretations, including the “Spiderman” and “Iron Man” series as well as several others....

English teacher gave actor Verastegui new focus in life

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- One might think actor Eduardo Verastegui would have fond memories of his first English-language movie, 2003's "Chasing Papi," because it gave...