‘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...

Mexican ‘Cristero’ fight relevant to actor’s Cuban heritage

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In the upcoming movie "For Greater Glory," Catholic actor Andy Garcia plays a Mexican Revolution-era general lured out of retirement a...

Familiar with controversy, ‘Catholic Oscars’ honor their heritage

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (CNS) -- At the 19th annual "Catholic Oscars," it wasn't only the honorees who were in the spotlight -- but the...

FILMS: ‘The Raven’: A Grisly depiction of murders from Edgar Allan Poe’s works

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The macabre musings of Edgar Allan Poe have been adapted for the screen numerous times. In the latest instance, Baltimore's...

FILMS: ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’: Treasure for teenagers and their older maties

NEW YORK (CNS) -- We have it on the authority of Victorian librettist W.S. Gilbert that "it is, it is a glorious thing/to be...