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Girl In Progress

Girl In Progress

Although the script is terrible, this movie addresses some important issues, especially the perennial problem of how to grow up. We see some adults who continue to act like children, and we see a number of teenagers who are trying to figure out how to be adults. Besides the  contrasts among the adults, there are […]

Men in Black III

Men in Black III

Another hilarious episode of the classic sci-fi comedy. As usual, some of the “gross me out the door” humor (slime scenes,etc.) are not my cup of tea, but generally it is a pretty funny movie. And, besides humor, the story line also has a tiny bit of good human value: a partner taking great risks […]

Africa's "Mother Theresa"

Africa’s “Mother Theresa”

  What started out as a simple act of compassion has become a life’s work for Abebech Gobena, a woman from Ethiopia who is often referred to as “Africa’s Mother Theresa”. Let’s take a brief look at what this woman has accomplished.   Abebech Gobena is a devout Christian. She was on a pilgrimage to […]

First Position

First Position

  A truly inspiring documentary that follows seven young people, ages 10 to 17, as they prepare for an international ballet competition. You see the sacrifices they and their families make because of their love for dance. In the second half of the documentary you see them perform at the competition: incredible.   Especially inspiring […]

Battleship

Battleship

Pearl Harbor all over again, but this time it’s aliens. Who will win? A love story is thrown in for good measure. Entertaining, but not very believable. Probably “ridiculously unbelievable” would be a better description, but, hey, it’s science fiction. Still, the movie is a fun way to pass a couple of hours. If you […]

Dark Shadows

Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp saves this movie from total boredom, and does it in style, but I was not impressed by the movie other than that. It’s supposed to be a comedy/thriller, and Johnny Depp is hilarious as a vampire, but the type of values the movie seems to promote is a bit disappointing. (OK, it’s a […]

Conscience Conflict

Conscience Conflict

The Catholic Church is finding itself in a deep difficulty in the United States. It is being asked to go against its conscience. Many Catholic institutions and dioceses around the country are so concerned that they recently filed suit against the government. Let’s take a brief look at what is going on and see what […]

The Avengers

The Avengers

  This is one of the best action movies of the year, by far. It deserves the box office success it is having. It’s fun, exciting, and entertaining. It’s also pretty clean (although not perfect) and family friendly.   And there are some great lines. Captain America has some of the best.   Although not […]

The Lucky One

The Lucky One

The story is good, and, even though Zac Efron does a great job playing a young war veteran who is trying to find the person who saved his life, his baby face just doesn’t seem to fit with the character of an ex-marine. It does work for the shots of him trying to wrestle with […]

Think Like A Man

Think Like A Man

Very funny movie, although loaded with lots of bad innuendos, and questionable morality. Not recommendable for young teens. Still, the basic message is probably more positive than negative: if you really love a girl, don’t just leave her hanging. Grow up, and marry her. And if you are a girl, don’t let the guy just […]