By Fr. Ernest Daly on September 22, 2011
A movie that makes you realize how fragile life is. When a new, deadly virus breaks in Hong Kong it quickly spreads throughout the world, creating tragedy and chaos. This is a fictional film, but many disease experts say it does depict a real possibility. The movie highlights the plight of one family which is […]
By Fr. Ernest Daly on September 7, 2011
Actor Robert Duvall has produced a beautiful movie about relationships and finding peace in our lives. He presents a troubled young golfer who is haunted by his father’s impossible demands for perfection and success. The young man breaks under the pressure and tries to run away from golf and his father: probably a good idea […]
Written by Fr. Ernest Daly on September 7, 2011 | Related Topics: Reviews | Keywords: Actor, crash, faith, family, happiness, hope, Life, Movie, relationships, Robert Duvall, suffering | Leave a response
By Fr. Ernest Daly on August 31, 2011
An extremely beautiful but extremely sad movie. It tells the story of a little Jewish girl who escapes deportation to the Nazi extermination camps in order to come back and rescue her little brother. The story is told by a woman reporter who discovers a strange link to the story of this little girl. The […]
Written by Fr. Ernest Daly on August 31, 2011 | Related Topics: Reviews | Keywords: Abortion, courage, family, healing, hope, Life, love, marriage, martyr, Movie, prolife, relationships, suffering, suicide, tragedy, vocation, war | Leave a response
By Fr. Ernest Daly on August 29, 2011
Captain America: the First Avenger Good movie about courage and doing the right thing. The hero is an underdog who is chosen for an experiment by a scientist who sees greatness in him: greatness of heart. The young man’s strength is not anger and revenge but wanting to stand up against any kind of bullies, […]
Written by Fr. Ernest Daly on August 29, 2011 | Related Topics: Reviews | Keywords: action, bullying, choice, courage, heroism, love, Movie, passion, patriotism, relationships, sacrifice, suffering, tragedy, vocation, war | Leave a response
By Fr. Ernest Daly on August 25, 2011
Fantastic movie for it’s family values and light-hearted fun, but it is almost ruined by a bit of gross humor in a scene about the cat coughing up some traces of the Smurfs for the bad guy. The scene is totally unnecessary, or could have been done in another way. I. See the movie, though. […]
By Fr. Ernest Daly on July 7, 2011
This movie raises some important questions about science run amuck. A researcher is obsessed with his gene altering project and also obsessed with finding a cure to his dad’s Alzheimer’s. He pushes ahead on his research even after it was shut down by his dramatic failure. He seems to find the medical solution he was […]
By Fr. Ernest Daly on June 20, 2011
This is an experimental film that tries to portray a Christian message in a poetic and different way, but is way too long and complicated. Take out the long part about the creation of the universe. Leave in the human drama: just that part alone would have made a great movie and communicated the message […]
Written by Fr. Ernest Daly on June 20, 2011 | Related Topics: Reviews | Keywords: Actor, choice, fatherhood, God, God's plan, Life, love, marriage, motherhood, Movie, prayer, purpose, relationships, suffering, vocation | Leave a response
By Fr. Ernest Daly on June 11, 2011
Totally fun movie, but the “quest for inner peace” of the hero is a bit over the top. Well worth seeing, though, for a fun time.
By Fr. Ernest Daly on October 19, 2010
Although this is supposed to be a kid’s cartoon, it might lead to a good discussion about the differences between boys and girls, and between personality types.
By Fr. Ernest Daly on September 17, 2010
This movie is one of the few Christian movies that I’ve seen that does not fall into the “corny” category.