Culture, Entertainment and Media

Trailer for Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Is Here

The gifted vocalist, the late Aretha Franklin, is receiving her own Hollywood biopic. This stellar performer, who passed away in 2018, is being brought into a new light in the 2020 feature film “Respect.” A brief teaser for the production has been released. The title of the movie, like many of the titles to recent… Continue reading Trailer for Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Is Here

Catholic, Culture, Entertainment and Media, Reviews

Mark Twain’s Outlook on Marriage and Family in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

Mark Twain’s narrator in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Hank Morgan, can be downright disagreeable and incredibly daunting at times — such as the time he had Sir Dinadan the Humorist hanged because Morgan considered his humor rather worn. On the other hand, Morgan’s character could display pity on numerous occasions. Additionally, Twain’s narrative… Continue reading Mark Twain’s Outlook on Marriage and Family in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

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Fulton Sheen’s Beatification Delayed

The late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen has been declared a venerable servant of God, representing the second stage of the canonization process. Earlier this year, the public had been informed the cause for Sheen's beatification was cleared by the Vatican. Eventually, the date for the beatification Mass was set for Dec. 21. The locale for… Continue reading Fulton Sheen’s Beatification Delayed

Culture, Entertainment and Media, Reviews

The Place Held by Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) within the Trekkie Franchise

Journey back to the seventies, to an era of cinema where moviemakers wanted to make sure you knew you were watching a movie by giving their productions titles like Superman: The Movie and Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In the first feature film to break into the Trek-verse, we get reintroduced to all the original… Continue reading The Place Held by Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) within the Trekkie Franchise

Culture, Entertainment and Media, Reviews

Ben-Hur (1959) and the Legacy of Oldschool Cinematic Grandeur

Ben-Hur hails from a cinematic era as obscure and seemingly obsolete to us today as the ancient Romans have been to us for centuries. Released in 1959, Ben-Hur came at a time during which many of the films Hollywood strove to craft were nothing less than epics. The sheer vision, the scale, and the depth… Continue reading Ben-Hur (1959) and the Legacy of Oldschool Cinematic Grandeur

Opinion

Mashed Potatoes Are the Greatest Part of Thanksgiving Dinner

There are few things that get pulled out of the dirt that can be as splendid as the potato. Other roots like carrots taste like the dirt they hail from or, like ginger, are fit merely for seasoning purposes. The potato is a unique blessing among edible roots. The texture and subtle flavor of potatoes… Continue reading Mashed Potatoes Are the Greatest Part of Thanksgiving Dinner

Culture, Entertainment and Media

Robert Downey Jr. Becomes Dr. Dolittle for Upcoming Film

Best known for his major recurring role as Iron Man in the MCU, Robert Downey Jr. has held a number of other important cinematic roles such as Harry Lockhart in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) and Sherlock in Sherlock Holmes (2009). However, Dolittle represents one of Downey’s earliest endeavors to make a name for himself outside of his current association with… Continue reading Robert Downey Jr. Becomes Dr. Dolittle for Upcoming Film