Noah

I tend to see movies when they first come out, and as such I saw the film (and indeed, wrote this review) before H.E. Bishop Daniel Dolan issued a warning against attending the film in a Sunday bulletin.  My review, as it is, perhaps can give you further context for the Bishop’s warning and I…

TradReviews returns

Time passes so quickly on the Internet and when I finally had time to go back and spruce up an project I found out that it was such an “old” blog by Blogger standards that I wasn’t even allowed to update the template.  That old (in internet years 8 years must equal a half-century)! So,…

The Pursuit of Happyness

Title: The Pursuit of Happyness Director: Gabriele Muccino Production Company: Sony/Columbia Pictures MPAA Rating: PG-13 TradReviews Rating: Family 14 Excellence: 5 Stars Why: An inspirational movie – a feel-good movie without being sentimental. No objectionable parts to speak of. Summary in a Sentence: A man who will stop at nothing to protect his child and hold…

Syriana

Title: Syriana Studio: Warner Brothers Director: Stephen Gaghan MPAA Rating: R TradReviews Rating: Mature Excellence: 4 Stars Why: Weaving social and political commentary with believable, real-world scenarios and plots. Summary in a sentence: Oil – and its long tentacles – and the very human lives it touches – even in the most tangential ways. One…

The Liberal Illusion, by Louis Veuillot

Title: The Liberal Illusion Author: Louis Veuillot Publisher: Angelus Press TradReviews rating: Intermediate Why: presupposes some historical reference Excellence: 5 stars Summary in a sentence: One of the finest Catholic works written by a layman in the last 120 years This book is absolutely essential. It is not only well translated (as it was originally…

X-Men III: The Last Stand

Title: X-Men III, The Last Stand Director: Brett Ratner Studio: 20th Century Fox MPAA rating: PG-13 TradReviews rating: Mature Why: stylized violence, strong language, mature themes, unnecessary sexuality Excellence: 3 stars Summary in a sentence: If they want the franchise to continue after this, it’s going to be on life support. I have to admit…

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

This review was done by a few writers – I edited their reviews into a “conversation.” Thanks to Anthony, Nicholas, and Athanasius. Title: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Director: Andrew Adamson Production Company: Disney MPAA Rating: PG-13 Excellence: 4 Stars TradReviews Rating: Family 7 Why: For some battle scenes which…