filmmakers

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Joy to the world!

Many people become depressed during the holidays. I hope you’re not one of them, but if you are, maybe this will help you or maybe it will help someone you know. LORD knows that in the past I’ve had my own bouts of depression at Christmastime. Years ago, I was invited to hear Randall Wallace […]

Bozell: Hollywood and Post-Boston ‘Xenophobia’

Brent Bozell | April 27, 2013 | 06:31 As much as liberals had their fingers crossed after the Boston Marathon bombings – please don’t let it be a Muslim, please don’t let it be a Muslim – that’s who the terrorists were. All that wishing and hoping is based on the very ugly premise that […]

REEL FAITH Movie Review Show Honors Roger Ebert

And Premieres New Season of Action-Packed Movie Reviews Through a Catholic Lens BROOKLYN, NY – Where can moviegoers turn for reliable information on current films from a faithful Catholic perspective? Beginning May 24, on Fridays at 8 PM ET, they can tune-in to REEL FAITH for the weekly half-hour movie review program, now in its fourth […]

Young blogger leads in helping Dominicans produce provocative film

NEW YORK – Kindly Light, the filmmaking branch of the Dominican Friars Province of Saint Joseph, is raising funds at indiegogo.com for their provocative new documentary with unseen film of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. Starting with the example of Saint Paul’s failure to convert the Greeks in Athens, Sheen urges his fellow priests to […]

It’s a Wonderful Life: The Little Story That Did

Great story by radio host Patrick Coffin… December 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. It’s a Wonderful Life: The Little Story That Did Part Dante, part film noir, part Bible story, Capra’s classic survives its unhappy debut. By Patrick Coffin While shaving on the morning of February 28, 1938, a man named Philip got an idea for a […]

Mixed emotions on the movie ‘Les Misérables’

Published and argued at CatholicLane Thanks to a friend and diehard “Les Miserables” fan, I saw the movie musical but have mixed emotions about it. Hugh Jackman is a fine Jean Valjean, but the Victor Hugo story is highly misleading on the French Revolutionaries; the musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, with lyrics by […]

Freedom-loving Mexicans protest new president

With the re-election of Obama/Biden here and a new PRI president in Mexico, things don’t look good for freedom lovers in either country. PRI is the same party of Marxists and Communists who persecuted Catholics and others of goodwill for 71 years and it’s the party dreaded by makers of the movie “For Greater Glory.” […]

New ‘For Greater Glory’ DVD reveals what it means to be Church Militant

The film “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada,” starring Andy Garcia, Mauricio Kuri, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verástegui, Peter O’Toole, Santiago Cabrera and Oscar Isaac, is now available on DVD and very timely as Catholics, some 25 percent of the U.S. population, prepare to vote on November 6. Verástegui, who plays Blessed Anacleto Gonzalez Flores, […]

My favorite RNC speeches

These are my favorite speeches from the Republican National Convention. What are yours? Clint Eastwood: “Of course we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic Party.” Ouch! 😀 Earlier in the speech, Eastwood said: “I remember three and a half years ago, when Mr. Obama won the election. And though I was not […]

Pinocchio campaigns for Obama

Screenwriter and comedy producer Myrna Sokoloff has teamed up with Bob Arvin and Jeff Holder of Politizoid.com on the following spot. Myrna told me she’ll be writing more political spots before Election Day. See more about Myrna and her work with David Zucker on their Michael Moore spoof in The woman behind ‘An American Carol’

‘October Baby’ beats forecasts, expansion announced

WND EXCLUSIVE Independent pro-life movie makes success of opening weekend Published: March 29, 2012 By Anita Crane Despite Hollywood’s advice to independent filmmakers Jon and Andrew Erwin, popular demand proved naysayers wrong. Box Office Mojo reports “October Baby” ranked No. 8 last weekend and the brothers are expanding theater distribution this weekend. As WND reported […]

Movie makers defy ‘Don’t touch this story’ warnings

WND EXCLUSIVE Published March 22, 2012 By Anita Crane When Jon and Andrew Erwin worked as cameramen for ESPN, made TV commercials, music videos and then a TV pilot, these brothers from Birmingham, Ala., had no designs for making a feature film about an abortion survivor. But tomorrow, March 23, their first feature film, “October […]

Praised by Vatican official, ‘Doonby’ hitting screens

WND EXCLUSIVE Praised by Vatican official, ‘Doonby’ hitting screens Rome report calls movie ‘thriller with a haunting finale’ Published: February 21, 2012 By Anita Crane As religious ministers and lay people across America protest President Obama’s abortion drugs mandate, on Friday the life-affirming movie “Doonby,” starring John Schneider, opens in Dallas, Texas, and Chattanooga, Tenn., […]

‘This gets people’s attention like nothing else’

WND EXCLUSIVE ‘This gets people’s attention like nothing else’ Roe v. Wade anniversary marked with video documenting abortion horror Published: January 23, 2012 By Anita Crane WASHINGTON – Despite sleet and bitter cold, many pro-life Americans in Washington for the March for Life, as well as people from other countries, stopped to watch the video […]

Norma McCorvey talks ‘Doonby’ and Roe v. Wade

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH Roe v. Wade opponents target Dallas for decision’s anniversary Theme of rally: ‘It began in Dallas. Let’s end it in Dallas’ Published: Jan. 20, 2012 By Anita Crane As hundreds of thousands prepare to march on Washington, Dallas, San Francisco and other American cities to protest the Supreme Court’s infamous […]

‘Snowmen’ family movie is funny and ‘Profound!’

  Happy story about ‘year that I died’ ‘Snowmen’ movie the story of three unlikely heroes Posted: December 01, 2011 1:00 am Eastern By Anita Crane © 2011 WND “Snowmen” star Bobby Coleman with Writer/Director Robert Kirbyson. (Courtesy of Mpower Pictures © 2009) “It was going to be the most amazing winter ever … the year that I […]

And the Life Fest winners are…

Everyone, actually. Drifter’s story captures attention at Life Fest Affirmation of value and meaning ‘exactly’ the message it carries Posted: April 18, 2011 By Anita Crane © 2011 WorldNetDaily Independent filmmakers and actors who attended the Life Fest in Los Angeles, Hollywood’s premier pro-life film festival, say it was a huge success because it united them in […]

The new ‘coming out’ in Hollywood

Festival reintroduces pro-life culture to Hollywood ‘Our goal is to restore that message in entertainment’ Posted: April 13, 2011 By Anita Crane © 2011 WorldNetDaily Deborah Flora This weekend, Hollywood insiders reach out to all Americans at Life Fest, the premier pro-life film festival for mainstream filmmakers. One major motion picture producer told WND that he will […]

Award-winning movie reveals Christian love

Ready for a beautiful life-changing film? Award-winning movie reveals Christian love ‘When you have a Muslim population asking for monks, it’s just so different’ Posted: February 26, 2011 1:00 am Eastern By Anita Crane © 2011 WorldNetDaily “Should it ever befall me, and it could happen today, to fall victim to the terrorism which seems to now […]

Insiders expose abortion industry in ‘BloodMoney’

Posted: February 21, 2011 10:54 pm Eastern By Anita Crane © 2011 WorldNetDaily In the wake of the latest video sting by Live Action showing a Planned Parenthood employee apparently willing to aid supposed sex traffickers in procuring abortions for minors, Planned Parenthood claimed to be “profoundly shocked” and fired the director of a New Jersey clinic […]

March for Life preview: Leaders, celebs call Americans to front lines

My March for Life preview is now published at WND with compelling messages from many leaders, including Cardinal Raymond Burke, Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Alveda King, and former Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson Since his inauguration in 2009, Barack Obama has recognized many crowds who gather for one cause or another – many except the March […]

Filmmakers blurring line between documentary, drama

By Christian Toto The Washington Times 8:00 p.m., Monday, January 10, 2011 The Best Documentary Oscar to be handed out next month could go to a film made by a director who won’t reveal his name and that even admiring movie critics concede could be a bunch of hooey. Welcome to the state of documentary […]

Author Robert Liparulo helps dreams come true

Many of Robert Liparulo’s boyhood dreams have come true. Now, as a successful writer, Liparulo speaks at schools around the United States, where he inspires students to read, write and live their dreams. Liparulo, a Christian, family man, sportsman and former journalist, writes thrillers and screenplays. His novels include Comes a Horseman and Germ. The […]

‘Take my voice with you’

The beauty of immutable truth commands a certain silence, and this paradox is reason to see The Stoning of Soraya M., which opens today in select movie theaters across the United States. This film couldn’t be more timely as our good brothers and sisters in Iran struggle valiantly to triumph over evil. The Stoning of […]

The woman behind ‘An American Carol’

By Anita Crane Published 10/3/2008 12:08:42 AM Myrna Sokoloff and David Zucker If you couldn’t stomach the thought of seeing Robert Redford’s Lions for Lambs or Brian De Palma’s Redacted, consider treating yourself to An American Carol, which opens in movie theaters today. This gutsy satire by David Zucker challenges Michael Moore, Rosie O’Donnell, Barack […]

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