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Jim McDermott
I dare say having Tom Cruise walk across the big screen toting a gun is more effective at selling firearms than a flurry of Republican ads.
Elizabeth McGovern, center, and Laura Carmichael, right, star in a scene from the movie "Downton Abbey: A New Era." (CNS photo/Ben Blackall, Focus Features)
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Jim McDermott
The danger with returning to characters who have struggled to find their way and earned their success is that if you don’t have a new story worthy of them, you risk undermining all that they have achieved.
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Jim McDermott
In “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” Marvel took all the toys that they know the fans want and then smashed them in front of us.
Mark Wahlberg in ’Father Stu’ (Karen Ballard / Copyright 2022 CTMG, Inc.)
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John Anderson
“Father Stu” is intended to be inspirational, but viewers may find any sense of elevation elusive.
Scenes from, starting clockwise from upper left, “Calvary,” “Of Gods and Men,” “The Two Popes” and “Mary Magdalene” (Patrick Redmond, Twentieth Century Fox/Sony Pictures Classics/Peter Mountain, Netflix/See-Saw Films)
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Zac Davis
I’d like to propose a new way of celebrating this holiest of weeks, something that hopefully deepens our Catholic imaginations and prepares our hearts for the Easter season.
Mark Walhberg as the title character in ‘Father Stu’ (Karen Ballard/© 2022 CTMG, Inc.)
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Bill McGarvey
Wahlberg recently called his new film, “Father Stu,” the “most important movie I’ve ever done” and “the best movie I’ve ever been a part of.”