Movies, TV & Media

G.K. Chesterton Comments on Dan Brown

September 14, 2009

G.K. Chesterton is timeless so why can’t he speak from the grave about such as fool as Dan Brown (DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons)? Click here for Carl Olsen’s “exclusive interview”

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“Bella” Star in a Great Little Movie

September 6, 2009

Janet and I really enjoyed this short 20-minute movie of hope called “The Butterfly Circus.” It is a parable of the ugly caterpillar becoming a beautiful butterfly. It is also a challenge to any who have been left behind or disadvantaged or without hope or meaning. Eduardo Verástegui, from the movie Bella, stars as the [...]

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The 13th Day

August 28, 2009

Looks like a good movie. See Trailer here.

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In Phoenix Shooting New Defenders of the Faith TV Shows

July 13, 2009

It is hot here too! Well over 100 degrees. I went running this morning before it got TOO hot. We just interviewed Gail Buckley, founder and president of Catholic Scripture Study International. We are recording travelogues, interviews, and other fun segments. How do you like our new set? You can learn more about this project [...]

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Steve Interviewed by The Catholic Sun

June 30, 2009

Joe Reynolds is my videographer for the Footprints of God series now showing on EWTN. Recently he started Kolbe Productions, a non-profit to produce excellent and exciting Catholic video and TV projects. We are currently working on several projects together including Defenders of the Faith and a new pilgrimage DVD series. The Catholic Sun interviewed [...]

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The Stoning of Soraya M

June 23, 2009

In three days a new movie will be released (June 26) entitled The Stoning of Soraya M starring Jim Caveziel (Jesus in the Passion of the Christ) and produced by Steve McEveety (producer of Braveheart, Bella, Passion of the Christ). This looks like it will be a good movie and one Christians should support enthusiastically. [...]

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Friend’s Review of “Angels & Demons” Movie

May 29, 2009

My Protestant friend Dr. Stephen Patton, though thoroughly catholic in spirit, wrote an interesting review of Brown’s new movie Angels & Demons. I thought it was good, though I must admit I haven’t seen the movie. Dr. Patton and I go way back to my formed days at Trinity Baptist Church in Livonia Michigan over [...]

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Watched Three Good Movies

May 10, 2009

Running on the treadmill and flying international gives Janet and I a chance to watch movies we wouldn’t otherwise take the time to watch. Here are a few of our recent viewings. Three are relatively new, the first one is from a few years ago. All of these, interestingly enough, have Catholic themes, especially Henry [...]

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Worthwhile Movies this Year

May 9, 2009

Here is some advance info on three new films to release soon in theaters – two are inspirational sports movies based on true stories, and one a powerful drama also based on a true story. Looks like we may have some worthwhile films to see in the theater this year. The Perfect Game Click here [...]

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My New TV Shows Airing on CatholicTV in Boston

May 5, 2009

Starting today our new TV shows begin airing in Boston on CatholicTV. You can see their website here and their daily schedule here. You can learn more about our TV shows we’re developed at To see CatholicTV promos for our shows and get more info, click here. The first two weeks’ schedule for our [...]

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Two Movies to See

March 22, 2009

On the plane recently Janet and I watched two movies which we really enjoyed though they were extremely different. The first was DOUBT which was recommended to me earlier by several Catholic priests. It is about the priest in a boy’s school who is charged by the head nun of abusing one of the boys. [...]

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Not Too Late for Year of St. Paul

March 14, 2009

If your parish has not yet sponsored an event for the Year of St. Paul — it is NOT too late. Ignatius Press has made it very easy for you. Join the Ignatius Press Night at the Movies and watch our exciting, informative and family-friendly movie “Paul, Contending for the Faith.” The movie was filmed [...]

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Seen “FIreproof” Yet?

March 11, 2009

We just rented the movie “Fireproof” and watched it with our daughter Emily today. If you haven’t seen it, SEE IT! Produced by Evangelical Protestants, it has their distinct flavor, preachiness, and lingo, but the story is good, well played out and it should be watched by husbands and wives the world over — especially [...]

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Excellent Book on the Cinema & Movies

March 7, 2009

Stan Williams, my good friend and fellow convert to the Catholic Church, has written a great book on movies and the cinema. He is eminently qualified with his PhD in videography and movie-making and producing. If you are interested especially in the stories and morals being protrayed in film and how to watch wisely, then [...]

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Vote for Your Favorite Movies as a Catholic

February 19, 2009

Movie poll of Catholics launched ahead of Oscars® With just days to go until the 81st Annual Academy Awards, three UK-based Catholic media partners have launched a poll to find the Catholic community’s all-time top-100 favourite films. You can take the poll here. For the Ray family’s favorite movies and other resources, click here.

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Steve Interviewed for Soul Food Cinema

February 3, 2009 interviewed me to talk about making and watching movies. I was asked a lot about the stories and adventures associated with filming our Footprints of God series. Then they asked me what my favorite movies were and what I thought about film, cinema and TV today. You can view this excellent site related to [...]

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