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Mad Max: Fury Road - A brutal assault on all senses
Riley Keough and Nicholas Hoult star in a scene from the movie
Riley Keough and Nicholas Hoult star in a scene from the movie "Mad Max: Fury Road." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.(Catholic News Service)
Essentially a video game on steroids, with a minimalist script that could fit on a cocktail napkin, "Mad Max: Fury Road" is a nonstop car chase through a bleak dystopian desert. Gratuitous, grisly violence; shocking, gross-out images; and an ear-splitting soundtrack pummels viewers into submission, if they haven't already sought sanctuary at the exit door.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Water Diviner: The horrid cost of war
NEW YORK — A father copes with the loss of his three sons during World War I in "The Water Diviner" (Warner Bros.), a fictional drama inspired by true events. The story centers on the aftermath of the Battle of Gallipoli, fought in 1915 in the former Ottoman Empire (modern-day Turkey). More than 100,000 soldiers died as the Ottomans defeated the invading Allied troops, including 35,000 from far-off Australia and New Zealand.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2: Tone deaf on culture

"Pitch Perfect 2" works best when showcasing the catchy songs and not the dialogue, which is shockingly tone deaf. The attempts at humor by belittling women, foreigners and even religion is out of tune with what should be a wholesome anthem for self-improvement and achievement.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
New book on confirmation
Mary Sharon Moore, a Eugene-based spiritual director, has issued a new 4-CD audio set about the sacrament of confirmation.
Monday, May 18, 2015
'Mercy in the City': a Lenten memoir
Although it's a Lenten memoir, 'Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job, by Kerry Weber, is a book for any season. Weber speaks at 7 p.m. tonight as the guest speaker at the Tobin Lecture, at All Saints Church, 3847 N.E. Glisan St., Portland
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
New film dramatizes Irish woman's work with Vietnamese orphans

WASHINGTON —“ Noble," which will debut on 150 screens nationwide May 8, tells the story of an Irish woman with an indomitable spirit.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Acts of Apostles tells of people, events in Christianity's early history

WASHINGTON — Jews from many nations, speaking a wide array of languages, were staying in Jerusalem at the time after Jesus' death, resurrection and ascension when a powerful wind swept in upon a house where his apostles and some others, including his mother, were meeting.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Concert set for monastery
MOUNT ANGEL — Queen of Angels Monastery here, home to Benedictine nuns since the 1880s, hosts a winds and strings Celtic band for a 3 p.m. concert Sunday, April 26. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be available.
Monday, April 13, 2015
'Seashells of the Red Sea,' author to speak at the University of Portland
Biologist Mary Lyn Rusmore-Villaume will speak on the mystery and whimsy of Red Sea seashells at the University of Portland on Thursday, April 16.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Books view Pope Francis from varied perspectives

"Pope Francis: Life and Revolution" by Elisabetta Pique, "Fioretti: The Little Flowers of Pope Francis" by Andrea Tornielli, and "The Spirit of St. Francis: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis," examine Pope Francis from varied perspectives.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Exotic settings, stale dictums and murky moral values: 'Furious 7'
True to form, exotic settings, stale dictums and always-murky moral values characterize "Furious 7" (Universal), the latest installment in the "Fast and Furious" series. In this go-round, cross-necklaced Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel), still the putatively Catholic paterfamilias, sets out to avenge the death of his old friend, Han (Sung Kang), killed off in a previous episode.
Monday, April 6, 2015
'It Follows': Avoid STGs (sexually transmitted ghosts)
The out-of-the-1970s premise of "It Follows" (Radius-TWC) has something to do with adolescents being haunted, and sometimes killed, after engaging in sexual activity.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Filmmaker writes about faith journey, Mother Teresa
In "Love: The Saint and the Seeker," her first book for adults, Christina Stevens chronicles her journey -- a response to a dream that took her to Kolkata, India, in 1994 to meet and convince Mother Teresa to be filmed.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Don't get locked up in 'Get Hard'
In lieu of a movie ticket for the shoddy prison-themed comedy "Get Hard" (Warner Bros.), potential viewers should treat themselves to a "Get Out of Jail Free" card.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Serenity prayer key to peace, says priest-author

In "The Way of Serenity," Father Jonathan Morris examines the appeal and value of the popular "Serenity Prayer."

Monday, March 30, 2015
Too big to fail? Cable bundles lose hold on viewers
There's more evidence that TV watchers are souring on the soaring cost of cable TV, so the Federal Communications Commission is considering the possibility that cable TV monopolies actually have competition.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Though uninspired, kids will like 'Home'
Parents looking for acceptable Easter-break entertainment for the kids will probably be satisfied with the lightweight animated adventure "Home" (Fox).
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Do You Believe?
Despite its title, the competent ensemble drama "Do You Believe?" (Pure Flix) is not a film well calculated to invite the attention of the inquisitive, still less to convert the doubtful.
Friday, March 27, 2015
'Wolf Hall' adopts revisionist view of Tudor period
Possessing all the characteristic traits of a prestige BBC production, the "Masterpiece" miniseries "Wolf Hall" — which premieres on PBS stations Sunday, April 5, 10-11 p.m. EDT —  would seem well poised to leave viewers howling with delight.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
A.D.: The Bible Continues
The opportunity to watch a biblical interpretation on the big or small screen can be a mixed blessing. Burnett and Downey have given us the 12-week miniseries "A.D.: The Bible Continues," premiering on NBC Easter Sunday, April 5, 9-10 p.m. EDT.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
'The Dovekeepers' and 'Killing Jesus'
"The Dovekeepers" features characters who repeatedly flout the Sixth Commandment while also eroding the first of God's laws in a disturbing way.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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