Mike Aquilina

She Oughta Be in Pictures

Saturday January 05th 2008, 9:50 pm

The esteemed Julie of Happy Catholic announces a new venture, Catholic Media Review.

We’re ordinary people who happen to have a particularly Catholic and Christian outlook on life. We will bring that sensibility to our reviews.

Our hope is that there also will be some discussion about what makes a good movie. We’ll be looking not only at which movies might have a positive impact on society (The Passion of the Christ, Amazing Grace, Into Great Silence, Bella) but also highlighting when secular mainstream films have underlying themes that support Christian values in general or those of the Catholic Church in particular. For example, Waitress and Juno have had their pro-life messages touted widely but few people are talking about the Christian themes underlying I Am Legend or Sweeney Todd.

Although movies are the reason the blog was begun, we’ll also be looking at other art (media) because we’re as passionate about those as we are about our faith and movies. Music, podcasts, books, television, and more will all be reviewed and reflected upon at Catholic Media Review.

Stop by Catholic Media Review for a visit – there are some exciting movie reviews up already. Some of the reviews already posted include: National Treasure, Juno, I Am Legend, Bella, Enchanted, and The Water House – Legend of the Deep.