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“Reel Faith” is back! More news! POST

“Reel Faith” is back! More news!

“Reel Faith” returns to NET TV tonight — with a new feather in our caps: We are now the proud winners of a 2015 Gabriel Award, bestowed by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals, the U.S. affiliate of SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication.

When and where can I watch “Reel Faith”? POST

When and where can I watch “Reel Faith”?

During our summer season and our holiday mini-season, “Reel Faith” debuts on Fridays at 8:00 PM Eastern on New Evangelization Television (NET TV), with encore airings throughout the week.

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Frozen [video]

Compared to Disney’s last (and only other) computer-animated fairy tale, Tangled, Frozen has twice the princesses, twice the hunky love interests, twice the domesticated anthropomorphic ungulates … but not a fraction of the humanity.

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Thor: The Dark World [video]

Is Loki a villain or an antihero? Either way, the fan favorite is basically the Marvel Universe’s answer to Catwoman, but he can’t carry the movie if he isn’t the main antagonist.

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Ender’s Game [video]

Orson Scott Card’s classic sci-fi tale emerges from a decade of development hell with its themes and story maybe 50 percent intact — which doesn’t make it a bad film.

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Gravity [video]

Sandra Bullock shines in Alfonso Cuarón’s mesmerizing action thriller in space, a rare Hollywood spectacle with a touch of spiritual awareness.

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Fast & Furious 6 [video]

Fast & Furious 6 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Great Gatsby [video]

The Great Gatsby in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Reel Faith on Fox News & The Catholic Channel!

Coming to Fox News and The Catholic Channel: Reel Faith! Well, not permanently or anything. (Not yet, anyway.) But in the next 24 hours or so David DiCerto and I will be appearing on both venues to talk about Reel Faith and movies in theaters.

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42 [video]

42 in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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To the Wonder [video]

To the Wonder in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Evil Dead [video]

Evil Dead in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Jurassic Park [video]

Jurassic Park in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Croods [video]

The Croods in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone [video]

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Call [video]

The Call in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Oz the Great and Powerful [video]

Oz the Great and Powerful in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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On the Air: “Reel Faith” & “Catholic Answers Live!”

Tune into the second hour of “Catholic Answers Live!” tonight as Patrick Coffin and I discuss the best movies of 2012 and take your calls. Then come back in a week for our annual one-hour “Reel Faith!&8221; Oscar special!

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Les Misérables [video]

Les Misérables in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review (plus product notes).

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [video]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Hitchcock [video]

Hitchcock in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Anna Karenina [video]

Anna Karenina in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Life of Pi [video]

Life of Pi in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Skyfall [video]

Skyfall in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Flight [video]

Flight in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Wreck-It Ralph [video]

Wreck-It Ralph in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Frankenweenie [video]

Frankenweenie, Burton’s best film in years, is available in a number of editions: four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo with 3-D Blu-ray and digital copy; 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo, and 1-disc DVD.

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Looper [video]

Looper in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Hotel Transylvania [video]

Hotel Transylvania in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Finding Nemo [video]

Finding Nemo in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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ParaNorman [video]

ParaNorman in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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“Reel Faith” Summer Season Finale!

Hard to believe 12 weeks has gone by, but the 2012 summer season finale of “Reel Faith” is upon us. David and I review The Odd Life of Timothy Green, ParaNorman, Hope Springs and more (watch NET live). You can also still catch our penultimate episode, covering The Bourne Legacy, Total Recall and more at the show’s website.

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Spotlight: Comings, Goings, and a Whisper of the Heart

Last week, as anticipated in my “Where I am” post, my lady Suz and I welcomed our seventh child, Matthew Richard, into our happy, hugger-mugger family life … This week, our eldest is leaving us, at least for now. Sarah Elisabeth, who was only five when I began Decent Films 12 years ago, is college bound.

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Ruby Sparks [video]

Ruby Sparks in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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On the Air: “The World Over Live,” “Catholic Answers Live!” & “Reel Faith”!

This week I’ll be all over Catholic media talking about The Dark Knight Rises: EWTN’s “The World Over Live” with Raymond Arroyo, “Catholic Answers Live” with Patrick Coffin, and our own “Reel Faith” with my co-host David DiCerto.

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“Reel Faith”: The season continues

After last week’s July 4 hiatus, the second half of “Reel Faith”’s summer season continues this week as David and I review The Amazing Spider-Man, Ice Age: Continental Drift and Ted.

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Beasts of the Southern Wild [video]

Beasts of the Southern Wild in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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To Rome, with Love [video]

To Rome, with Love in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [video]

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Brave [video]

Brave in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review — plus clips from the film!

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Snow White and the Huntsman [video]

Snow White and the Huntsman in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Prometheus [video]

Prometheus in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Moonrise Kingdom [video]

Moonrise Kingdom in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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For Greater Glory [video]

For Greater Glory in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Dark Shadows [video]

Dark Shadows in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Avengers [video]

The Avengers in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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On the Air: “The World Over Live” & “Reel Faith”

Tune into EWTN this Thursday, May 31, when I'll be on “The World Over Live” with Raymond Arroyo (8:00pm EDT). Raymond and I will be discussing the new Cristero war drama For Greater Glory, how the film's theme of religious freedom relates to current events, the state of faith-based film productions and much more.

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Battleship [video]

Battleship in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” review.

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“Reel Faith” is back!

The summer 2012 season of “Reel Faith” begins this Friday, May 25 at 8:00pm EDT. David DiCerto and I kick off the new season with The Avengers, Men in Black 3 and Battleship. And because Battleship has us in a Liam Neeson mood, Father Lauder’s “Movie with a Message” is Les Misérables (1998). Watch online (unless you have CableVision or Time Warner cable).

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits [video]

The Pirates! Band of Misfits / In an Adventure with Scientists! in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Cabin in the Woods [video]

Cabin in the Woods in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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Chimpanzee [video]

Chimpanzee in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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The Hunger Games [video]

The Hunger Games in 60 seconds: my “Reel Faith” review.

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We Have a Pope [Habemus Papam] [video]

We Have a Pope in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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The Kid with a Bike [video]

The Kid with a Bike in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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21 Jump Street [video]

21 Jump Street in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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Wrath of the Titans [video]

Wrath of the Titans in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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John Carter [video]

John Carter in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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The Lorax [video]

The Lorax in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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The Secret World of Arrietty [video]

The Secret World of Arrietty in 60 seconds: My “Reel Faith” video review.

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“Reel Faith” One-Hour Oscar Special now online

If you missed the various broadcasts of the “Reel Faith” one-hour Oscar special over the last few weeks, you’ve still got time to catch online before Sunday’s Oscar ceremony … and see how wrong we were three weeks ago! David and I talk about the nominees, call out snubs, give our favorites and give our predictions, some of which have aged better than others. Watch online now!

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“Reel Faith” One-Hour Oscar Special: final airing (date & time change!)

The Oscars are just a week away now. If you missed the first two airings of our one-hour “Reel Faith” Oscar Special, you have one more chance to catch it on Thursday, February 23 at 9:00pm. Note: This is a change from the date and time originally reported. Hope you enjoy it. (Watch NET live.)

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Programming note: “Reel Faith,” 30-Second Reviews & Catholic Answers Live

Last week’s “Reel Faith” season finale is now online at the show’s website. This is the end of regular “Reel Faith” programming until next year’s summer season, although we may come back for one-off episodes a couple of times in the interim, and we’ll continue to produce 30-second reviews.

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Programming note: Latest reviews and the “Reel Faith” season finale

Tonight’s episode of “Reel Faith,” is the season finale, and partly for that reason this week I attended an almost unprecedented four screenings: the latest Twilight, Happy Feet Two, Arthur Christmas and The Muppets. Another reason for the heavy screenings was for the sake of my Friday morning radio shows (since of course I’ll be off next week.

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Machine Gun Preacher [video]

Here’s my 30-second take on Machine Gun Preacher. See also my related interview with Sam Childers.

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Contagion [video]

Contagion may not be everyone’s ideal date movie, but I’m married to an RN who prefers a good medical thriller to a trite chick flick. Suz was impressed with the technical realism of Contagion. I was impressed too. Here’s my 30-second take.

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“Reel Faith” is back — and what you can do about it!

I’m pleased to report that “Reel Faith”—the Catholic movie review TV show that I co-host with David DiCerto—is back for a special fall season, and that episode 1 is now available at the Reel Faith website at NetNY.net!

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UPDATED: Catching Up, Catholic Answers Live, and Reel Faith!

Neither of the two reviews posting today is for a newly opening movie, but with the summer winding down, vacation behind me and “Reel Faith”’s summer season ending with next week’s finale (edit: not tonight’s finale; preempted for World Youth Day), I’m trying to catch up. After Cowboys & Aliens and Crazy, Stupid, Love, movies I’ve screened that I’d like to write about including today’s Fright Night as well as The Help, 30 Seconds or Less and even The Smurfs.

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Rio [video]

Fasten your seat belts … I think this is the fastest talking I’ve done in any of these reviews!

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There Be Dragons [video]

If you don’t have 30 seconds to spare, here’s a spoiler: There aren’t really any dragons.

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Soul Surfer [video]

I just want to say: How often does the opportunity come to rhyme “island” and “Thailand”?

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Hop [video]

The hunt for bin Laden may be over, but let’s not forget: Hop is still in theaters, and will soon be coming to DVD.

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Me in My Union Suit! [video]

Okay, technically that’s misleading since it isn’t really my Union suit: I rented this Yankee soldier uniform from the helpful folks at the Party Stop & Costume Corner in Westfield, NJ for this 30-second review of the Civil War-era film The Conspirator.

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Winter’s Bone [video]

Paying tribute to Winter’s Bone in a 30-second rhyming review presented some challenges. I decided to riff on one of the bluegrass songs in the film, although without instruments (and with only 30 seconds to get it out) I had to make some adjustments to the rhythm and melody.

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Inception [video]

Back from a week in Spain! More to come this week on Of Gods and Men, once I catch my breath—and catch up on a few other things—but for now here’s my 30-second look at Inception. Enjoy!

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The Rite [video]

My latest Reel Faith YouTube mini-review.

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Of Gods and Men – [video]

Don’t worry—no joking around this time.

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The Social Network [video]

There is no excuse for this, I know. So I won’t try. Creation myths may need a devil, but Mark Zuckerberg didn’t make me do it. Mea cula, mea cula, mea maxima culpa.

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The Adjustment Bureau [video]

Complementing my full-length review of The Adjustment Bureau, here’s my 30-second take on the film in verse—the latest of my “Reel Faith” 30-second reviews from NET TV …

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On the Air: Reel Faith Oscar Special; Kresta

Tune in this weekend for a one-hour Oscar special of Reel Faith … Also, this afternoon around 5:40pm EST I’ll be on Al Kresta discussing the transcendent film Of Gods and Men, which opens this weekend in NY and LA.

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On the Air: Catholic Answers Live & Reel Faith!

Tune in Friday, December 17 for an hour of Decent Films radio on Catholic Answers Live with Patrick Coffin … Also, don’t miss episode 4 of our special Christmas mini-season of “Reel Faith” this Sunday at 7pm EST.

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Reel Faith (12/12)

Tune in Sunday, December 12 at 7pm EST for another episode of “Reel Faith.” Reviewed this week: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Love and Other Drugs and The King’s Speech, plus Fantasia and NET Pcik of the Week. Watch online!

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UPDATE: “Reel Faith”: The Advent/Christmas edition!

A belated announcement that “Reel Faith” is back for 5 weeks only, starting last Sunday. Now airing on Sundays at 7pm, the mini-season runs through December 26.

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Reel Faith (8/27)

If you missed last week’s episode of “Reel Faith,” now’s the time to catch it on the website.

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Reel Faith (8/20)

Just a reminder that the latest episode of “Reel Faith” airs tonight, 8/20, at 8:30pm EDT on NET TV (watch online).

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Reel Faith (8/13)

Just a belated reminder that the latest episode of “Reel Faith” airs tonight, 8/13, at 8:30pm EDT on NET TV (watch online).

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Reel Faith (8/6)

Just a reminder that the latest episode of “Reel Faith” airs this Friday, 8/6, at 8:30pm EDT on NET TV (watch online).

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Reel Faith (7/22)

Tune in Friday, July 22 at 8:30pm EDT for another episode of “Reel Faith.” Reviewed this week: Salt, Predators and Ramona and Beezus, plus Rossellini’s Open City and comments about Creation.

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Reel Faith: 7/16 episode available online

Just a quick note that Friday’s episode of “Reel Faith” is now available at the show’s website. This is our sixth episode, and I think we’ve started to hit our stride. If you missed the broadcast on Friday, check it out online!

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On the Air: Catholic Answers Live & Reel Faith!

This Friday I’ll be doing an hour of “Catholic Answers Live” with Patrick Coffin and co-hosting the latest episode of “Reel Faith” with David DiCerto! In both venues we’ll be discussing the latest movies: Inception, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Despicable Me.

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“Reel Faith” Update

Yesterday I taped the fourth episode of Reel Faith with David DiCerto. We discussed Knight and Day, Grown Ups, and Jonah Hex, as well as the documentary Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders. It airs tomorrow, Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm. As usual, you can watch it online at the show’s website, either when it airs or anytime over the next week.