It’s Halloween season, so you know what that means, don’t you? Exactly. It’s time for wholesome, family friendly films at the movie theater! Wait, what? That doesn’t seem right. That’s what we get, though, as this week’s review for Aleteia is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” The film is something of a throwback to the days when Dean Jones used to appear in every other movie Disney released, and I for one kind of appreciate that.
But still, it’s Halloween, so if you’d like something more befitting the season, why not stop by Thomas L. McDonald’s place where has a new series going on about ghosts and the early church.
And, since witches and Halloween kind of go together, at least where the people selling decorations are concerned, why not revisit one of the most famous movie witches of all as Nick Alexander ponders a few gospel lessons from “The Wizard of Oz.”
If you prefer something a little bit more recent, Catholic Skywalker has you covered as he takes a look at the latest YA novel turned movie, “The Maze Runner”.
Carl E. Olson from The Catholic World Report has also dropped by the theaters to see the reboot of “Left Behind” starring Nick Cage and declares it to be the worst rapture movie ever made.
Meanwhile, Jason Dietz over at Non-Modern has decided to stay home and rent the Dean Koontz adaptation, “Odd Thomas.”
And finally, just because I’m not above shamelessly promoting myself, we’re still spinning tunes over at my new blog, The Jukebox Hero Hymnal. The latest additions are Lord Give Me A Sign by DMX and When The Man Comes Around by Johnny Cash.
Happy reading. See you next time.