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The House with a Clock in its Walls

  THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS: Starring Cate Blanchett, Jack Black, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Owen Vaccaro. Directed by Eli Roth. Rated PG (Mild supernatural themes and violence, some scary scenes). Running time: 104 minutes By Arnie Hurdoyal A RETURN of the old kid horror formula, The House with a Clock in Its Walls pitches well to its ... Read More »

Christopher Robin

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN: Starring Ewan McGregor, HAylet Atwell, Brad Garrett, Peter Capaldi, Toby Jones, Chris O’Dowd. Directed by mark Forster. Rated PG. Running time: 104 minutes. By Arnie Hurdoyal AN “adult” film illustrated by child-like figures, Christopher Robin is fairly straight-forward in its messages but substantial nonetheless, especially for those who may have forgotten the simplest truths amidst life’s hustle and ... Read More »

The Merger

THE MERGER: Starring Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard, Fayssal Bazzi. Directed by Mark Grentell. Rated M (Coarse language). Running time: 103 minutes By Arnie Hurdoyal THERE seems to be a new excitement going around in the past couple of years when it comes to Australian-made motion pictures being released thanks to a new wave of quality films such as ... Read More »

The Battle Against Evil Continues

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Alex Baldwin Running time: 147minutes   THERE seems to be no signs of stopping for evergreen superstar Tom Cruise and the now 22-year-old franchise that is Mission: Impossible. Originally a television series aired from the late ’60s to ... Read More »

Never a Dull Moment with Heroes

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR: Starring Robert Downey Jnr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo. Rated M (Fantasy themes and violence) 156 minutes. WITH such heavy anticipation and expectation, Marvel Studios delivers again with an astounding culmination of a 10-year lead-up. Avengers: Infinity Wars goes straight to the deep end, breaking the rules. ... Read More »

Mary’s Strength of Heart Shines

MARY MAGDALENE: Starring Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim. Directed by Garth Davis. Rated M (Mature themes) 120 minutes AFTER the new light shed on the misconceptions of the person of Mary of Magdala comes a film that takes us on a pensive journey, of following the calling placed on one’s heart, to step out of the ordinary ... Read More »

A Joyous Journey of the Heart

FINDING YOUR FEET: Starring Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Rated M (Coarse language) 111 mins. WE all deserve a second chance in life, don’t we? Whether that means giving someone else a second chance by forgiving them for their mistakes or giving yourself a second chance at discovering who you truly are. Directed ... Read More »

What Brisbane Catholics are reading this summer

Whether holidays are the one time of the year you can do some serious reading or you are looking for a good thriller to take to the beach, several Brisbane Catholics have a recommendation to fit the bill, from travel to memoir, and crime fiction, books about saints to papal documents. Pam Betts, Brisbane Catholic Education, executive director Dear Pope Francis: ... Read More »

Breathe a testament to true love in the context of marriage

INSPIRATIONAL and emotionally heavy, Breathe demonstrates what the power of hope can achieve in one’s life, even when confronted by great challenges. Set in the 1950s, Robin Cavendish (Andrew Garfield) is an exuberant young man in his late 20s. After having spent seven years in the army as a rifleman he decides to enter into a tea-brokering business with a ... Read More »

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