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Terror turns into tedium

THE GALLOWS: Starring Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Travis Cluff. Directed by Travis Cluff. Rated M (Supernatural themes and violence) 81 minutes. By John Mulderig AS if the average high school weren’t a scary enough venue already, “The Gallows” adds a ghost to the mix. Though little blood flows as this noose-toting spectre stalks the locker-lined halls, ... Read More »

Little ones in show of virtue

MINIONS: Starring Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Steve Coogan, Michael Keaton, Steve Carell, Geoffrey Rush. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Rated PG (Mild animated violence) 91 minutes By John Mulderig FILLET it how you will, “Minions” is a rare treat. This bright 3D animated comedy traces the history of the yellow, capsule-shaped creatures whose endearing presence in the background ... Read More »

WIN – Celtic Woman

The Catholic Leader is giving away a double gold pass to see Celtic Woman at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 12, plus two copies of the album Decade for runners-up, thanks to Nine Live. Click here to read our review of Decade. For tour dates and ticketing details visit www.ticketek.com.au. How to enter For your chance to win, simply send an ... Read More »

Motivation for evangelisation through song

FREE AT LAST (album)Steph Unger  By BJ Perrett STEPH Unger never fails to inspire the Christian spirit into prayerful toe-tapping, especially on her new album Free at Last. Motivated by the portrayal of young people, especially teenage girls in music, Unger has worked to create music that is both enjoyable to listen to and incorporates appropriate Christian lyrics. Her choice ... Read More »

Decade of Irish favourites for Brisbane fans

IRISH musical ensemble Celtic Woman has released a 4-CD set containing a definitive collection of songs recorded and performed during their 10-year career. The set, aptly titled “Decade”, kicks off with Celtic Woman’s unique covers of popular songs, blending elements of Irish musical tradition with familiar contemporary tunes. The collection continues with dramatic pieces performed during the group’s stage shows, ... Read More »

Winding the clock back

TERMINATOR: GENISYS: Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Lee Byung-hun. Directed by Alan Taylor. Rated M (Science fiction violence and infrequent coarse language). 126 minutes By John Mulderig ANY movie plot that hangs on the ability of an adult character to journey into the past to give vital advice to himself as a child is bound to ... Read More »

Following Jesus Christ to become poor

CANDLES IN THE DARK: THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF FR RICHARD HO LUNG AND THE MISSIONARIES OF THE POORJoseph Pearce; St Benedict Press, 2013. Reviewed by Emilie Ng RADICAL poverty became Jamaican priest Fr Richard Ho Lung’s doorway into a life of incredible suffering, but also made him “the happiest man on earth”. The authorised biography of this “ghetto priest” and ... Read More »

Feel the love on inside

INSIDE OUT: Starring Kaitlyn Dias, Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Bill Hader. Directed by Pete Docter. Rated PG (Mild themes) 102 minutes By John Mulderig WHILE the tiniest film fans might be put off by the peril in which its characters occasionally find themselves, the splendid comedy “Inside Out” offers all others outstanding entertainment founded on strong ... Read More »

Anniversary gives rise to inspiring stories

EMMANUEL COMMUNITY: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS 1975-2015, ‘Memories of the Journey’; Emmanuel Community; 2015.  Reviewed by Barbara Flynn TWO years were spent researching records and collating photographs and time-sequenced stories and memoirs in order to preserve the story to the present of the first 40 years of Emmanuel Catholic Charismatic Covenant Community founded in Brisbane in 1975. Forty years of Emmanuel ... Read More »

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