Movie Reviews

Here’s the Holy Smack Movie List! But if you prefer, here’s the Holy Smack Movie Scroll!

—Age of Adaline (2015) – Gauging the Age of Adaline

—Avengers: End Game (2019) – Avengers Against Abortion

—Beauty and the Beast (1991) – Beauty and the Beast and the Bible

—Beauty and the Beast (2017) – The Better Beauty and the Beast

—Captain America: Civil War (2016) – Civil War and Sin

—Children of Men (2006) – Cry Room Outcry!

Choose Better News (how to escape the big media bias)

—Cinderella (2015) – I Snuck Out For Cinderella

—Conjuring 2, The (2016) – The Conjuring is Conquering

—Conjuring 3, The (2021) – Conjuring and Consequence

—Crescendo (2014) – Justin Bieber, Beethoven, and their Mommies

—Cuties (2020) – Netflix Flicks Us Off

—Dark Knight Rises (2012) – The Dark Knight Fails

—Deliver Us from Evil (2014) – Sed Libera Nos a Malo

—Ex Machina (2015) – Examining Ex Machina

—Exodus (2014) – Exodus is Excusable

—Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) – The Gentleman and the Tie

—Freakonomics (2010) – Freakin Freakonomics

—Frozen (2013) – Frozen Favorites

—Godzilla (2014) – Godzilla and the True God

—Hacksaw Ridge (2016) – I Saw Hacksaw

—Heaven is For Real (2014) – “Heaven Is for Real” Made Me Cry… a little

—Hidden Figures (2016) – Figuring Hidden Figures

—I Am Legend (2007) – Zombie Theology

—I Am Mother (2019) – Netflix is Anti-Abortion

—Interstellar (2014) – Interpreting Interstellar

—Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) – Kubo and the Two Stings

—La La Land (2016) – I Love La La Land

—Legend of Korra (2012) – The Avatar and the Pope and the Passion

—Legend of Korra (2014) – Closing Thoughts on Korra

—Lego Movie (2014) – Lego Movie Theology

—Light Between Oceans, The (2016) – I Saw The Light Between Oceans

—Little Mermaid, The (1989) – The Little Mermaid’s Original Sin

—This is Life with Lisa Ling (CNN, 2014) – Lisa Ling Visited and Made a Documentary

—Lucy (2014) – A Look-See at Lucy

—Maleficent (2014) – Malice and Maleficence

Movies Are Nonrefundable (which movies to watch and why, and how to get the most out of your movie ticket)

Movies for an Intense Lent (serious films for serious reflection)

—Noah (2014) – UPDATED: Getting to Know “Noah”

—The Nun (2018) – Mary Points the Way

—Revenant, The (2015) – Reviewing the Revenant

—Risen (2016) – Risen to the Occasion

—Room (2015) – make room for Room

—Shroud of Turin [Research and studies] – Wowed by the Shroud

—Silence (2016) – Silence is Violence

—Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1992) – The Terminator and the Immaculate Conception

—War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) – The Worthy War for the Planet of the Apes

—Wonder Woman (2017) – Wonder Woman’s Weakness

—X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) – X-Men: Days of Future Past, now with Catholic Symbols!

—X-Men: First Class (2011) – Professor-X is a Priest!

—Young Messiah, The (2016) – The Young Messiah