Rating: R Stars: Russell Crowe, Daniel Zovatto, Alex Essoe, Franco Nero, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney, Laurel Marsden, Cornell John, Ryan O’Grady Writers: Michael Petroni and Evan Spiliotopoulos, story by R. Dean McCreary & Chester Hastings and Jeff Katz, based on the books AN EXORCIST TELLS HIS STORY and AN EXORCIST: MORE STORIES by Gabriele Amorth Director: Julius Avery Distributor: Sony/Screen Gems Release Date: April 14, 2023 The title of THE POPE’S EXORCIST is a bit misleading. The opening notes tell us that Father Gabriele Amorth, played here by Russell Crowe, served as the official exorcist for the Vatican from 1986 through 2016, […]Read On »
The World Premiere of New Line Cinema’s THE RITE was held Wednesday, January 26th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. THE RITE is inspired by a true story and based on the book THE MODERN DAY EXORCIST by Matt Baglio. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Arianna Veronesi, Torrey DeVitto, Marija Karan, Father Gary Thomas, Marta Gastini, Mikael Hafstrom (Director), Michael Petroni (Writer), and Matt Baglio (Author). Joining them were guests, which included: Charlotte Ross, Marley Shelton, Oscar Nunez, Chi McBride, Connie Britton, Carla Gugino, Carla Ortiz, […]Read On »
For those who take the pace, wit and generally immersive atmosphere of the HARRY POTTER films for granted, THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: VOYAGE OF THE DAWN TREADER is the latest example of the fact that making family-friendly fantasy is not as easy as it looks. The third of the films based on C.S. Lewis’ CHRONICLES OF NARNIA follows characters introduced in THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE and its sequel, PRINCE CASPIAN. Siblings Edmund (Skandar Keynes) and Lucy (Georgie Henley), now in their teens, are waiting out WWII at the home of their aunt and uncle; older siblings Peter and Susan are in America with their parents. Edmund and Lucy miss their days of adventure in Narnia and are coping with annoying, resentful younger cousin Eustace (Will Poulter), who can’t understand why they keep nattering on about an imaginary country. Then a painting on the wall comes to life and Edmund, Lucy and Eustace are all transported to a Narnian ocean, where they are rescued by a vessel captained by now-King Caspian (Ben Barnes). Caspian is happy to see his old friends again – he and his crew are off to find what became of seven missing lords. There’s an evil mist, a dark island, temptations and some deus ex machina up ahead.