[quote="Sherry_G, post:10, topic:259572"]
Thanks for making your point more clearly. Just out of curiosity, what movies have you paid to go see in 2011? Any good Christian films?
[quote="havana1, post:11, topic:259572"]
The Mighty Macs - true story about Catholic high school coachWe saw it at the theater. GREAT movie.
The Muppets Most will love it, but Muppets just aren't my thing.
Soul Surfer - true story of Christian surfer incredible movie
The Way - Emilio Estevez's Catholic movie (mentioned on EWTN)
Five wonderful pro-family movies that not many people saw. Yes, Sherry, it is important to support quality films when they're in theaters. Unfortunately, not many people do - only finding out about most pro-family movies once they (the movies) end up on Redbox or Netflix. Roger Ebert's Best of 2011 does include a Catholic film with a positive portrayal of a Catholic priest - keep an eye out for it if it shows up in your neighborhood:
I was moved by "Hotel Rwanda" (2004), but not really shaken this deeply. After seeing "Kinyarwanda," I have a different kind of feeling about the genocide that took place in Rwanda in 1994. The film approaches it not as a story line but as a series of intense personal moments.
In an independent film of great emotional impact, the film's director, a Jamaican named Alrick Brown, establishes a vivid group of characters. A young couple from different tribes who are in love. The female head of a military unit trained in Uganda, hoping to bring peace. A Catholic priest. The Mufti of Rwanda. Most memorable, a small boy named Ishmael. Their personal stories are entangled in the ancient conflict between tribes, while the UN regards the genocide from afar. The title may put some people off. It is the name of the language both tribes speak, although the film is largely in English. I'm inviting "Kinyarwanda" to Ebertfest 2012.*
[Ebert's description, not mine]
And of course the straight to video movie from those wonderful guys at Veggie Tales, The Little Drummer Boy.
The best way to describe the difference between the movies that I seem to enjoy vs. the ones like Courageous. I enjoy "movies with a message, not a message with a movie."