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Offline AnneCatherine

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« on: February 11, 2013, 02:16:52 AM »
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  • We don't watch TV anymore because the advertisements are disgusting even when the show is fairly good.

    Guessing that other Catholic Christians feel this way, I was hoping to "swap" good ideas?

    Here's one I have:  I found it worthwhile to obtain the complete DVD set of "Cadfael"  in which an actual 1,000 year old monastery becomes the crime-solving arena of "Brother Cadfael," a retired soldier from the crusades (played by Sir Derek Jacobi).

    I read the mysteries as they were an english crime-solving set of books, and then was pleasantly surprised by the rendering by Sir Jacobi. One interesting thing is that the murder victim is actually treated in a humane and reverent way.  In modern shows, they just become a nameless "body-bag," while in this show they are genuinely grieved, washed, all the monks pray a funeral rite over them...and of course Brother Cadfael  earnestly goes to work and finds the killer (whom you often would not suspect!)

    * with some of the themes being "mature," I wouldn't necessarily recommend this one to young folks.  It would be a nice one to invite a more mature Catholic (or other) friend over for viewing, however... Didn't I once read here that a family was embarrassed in front of their parish priest by commercials?  Well that wouldn't happen...


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    Offline Marlelar

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    « Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 08:00:04 AM »
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  • I also enjoyed Cadfael for light entertainment.  I haven't watched the dvds for several years but it seemed to me that the "sins" were dealt with in a discreet way and there was not a lot of "flesh" on display.

    Marsha


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    « Reply #2 on: February 12, 2013, 02:26:24 AM »
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  • Quote from: Marlelar
    I also enjoyed Cadfael for light entertainment.  I haven't watched the dvds for several years but it seemed to me that the "sins" were dealt with in a discreet way and there was not a lot of "flesh" on display.

    Marsha



    Thanks for responding.  We ONLY watch DVDs and some news (w/o adverts), so the collection needs some help.  Old shows like "The Waltons," "Gomer Pyle," and " The Andy Griffith Show" are around, but I just know there's better?

    Goodnight, Marsha

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    « Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 02:42:57 AM »
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  • tried some movies from a company called   Feature Films For Families we really really love the dvd called

    The Inheritance very classy movie a must watch

    Enjoyed Inn of the Sixth Happiness an oldie Ingred Burgmen

    Also The Miracle of Marcelino the old black and white version

    Hope that helps, I love my movies but looks like tomorrow is my last day

    Your Friendly Canadian :farmer:

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    « Reply #4 on: February 12, 2013, 11:57:47 AM »
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  • The Prisoner with Alec Guiness is very good. Applicable to today too!  Some of those lines he utters...


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    « Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 12:30:12 AM »
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  • I thought the "Father Brown" series was pretty good and it's on dvd.  "The Detective" (1954) is a father brown movie and I thought that was even better, than the t.v. series.



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    « Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 02:08:01 PM »
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  • I call these "nonfastforwardables" as in, you don't have to fast forward anything.

    Watch Henry V (Kenneth Brannagh version).  Great performances by Brannagh, Brian Blessed, Paul Scofield and more.

    Can be watched completely in conscience, and is dripping with Catholic themes.

    Probably the best original score ever composed.  Tear jerking scene where Non Nobis is sung.

    Would link to favorite scenes, but don't want to spoil anything.  Some violence, so may not be appropriate for some Children

    What about Fawlty Towers?  I think that any adult could watch that in conscience.  Good brit humor.  Some of the jokes are a little mature (barely any, really) but I don't think I'd go so far as to label them as inappropriate for, say, a married couple to watch.

    Doubt is a great movie about the problems caused modernist pedophile priest.  A great and subtle study on the time right before the council.  Would not recommend to children, but fine for adults.

    A Man for All Seasons, of course.  

    As far as TV shows, it's hard for me to say.  I'm a fan of Law and Order Criminal Intent, but I must admit that it is very adult (dealing with lots of murders and some sex crimes).  Compared to most TV, there's not a whole lot to fastforward (in terms of actual flesh) but it' still very mature.  Occasionally a main character will say something that is disagreeable.  So if you want, you can check it out but I wouldn't label it as a "nonfastforwardable."

    You may benefit from this site: http://www.kids-in-mind.com/

    Lots of reviews of movies.  They are very, very thorough and decribe just exactly why something is given the rating it is given.  They rate movies according to three categories: sex, violence and language.  They also make special mentions of films that might contain religious offenses and other things that may not strictly fit into how they categorize sex, violence and language.  As far as I can tell, even if a movie has a man and wife quickly kiss on the lips, it will receive a 'one' (out of ten) in the sex category.  Like I said, they are very, very thorough.

    One warning: as they are very thorough, reading the reasoning behind a movies rating may be an occasion of sin for some.  If  a film is rated very high in the sex category, I advise against reading the review of it.

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