USCCB Movie Reviews
The above link will connect you to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop's movie and video reviews. They contain a brief overview of many movies with the USCCB's classification and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating. They may have a comment on any inappropriate language or violence in the film.
You may also want to check out the Catholic News Service capsule movie reviews.
Sunday Afternoon Live
MADISON -- Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem welcomes Michael and Kyung Kim on piano Sunday, May 11, at 12:30 p.m. in Brittingham Gallery III.
Both are Lawrence Conservatory faculty members. The husband and wife duo will play solo music of Beethoven, Bach-Busoni, Liszt, and Scriabin. They will join forces to play piano four hands work of Dvorak and Brahms.
This concert concludes this year's season. The 2003-2004 season of Sunday Afternoon Live from the Elvehjem will begin again in September of 2003. There will be a reception after this performance; a free docent-led tour of the Elvehjem Museum begins at 2 p.m.
The series, hosted by music commentator Lori Skelton, is broadcast live on Wisconsin Public Radio stations, including WERN, 88.7, Madison.
Theater Bus plans trip
MADISON -- Theater Bus for people over 60 is planning a trip to the Heartland Festival at UW-Platteville to view The Foreigners, a comedy depicting two friends in funny situations at a Georgia fishing lodge, on Sunday, June 15.
Transportation and a buffet brunch at the Timbers Restaurant are included in the cost of $48. Call 608-257-0003 for reservations before the May 22 deadline.
TV Programs of Note
Following are some theatrical movies and television programs of note. This information is being provided to assist people in making viewing choices.
Monday-Friday, 2:30 p.m., Inspiration Channel (cable) -- Catholic Mass.
Monday-Sunday, 7 a.m., 11:10 a.m., 6 p.m., 11 p.m., EWTN (cable) -- Daily Mass. No 6 p.m. showing on Sunday.
Friday, May 9, 3:30 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- House of Mary of Nazareth: Loreto's Mystery. Repeats 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 7 a.m., WISC (CBS) -- Mass. Celebrated by Msgr. Thomas Campion, sponsored by Apostolate to the Handicapped.
Sunday, May 11, 11 a.m., EWTN (cable) -- Mother's Day Mass from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Baltimore, Md.) Repeats 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 11, 6 p.m., WKOW (ABC) -- E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Ugly-duckling fable in which a boy (Henry Thomas) befriends a stranded alien creature from outer space and helps him return to his home. Director Steven Spielberg fashions an inspiring image of youthful innocence and courage in a story that some may find overly sentimental. Nevertheless, the childlike fantasy conveys some genuine emotion and a message of trust and peace that the family might enjoy sharing. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification of the theatrical version was A-I - general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating was PG - parental guidance suggested.
Wednesdays, May 14 and 21, 8 p.m., WHA (PBS) -- Kingdom of David. This impressive four-hour, two-part documentary tells the story of how a ragtag confederation of nomadic tribes called the Israelites forged a nation and established the world's first monotheistic religion. Though containing some scholarly discussions, the program can be enjoyed by all but the youngest family members.