MOVIE UPDATE

Catalyst May Issue 1998

Hollywood’s fascination with religion continues with “The Prophecy II.” It stars Christopher Walken as the evil angel Gabriel; having been cast out of hell, Gabriel seeks to create havoc in heaven and on earth. Gabriel pursues a nurse who is to give birth to a half-angel child. The nurse is played by Jennifer Beals, of “Flashdance” fame and “Nothing Sacred” shame.

All we know about “The Proposition” is that one review said it featured “a lusty young priest.” We await the day when we spot a review about “a lusty young rabbi.”

Frank McCourt’s ruminations about things Catholic continue to interest us. But now that his best-selling book, “Angela’s Ashes,” has been picked up by Paramount Pictures, our interest has heightened. How Paramount handles this work will be fun to watch.


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Written by Bill