BLUES BROTHERS Wins Vatican Approval

As The Blues Brothers celebrated the 30th anniversary of its release this week, it received a rather unexpected accolade when the Vatican’s official newspaper L’Osservatore Romano named the film as a “Catholic classic,” recommending it for viewing by Catholics everywhere.

Being raised Catholic myself, I have a built-in hesitancy when it comes to questioning what the Vatican states, but I have to wonder how the John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd-starring film wound up on a list of films good for Catholics with the likes of Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life, Zeffirelli’s Jesus Of Nazareth, DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, Flemming’s Joan Of Arc and Gibson’s The Passion Of The Christ. I guess if you’re raising money to help keep an orphanage open you can cause millions of dollars in property damages, numerous multiple vehicle car accidents and break dozens of laws as long as you can claim you’re on a “mission from God.”

Via Hollywood Reporter.

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June 18, 2010 2:36 pm

This is all very exciting but where is William with the new releases? How can I plan my cinema going weekend without the wit and insight of FBOL’s crack reporting?

William Gatevackes
June 20, 2010 6:42 pm

Wow! A fan! Gosh! I don’t know how to react!

Yeah, the new releases should have been up before this post hit, so I’m not sure what happened there, Tom.