A movie called "The Rite" came out recently. It's about exorcism, and the movie has gotten mixed reviews. I think that most of the people who didn't like it were disappointed that it wasn't a horror movie, like they expected.
Most of the people here at the seminary liked it, because it's pro-Catholic. I haven't seen the movie myself, and I don't think I will, because I personally know the priest the movie is based on. I actually lived with him last summer, and I feel kind of weird seeing a movie that's based off my boss.
Of course, they changed some things for the movie. They gave him a different name, and they made him 20-30 years younger (typical Hollywood decision). And they gave him a faith crisis, just to make things more interesting. But still, I think I'd have a hard time watching the movie and not thinking of the character as the man I lived with for three months.
Exorcism is a topic that people are very interested in, but it's misunderstood. Actual demonic possession, which is the type you see in exorcist movies, is very rare. That happens less than 1% of the time, about once a year in our diocese. Most of the work that Father ------ does as an exorcist involves counseling people and praying with them. In fact, he is fond of saying, "The last thing an exorcist does is perform an exorcism".