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Stan & Ollie closely follows Laurel and Hardy story line.
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in a scene from the movie
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in a scene from the movie "Stan & Ollie." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II – adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG – parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.CNS photo/Sony Pictures Classics
NEW YORK – To reinforce the proposition that Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were, and still are, sacred icons of film comedy, the pitch-perfect, affectionately nostalgic "Stan & Ollie" (Sony Classics) reproduces their 1953 arrival in Cobh, Ireland, during what would be their last tour of British music halls. More ...
Friday, December 7, 2018

Festival, parish choirs to present Dec. 14 Christmas concert
The works of Camille Saint Saens and Benjamin Britten will be highlighted in the Dec. 14 Christmas concert to be presented by the music ministry of St. Anthony of Padua, Red Bank. More ...
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
NEW YORK – For a film about magic, 2016's "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" was strangely lacking in enchantment. More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Video highlights collaboration among Mercer County agencies to feed hungry
Because finances are tight, it is difficult for Tina to make ends meet, and she is often unable to provide enough food for her three children. More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
NEW YORK – Well-crafted but gritty, the Chicago-set heist drama "Widows" (Fox) would be acceptable for at least a few adults if it did not ultimately send the message that, at least when the stakes are sufficiently high, the ends justify the means. More ...
Friday, November 30, 2018
Creed II has teaching moments for young people
NEW YORK – Moviegoers under 33 take note: You had yet to be born when "Rocky IV," the 1985 film that hovers in the background of the sports drama "Creed II" (MGM), was released. More ...
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
'Ralph Breaks the Internet' has messages of loyalty and forgiveness
NEW YORK – The burly demolition specialist who lent his name to 2012's "Wreck-It Ralph" returns to the big screen in the sweet animated follow-up "Ralph Breaks the Internet" (Disney). So too does the best friend he acquired in the first outing, diminutive race car driver Vanellope von Schweetz. More ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Green Book
NEW YORK –"Green Book" (Universal) opens with a singer in the Copacabana nightclub in New York belting out "That Old Black Magic." Therein lies its flaw. More ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
'Beautiful Boy': Aspects will resonate with those in addiction crisis
NEW YORK – What “Beautiful Boy” (Amazon) captures best about the raw pain of drug dependency is the sheer randomness of it. Addiction is not only a moral failing, it happens in what used to be called “the best of families.” Unfortunately, this very legitimate insight translates here into a tone of smugness. More ...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Instant Family reflects pro-family, pro-life values
NEW YORK – It's rare that a movie can reasonably be expected to accomplish some good in the real world. But director and co-writer Sean Anders' blend of comedy and drama, "Instant Family" (Paramount) may be the exception. More ...
Friday, November 16, 2018
The Girl in the Spider's Web
NEW YORK – Claire Foy, celebrated for her recent portrayal of the young Elizabeth II on the Netflix series "The Crown," takes on a similarly named but much less stately persona as the title character in "The Girl in the Spider's Web" (Columbia). More ...
Friday, November 16, 2018
Capital Singers to perform Winter Songs concert Dec. 2
Capital Singers of Trenton will present Winter Songs XII – Songs of the Season, Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, Trenton.  More ...
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Immaculata Symphony to present annual Christmas concert
The Immaculata Symphony will hold its annual Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 in Alumnae Hall on Immaculata University’s campus. More ...
Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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