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The Sun Is Also a Star
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in a scene from the movie
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton star in a scene from the movie "The Sun Is Also a Star." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III – adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 – parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. (CNS photo/Warner/Bros
NEW YORK – The easily identifiable purpose of the adolescent romance "The Sun Is Also a Star" (Warner Bros.) is to make teenage girls swoon by presenting them with the beau ideal of a beau. More ...
Friday, May 17, 2019

Author to speak in Princeton parish about women in Church
St. Paul Parish, Princeton, will host St. Joseph Sister Christine Schenk May 22 for a 7 p.m. talk on her book “Crispina and Her Sisters: Women and Authority in Early Christianity.” More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Through poetry, priest takes readers on various life journeys
When asked what drew him to the priesthood, Msgr. Ricardo Gonzalez Pereira replies, “My intention was to teach people how to love God. I always taught, ‘Always believe that God loves you.’” More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Hustle has outdated elements in plot, humor efforts
 "The Hustle" (MGM) suffers from being a mechanical ride, punctuated by occasional attempts at crass humor, through a plot based on outdated notions of cleverness and sophistication.  More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Poms gives nod to abilities of elderly
NEW YORK – Moviegoers turning to the senior-themed comedy "Poms" (STX) in the hope of being treated to the kind of zingy dialogue and amusing antics that made the NBC sitcom “The Golden Girls” so popular will come away sadly disappointed. More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Hesburgh an educational look at priest's involvement in 'tumultuous times'
NEW YORK  – There was a time in the 1970s when Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh (1917-2015) seemed to be ubiquitous.  More ...
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
'Grace Abides' concert in Spring Lake to feature 16th-century composer's work

St. Catharine-St. Margaret Parish, Spring Lake, will host the Caritas Chamber Chorale May 19. The concert’s framework is Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina’s “Missa Brevis,” with each movement followed by a contemporary choral piece. All is sung a cappella.

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Pokemon Detective Pikachu, has unique, appealing elements
NEW YORK – Devotees of the global media juggernaut that takes its name from the Japanese for pocket monsters will no doubt welcome "Pokemon Detective Pikachu" (Warner Bros.), More ...
Friday, May 10, 2019
Tolkien truly reflects young author's life experiences
NEW YORK – By turns lyrical and moving, "Tolkien" (Fox Searchlight) is a sophisticated profile of the future novelist's youth that succeeds on a number of levels. More ...
Friday, May 10, 2019
UglyDolls teaches about uniqueness of flaws
NEW YORK – "UglyDolls" (STX) call to mind that age-old saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." More ...
Monday, May 6, 2019
Mary Magdalene is a movie that does not totally reflect life of saint
NEW YORK – Director Garth Davis' "Mary Magdalene" (Focus) is a respectful but off-key profile of the biblical saint (Rooney Mara) that gets a few things right but many wrong. More ...
Friday, April 26, 2019
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is appealing for all age levels
NEW YORK – Whether for veteran fans of Lego or young children just getting started, "The Lego Movie 2 Videogame" (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) is a wholesome pleasure to play. More ...
Friday, April 26, 2019
Avengers: Endgame focuses on action, fighting evil
NEW YORK – Aficionados of the Marvel Comics universe are likely to be thrilled by the sweeping epic "Avengers: Endgame" (Disney). More ...
Friday, April 26, 2019



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