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The Kid Who Would Be King
Louis Ashbourne Serkis stars in a scene from the movie
Louis Ashbourne Serkis stars in a scene from the movie "The Kid Who Would Be King." 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/Fox
NEW YORK – The Arthurian legend gets an inventive updating in "The Kid Who Would Be King" (Fox), a thrilling adventure that casts schoolchildren as latter-day Knights of the Round Table, destined to save the world. More ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

NEW YORK – Those willing to entertain the real-life existence of superheroes as well as those well-versed in the previous films of director M. Night Shyamalan would appear to be the target audience for his thriller "Glass" (Universal). More ...
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Replicas, a movie with an interesting yet unrealistic focus
NEW YORK – The scientist who serves as the main character of the dull sci-fi misfire "Replicas" (Entertainment Studios) has clearly failed to heed the wisdom of Motown. More ...
Monday, January 14, 2019
A Dog's Way Home
NEW YORK – Fans of 2017's "A Dog's Purpose" may be anxious to catch the quest-based adventure "A Dog's Way Home" (Columbia). Both movies are based on novels by W. Bruce Cameron (who co-wrote the current screenplay with his wife, Cathryn Michon) and canine cuteness abounds in both. More ...
Monday, January 14, 2019
Vice looks back on style, demeanor of former vice president
NEW YORK – In 2008, Oliver Stone, a director not always associated with calm and impartial reflections on recent history, helmed a biopic of George W. Bush that was neither flattering nor abusive More ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Second Act
NEW YORK – The appealing workplace comedy "Second Act" (STX) which posits that street smarts should rate at least as highly as an educational pedigree, is not so much #Metoo as #Whynotme. More ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Amid bid for 2020 Paralympics, SJV alum's story hits big screen
St. John Vianney High School alumnus Anthony Ferraro – who is legally blind – had a successful wrestling career during his time at the Holmdel institution, with 122 wins and just 16 losses. More ...
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
TV program notes - week of Jan. 6, 2019
NEW YORK  – Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 6 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available.  More ...
Friday, January 4, 2019
'Escape Room' a routine thriller
NEW YORK  – The routine thriller "Escape Room" (Columbia) may leave discerning moviegoers looking for their own means of egress. More ...
Friday, January 4, 2019
No mystery here: 'Holmes & Watson' falls flat
NEW YORK – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary detective and his doctor sidekick are given a comedic makeover in "Holmes & Watson" (Columbia). A successful result, however, is far from elementary. More ...
Friday, December 28, 2018
Winter art exhibit at Stuart invites viewers to look to future

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, is hosting a winter gallery exhibit beginning Jan. 11.

“Portals/Unfolding the Future” invites viewers to think about their local and global community and feel inspired to dream of a new world.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018
Movie reviews for your holiday break!
Going to the movies over the holidays? Check out Catholic News Service’s reviews before you head out to see if the movies you want to see are family-friendly or more suitable for adults only.

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Monday, December 24, 2018
'Welcome to Marwen' painfully unengaging
NEW YORK – The story behind the fact-based tale "Welcome to Marwen" (Universal) is a compelling one. And it provided the subject matter for "Marwencol," a highly-regarded 2010 documentary by filmmaker Jeff Malmberg. More ...
Monday, December 24, 2018

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