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Toms River man creates CD series in honor of Virgin Mary
Bill O’Hara wants to share his love of the Virgin Mary with others in the language he knows best: music. More ...
Friday, December 14, 2018

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is full of adventure on the big screen
NEW YORK – Traditionalists be warned: "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" (Columbia) has little to do with your father's Peter Parker. More ...
Friday, December 14, 2018
This Christmas, open the door to family prayer
Iceland sells more books per capita than any other nation in the world, and the vast majority is sold during Advent. More ...
Friday, December 14, 2018
Filmmaker's 'Camino' documentary finally finds home on PBS
WASHINGTON – What a long, strange trip it's been.   More ...
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Stan & Ollie closely follows Laurel and Hardy storyline
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
Widows
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



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