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The Secret Life of Pets 2
Max, voiced by Patton Oswalt, Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Liam, voiced by Henry Lynch, appear in the animated movie
Max, voiced by Patton Oswalt, Duke, voiced by Eric Stonestreet, and Liam, voiced by Henry Lynch, appear in the animated movie "The Secret Life of Pets 2." 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/Universal
NEW YORK – Lessons about overcoming fear and helping those in need are featured in "The Secret Life of Pets 2" (Universal). More ...
Friday, June 14, 2019

Forgiveness and hope are revealed in documentary of Charleston church shooting
NEW YORK • On June 17, 2015, a security camera captured the image of Dylann Roof walking into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He proceeded to participate in a Bible study taking place in the basement. More ...
Friday, June 14, 2019
Rocketman
NEW YORK – The musical fantasy "Rocketman" (Paramount), which recounts the early life of rock star Elton John, is a polished and generally appealing film. But it deals with its subject's homosexuality in a way that puts it at odds with scriptural values. More ...
Friday, June 14, 2019
Late Night
NEW YORK – The decidedly improbable and scattershot comedic elements of "Late Night" (Amazon) give the film the look of something that had its dents hammered out in the editing room. More ...
Friday, June 14, 2019
Dark Phoenix focuses on morals, relationships
NEW YORK – Though somber in tone, the Marvel Comics-based sci-fi adventure "Dark Phoenix" (Fox) has a fundamentally moral outlook and features a more relationship-driven story than many similar films. More ...
Friday, June 7, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum
NEW YORK – "Life is suffering," declares a character in "John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum" (Lionsgate). While that may or may not hold true as a general principle, for the two hours-plus that this slick but nasty action picture lasts it certainly seems accurate enough. More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
A Dog's Journey
NEW YORK – Bailey (voiced by Josh Gad), the beloved pet featured in 2017's "A Dog's Purpose," returns for another adventure in "A Dog's Journey" (Universal). More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Booksmart
NEW YORK – The high school romance film gets a makeover in "Booksmart" (Annapurna), and the results are not pretty. More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
'Symphony in G' set for June 15 on Princeton University campus
The Tim Keyes Consort will present “Symphony in G – Christus: The Ascendance of Light,” a program of four compositions by New Jersey composers, at 8 p.m. June 15 in Richardson Auditorium on the campus of Princeton University at 68 Nassau St. More ...
Thursday, May 30, 2019
'Aladdin' appropriate for moviegoers of various ages
NEW YORK – Though the magical tale of Aladdin is centuries old, it's probably best known to contemporary audiences through two relatively recent products of pop culture: the 1992 animated film with Robin Williams and the Broadway musical derived from it, which continues a run that began in 2014. More ...
Friday, May 24, 2019
Capital Singers of Trenton to host June 2 concert

An “Afternoon of Opera and Musical Theatre” will be presented by the Capital Singers of Trenton June 2 at 4 p.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 343 South Broad Street, Trenton.

 
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019
The Sun Is Also a Star
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



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