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Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in a scene from the movie
Joseph Gordon-Levitt stars in a scene from the movie "Snowden." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.CNS photo/Open Road Films
Few figures on the contemporary scene are as controversial as Edward Snowden, the former intelligence officer who, in 2013, revealed to the press the existence of a secret National Security Agency program for the collection of mass data that he considered abusive. More ...
Friday, September 23, 2016

When the Bough Breaks

NEW YORK  -- If you recall the familiar nursery lullaby, you'll know that "When the Bough Breaks" (Screen Gems) foretells doom for both cradle and baby.

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Friday, September 23, 2016
Book, movie program turns sights to Alzheimer's disease

Working in an assisted living facility has ignited in Deacon James Casa a passion for spreading the word about Alzheimer’s disease.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Exhibit of St. Thomas More artifacts debuts at St. John Paul II shrine
WASHINGTON -- A new exhibit featuring artifacts revolving around St. Thomas More has opened at the St. John Paul II National Shrine in Washington. More ...
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
The Wild Life

NEW YORK -- Daniel Defoe is spinning in his grave.

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Friday, September 16, 2016
NEW YORK -- Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody's favorite aviator, US Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to direct him certainly sounds like a formula for high-flying success. More ...
Monday, September 12, 2016
NEW YORK -- In the "humanoid made from synthetic DNA" genre, "Morgan" (Fox) is both unoriginal and omits even an occasional reflection on what it means to have a human moral sense. More ...
Friday, September 9, 2016
The Light Between Oceans
NEW YORK -- Beginning with 1979's "The Europeans," the producer-director team of Ismail Merchant and James Ivory, whose partnership was already of 15 years standing, churned out a succession of high-quality period films. The duo's pictures were famous for their lush cinematography, all-star casts and compelling story lines, usually based on a deep, dark secret. More ...
Friday, September 2, 2016
'Concert of Remembrance' to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11

The Tim Keyes Consort, a choral and orchestral group composed of over 70 musicians from the Tri-State area, will present the afternoon's service.  Msgr. Gregory E.S. Malovetz will preside.

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
NEW YORK -- Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied pedigree that lies behind "Ben-Hur" (Paramount). More ...
Friday, August 26, 2016
Tale of 'The Innocents' inspires hope in face of evil, depravity
NEW YORK –  Luminescent, unflinchingly honest and respectful of belief, director Anne Fontaine’s drama “The Innocents” (Music Box) is a fictional story about a convent of Benedictine nuns in mid-20th-century Poland. More ...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Kubo and the Two Strings
NEW YORK -- While it uses animation to recount the fantastical adventures of a young boy, "Kubo and the Two Strings" (Focus) is not really suitable for the most youthful moviegoers. More ...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Pete's Dragon
NEW YORK -- The classic boy-and-his-dog story assumes outsized proportions in "Pete's Dragon" (Disney), a warmhearted fantasy adventure suitable for teens and their elders. More ...
Sunday, August 14, 2016

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