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The Promise
Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale star in a scene from the movie
Charlotte Le Bon and Christian Bale star in a scene from the movie "The Promise." 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/Open Road Films
NEW YORK -- The relatively little-known genocide of the Armenian people by the Ottoman Turks 100 years ago is brought into sharp focus by "The Promise" (Open Road). More ...
Friday, April 28, 2017

Phoenix Forgotten
NEW YORK -- The sci-fi-themed horror tale "Phoenix Forgotten" (Cinelou) includes little objectionable material, other than some salty language in the dialogue. Yet the lack of any positive seasoning makes this reasonably wholesome dish (for grown-ups, at least) dull to the taste. More ...
Friday, April 28, 2017
Georgian Court Community Chorale returns for spring concert
The Georgian Court Community Chorale will hold it 2017 spring concert, featuring a wide variety of both classical and popular music April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel on the Lakewood campus. More ...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Gifted
NEW YORK -- Endearing and well-acted, director Marc Webb's drama "Gifted" (Fox Searchlight) might have been a family-friendly movie. More ...
Friday, April 21, 2017
The Fate of the Furious
NEW YORK -- Grown viewers willing to kick reality to the curb will have fun with the preposterous but lively auto-themed action adventure "The Fate of the Furious" (Universal). More ...
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Fate of the Furious
NEW YORK -- Grown viewers willing to kick reality to the curb will have fun with the preposterous but lively auto-themed action adventure "The Fate of the Furious" (Universal). More ...
Friday, April 14, 2017
New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize
WASHINGTON -- "The Promise," a film dramatizing the genocide of Armenians in the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire at the outset of World War I, was two years in the making, but probably a half-century in the idea stage, according to George Winter, one of the movie's producers. More ...
Friday, April 14, 2017
The Case for Christ
NEW YORK -- Christian apologetics, the branch of theology devoted to proving the reasonableness of belief in Jesus, is almost as old as the faith itself.  More ...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Smurfs: The Lost Village
NEW YORK -- If you've always wondered, "Just what is a Smurfette?" then "Smurfs: The Lost Village" (Columbia) may be the film for you. More ...
Friday, April 7, 2017
Musical drama coming to Toms River
St. Justin the Martyr Parish, Toms River, will host the musical drama “Whom Shall I Send?” presented by the Xavier Company April 30 at 4 p.m. in the church at 975 Fischer Boulevard. More ...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Fair Haven parishioner pens story about girl who inspired a bishop
In her newly published book, “32 Days: A Story of Faith and Courage,” Ellen Lucey Prozeller of Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, brings to life the story of a Catholic peasant girl whose devotion to the Eucharist propelled her to defend her faith at great risk of persecution. More ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
'Hidden Figures,' 'Hacksaw Ridge' among Christopher Award winners
NEW YORK – The films “Hidden Figures” and “Hacksaw Ridge,” both of which were Best Picture nominees at this year’s Academy Awards, are both winners in the 68th annual Christopher Awards. More ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Chorus to finish season with Haydn's 'Creation'
The Greater South Jersey Chorus is celebrating its final concert of the season with Austrian composer Joseph Haydn’s “The Creation.” More ...
Wednesday, April 5, 2017



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