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A United Kingdom
Rosamund Pike, Madison Manowe and David Oyelowo star in a scene from the movie
Rosamund Pike, Madison Manowe and David Oyelowo star in a scene from the movie "A United Kingdom." 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/Fox
NEW YORK -- The historical drama "A United Kingdom" (Fox Searchlight) tells the story of Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), an African royal who faced down mid-20th-century racial prejudice to marry Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white office worker he met in post-World War II London. More ...
Friday, March 17, 2017

RBC to present Cinderella
The Red Bank Catholic Schools Performing Arts Department will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella March 23, 24, and 25 at 7 p.m. and March 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. at 112 Broad Street. More ...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Kong: Skull Island
NEW YORK -- With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread -- an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience -- "Kong: Skull Island" (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie.  More ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
DYC carpool karaoke video goes viral
Since a Carpool Karaoke video featuring the Trenton Diocese’s shepherd was posted in late January, the video has received more than 15,300 views.  More ...
Friday, March 10, 2017
The Shack

NEW YORK -- "The Shack" (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine's screen version of William Paul Young's best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil from a Christian perspective. As such, it will be welcomed by believers.

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Rock Dog
NEW YORK -- "You ain't nothin' but a hound dog," Elvis Presley famously crooned six decades ago. That pretty well describes "Rock Dog" (Summit Premiere), a feeble animated comedy about a canine with unlikely musical aspirations. More ...
Friday, March 3, 2017
Before I Fall
NEW YORK -- Sound values underlie the conversion story "Before I Fall" (Open Road). But the path toward its positive conclusion takes twists and turns that will give the parents of targeted teens pause in considering whether their kids should travel it. More ...
Friday, March 3, 2017
The Great Wall
NEW YORK -- Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou's visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure "The Great Wall" (Universal). More ...
Friday, February 24, 2017
'Cell Phone Images Only' art exhibit in Stuart

In a world of rapidly evolving technology, cell phones are quickly overshadowing cameras in popularity. From the family photo to the creative image, the smartphone has become the simplest tool to capture memorable events and images of beauty.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
Caritas' sacred music concerts planned for first Lenten weekend
Coinciding with the beginning of Lent, Caritas Chamber Chorale will present “Unrelenting Love,” a series of Lenten concerts of a cappella sacred song March 4 and 5. These concerts will benefit the Adorno Fathers’ St. Francis Caracciolo Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More ...
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Lawrenceville High School presents 'The Little Mermaid' in March

Audiences will soon have the opportunity to go “under the sea” for the musical stage production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid,” presented by the performing arts department of Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville.

Cast and crew are pulling out all the stops for the spring show, with performances March 3, 4, 10 and 11, at 7:30 p.m., and March 5 at 3 p.m. To add special effects and visual depth, NDHS brought in the aspect of flying to the popular musical.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017
'Oklahoma City' documentary recalls the evil of domestic terrorism
NEW YORK -- Barak Goodman's disturbing, cautionary, yet fair-mind documentary "Oklahoma City" explores the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in the eponymous state capital April 19, 1995. More ...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
John Wick: Chapter 2
NEW YORK -- The stylized, nearly cartoonish nihilism and resulting high body count in "John Wick: Chapter 2" (Lionsgate) create most of the apparent appeal of this second drama about a professional assassin. More ...
Friday, February 17, 2017

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