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Forever My Girl
Abby Ryder Fortson, Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe star in a scene from the movie
Abby Ryder Fortson, Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe star in a scene from the movie "Forever My Girl." 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/Roadside Attractions
NEW YORK -- Most of the characters in "Forever My Girl" (Roadside Attractions), a gentle adaptation of Heidi McLaughlin's romance novel about an aspiring country music star, have a song on their lips. More ...
Friday, January 19, 2018

12 Strong
NEW YORK -- True military adventures don't come any more rousing than "12 Strong" (Warner Bros.), the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a significant early victory against both the Taliban and al-Qaida in the weeks after 9/11. More ...
Friday, January 19, 2018
Hostiles
NEW YORK -- "Hostiles" (Entertainment Studios) works from the premise that not only were white soldiers in the 1890s aware of their complicity in the decades-long genocide of Native Americans, they could feel immense, paralyzing guilt about their actions. More ...
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Post

NEW YORK -- The oddest scenes in "The Post" (Fox), a nostalgic account of The Washington Post's publication of the Pentagon Papers in 1971, involve Meryl Streep as that newspaper's owner, Katharine Graham, hovering about its press and linotype rooms.

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Friday, January 12, 2018
The Commuter
NEW YORK -- If you think your trip back and forth to work is trying, consider the plight Liam Neeson finds himself in as "The Commuter" (Lionsgate). More ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Paddington 2
NEW YORK -- Unlikely as it seems, "Paddington 2" (Warner Bros.), an endearing blend of animation and live action, sends the much-loved bear of its title (voice of Ben Whishaw) to the slammer. More predictably, once imprisoned -- in a grim Victorian fortress of a jail -- he still manages to exert his trademark charm on all around him. More ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Iconography workshop to be held in St. Gregory the Great Parish
St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square, will host a workshop on “Iconography of Life – Symbolism for Prayer” after the 8:30 a.m. Mass Jan. 15 in the church. More ...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Nativity Parish to host University of Notre Dame Chorale
Nativity Parish, Fair Haven, will host the University of Notre Dame Chorale in a winter concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the church. The program will consist of rare Christmas songs, Celtic songs, and classical pieces from Liszt, Schumann, Stravinsky and Handel. More ...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Cardinal offers profound thoughts on importance of silence
The ancient psalm, "Be still and know that I am God," is a challenge in today's world of constant noise and distraction. But it is necessary if we wish to know God -- and ourselves and our purpose in this world -- fully. More ...
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Father Figures
NEW YORK -- About the funniest joke in the threadbare comedy "Father Figures" (Warner Bros.) concerns the fact that, in childhood, its two main characters -- now-grown and estranged fraternal twins Kyle (Owen Wilson) and Peter (Ed Helms) Reynolds -- had a pet cat named Chairman Meow. More ...
Saturday, December 30, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
NEW YORK -- Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing of the engrossing sci-fi epic "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" (Disney) feeling shortchanged. More ...
Friday, December 22, 2017
Downsizing
NEW YORK -- An odd combination of elements makes up the offbeat drama "Downsizing." But the residue that remains with viewers is ultimately a positive one. More ...
Friday, December 22, 2017
Young Catholic invites readers to explore church's truth, goodness
Catholic wunderkind Brandon Vogt, who joined the church in 2008, is one of the go-to spokesmen for both Catholic and secular media when they need an articulate young Catholic to interview. More ...
Friday, December 22, 2017



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