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Batman Ninja
This is a scene from the movie
This is a scene from the movie "Batman Ninja." 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/Warner Home Entertainment
NEW YORK -- Superhero fans who rent or buy "Batman Ninja" (Warner Home Entertainment), the latest direct-to-video effort from DC Comics, should brace themselves. Chances are, it'll turn out to be unlike any movie of the genre they've ever seen. More ...
Friday, May 25, 2018

'Babette' holds potential as feast for churches, schools

Those who treasure “Babette’s Feast,” the 1987 film in which mercy and truth meet in a sacramental way at the dinner table, will be happy to know this beloved tale is about to experience yet another incarnation.

From its beginnings as one of Isak Dinesen’s classic short stories, to the movie that earned Denmark its first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, to the play that garnered rave reviews in its recent, all-to-brief Off-Broadway run, this simple story has inspired and enchanted those who encounter it.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018
First Reformed
NEW YORK  -- "First Reformed" (A24) has quite a bit to say about religious belief, environmentalism, grieving, alienation, rage, the power of love and the corruption of religion by money and power. More ...
Friday, May 18, 2018
Capital Singers to perform June 3 in Trenton
The Capital Singers of Trenton will present “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing,” a concert featuring the debut performance of conductor Vinroy D. Brown, at 4 p.m. June 3 in Sacred Heart Church, 343 S. Broad St., Trenton. More ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Spring concert planned at Toms River parish
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Toms River, will hold a spring concert with pianist Bill O’Hara from 2 to 4 p.m. June 3 in St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish Hall, 130 Saint Maximilian Lane. More ...
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Pope Francis: A Man of His Word
NEW YORK -- Veteran filmmaker Wim Wenders respectfully profiles the current successor of St. Peter in the well-crafted, sometimes moving documentary "Pope Francis: A Man of His Word" (Focus). More ...
Friday, May 11, 2018
Media literacy and adolescents: a good fit, but it could be better
WASHINGTON -- Parents are concerned with the amount of time their children spend with media, and not knowing whether they're making the right choices. More ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Area concerts showcasing Caritas composer's works to benefit African mission school
To support its ongoing efforts to serve the poor through music, the Caritas Chamber Chorale – composed of volunteer singers from throughout Central Jersey – will present a series of concerts to benefit the Adorno Fathers’ African Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More ...
Sunday, May 6, 2018
NEW YORK -- No need to throw a lifeline to "Overboard" (MGM), a surprisingly buoyant remake of the 1987 romantic comedy. More ...
Friday, May 4, 2018
Wild West icon 'Annie Oakley' showing at Georgian Court University

Georgian Court University, Lakewood, is ringing in the spring with teatime and a show.

The historic campus’ Gould Mansion is currently open to the public with “Annie Oakley” – a performance that includes a tea luncheon as the dramatic background of the sharpshooter comes to life.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Radio host, author Jennifer Fulwiler to visit Princeton parish

St. Paul Parish, Princeton, will host “The One Beautiful Dream Tour” 7 p.m. May 14 in the spiritual center auditorium (below the church), 214 Nassau St.

Jennifer Fulwiler, writer, keynote speaker, and the host of “The Jennifer Fulwiler Show” on SiriusXM channel 129, who lives with her husband and six young children in Austin, Texas, will host the evening. 

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash
NEW YORK -- Combine familiar comic book figures with the memorable time-warp premise of 1993's "Groundhog Day," and you've got the delightful direct-to-video feature "Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash" (Warner Brothers Home Entertainment). More ...
Friday, April 27, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
NEW YORK -- Strong pro-life values are embedded in the towering, richly complex Marvel Comics-based adventure "Avengers: Infinity War" (Disney). More ...
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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