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My Little Pony: The Movie
Animated characters appear in the movie
Animated characters appear in the movie "My Little Pony: The Movie.” The Catholic News Service classification is A-I, general patronage. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG, parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS)
NEW YORK -- Looking for an instant sugar rush but don't want all those empty calories? Saddle up and lasso "My Little Pony: The Movie" (Lionsgate), a super-sweet animated musical featuring those candy-colored Hasbro toys. More ...
Monday, October 9, 2017

New film tells true story of how stray dog turned family's life around
BALTIMORE -- For a lot of people, surviving getting struck by lightning might be enough to change their life. More ...
Friday, October 6, 2017
NEW YORK  -- Far from heavenly, but not exactly hellish either, the tepid afterlife-focused thriller "Flatliners" (Columbia) is more like a visit to limbo. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
American Made
NEW YORK -- "American Made" (Universal), the wild, fact-based story of airline pilot-turned-gun-runner Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), is far too turbulent for youngsters and even too bumpy for most of their elders. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
'Til Death Do Us Part'
NEW YORK – "'Til Death Do Us Part" (Novus) takes a deep dive into the shallow end of the melodrama pool with predictable results. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
On TV or at the movies, the water's fine to dive into 'Swim Team'
NEW YORK -- In the moving documentary "Swim Team," filmmaker Lara Stolman examines the positive influence sports competition can have on the lives of young people affected by autism. More ...
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Battle of the Sexes
NEW YORK -- The early 1970s in all its revanchist sexism, double-knit-fabric garishness and choking cigarette smoke is the setting of the coming-of-age story that is "Battle of the Sexes" (Fox Searchlight). More ...
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Little Italy comes to Lawrenceville for live broadcast of Feast of San Gennaro

It may not have been a trattoria on Little Italy’s Mulberry Street, but with a Mediterranean-style garden framing its entrance and an interior décor reminiscent of osterias in Rome, Leonardo’s II Italian restaurant in Lawrenceville seemed just the place for a live broadcast of “All Things Italian.”


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Friday, September 29, 2017
A Question of Faith
NEW YORK -- As with so many of its forerunners in the religious message movie genre, the sober drama "A Question of Faith" (Pure Flix) seems better suited to preach to the choir than to attract the indifferent or the merely curious. More ...
Friday, September 29, 2017
The Lego Ninjago Movie
NEW YORK -- Third time lucky? Not for the Lego screen franchise, alas. More ...
Friday, September 22, 2017
Clinic for uninsured immigrants focus of HBO film
In an attempt to shed light on the difficulty undocumented immigrants face in obtaining access to affordable health care, HBO is airing the documentary “Clínica de Migrantes,” beginning Sept. 25. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
American Assassin
NEW YORK -- The award for the most obvious film title of the year goes to "American Assassin" (CBS Films), an action thriller about -- you guessed it -- a professional killer from the United States, specifically Rhode Island. More ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Celebrate San Gennaro Feast with live Catholic radio broadcast at Leonardo's II restaurant

Italian food and Catholic traditions will meet Sept. 22 at Leonardo’s II in Lawrenceville, where Catholic radio apostolate Domestic Church Media will broadcast its TGI Friday LIVE show from 4 to 6 p.m.

Msgr. Sam A. Sirianni, pastor of St. Robert Bellarmine Co-Cathedral, Freehold, will be a special guest speaker during the broadcast. He will speak about Italian saints and their feasts, Italian festivals and food.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

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