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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Chris Pratt stars in a scene from the movie
Chris Pratt stars in a scene from the movie "Jurassic World: Fallen 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/Universal Pictures
NEW YORK -- Apparently, it's time to check in again with everybody's favorite prehistoric era, because here comes "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (Universal). More ...
Thursday, June 21, 2018

'The Dating Project' now on DVD

“The Dating Project,” a documentary from Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures and Family Theater Productions, is now available on DVD and Digital Download from Pure Flix.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018
Incredibles 2
NEW YORK -- The first family of superheroes returns in "Incredibles 2" (Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film. More ...
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Catholic high schools triumph at annual Basie Awards

The acting and singing talents of young thespians and vocalists of Monmouth County schools earned accolades at the 13th annual Basie Awards.

Students in three Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Trenton garnered a total of 43 nominations in dramatic and musical productions and brought back 14 awards for their trophy cases.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018
Ocean's 8
NEW YORK -- What with the glitterati dressing up like all manner of churchmen and saints in connection with the exhibit "Heavenly Bodies," the Metropolitan Museum of Art's annual gala has been on the minds of many Catholics lately. More ...
Monday, June 11, 2018
Adrift
NEW YORK -- One of the intractable complications of sailing on the Pacific Ocean, we are told very early in the drama "Adrift" (STX), is that, no matter how skilled the pilot, even on a well-appointed vessel, isolation produces hallucinations. More ...
Friday, June 8, 2018
Won't You Be My Neighbor?
NEW YORK -- First off, to answer everyone's question about "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (Focus), the cheerful and reverent documentary about Fred Rogers, creator and host of the PBS stalwart "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood": Will it make you cry? More ...
Friday, June 8, 2018
'1968: The Year That Changed America,' May 27-28, CNN
NEW YORK  -- Tom Hanks is among the executive producers of the sharp, involving and edifying docuseries "1968: The Year That Changed America." The four-hour CNN production debuts over two evenings: Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, 9-11 p.m. EDT each night. More ...
Thursday, May 31, 2018
'Solo: A Star Wars Story' has plenty of action, not much character
NEW YORK – Before he grew up to be Harrison Ford, intergalactic freebooter Han Solo was Alden Ehrenreich – or so at least the folks behind "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (Disney), the pleasing but insubstantial latest addition to the blockbuster franchise, would have you believe. More ...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Area priest to discuss new Pope movie after private screening in Hamilton theater
A private screening of “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word,” the newly released documentary that highlights the Holy Father’s personal journey and his efforts to reform the Vatican and answer contemporary global questions, will be held at 6 p.m. June 14 at AMC Hamilton 24. More ...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Batman Ninja
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



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