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The Foreigner
ackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in a scene from the movie
ackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in a scene from the movie "The Foreigner." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. CNS photo/STXfilms
NEW YORK -- Jackie Chan takes a sharp turn from his typically genial screen personality to become the vengeful father of a London terrorist victim in "The Foreigner" (STX). More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Same Kind of Different as Me
NEW YORK -- Viewers committed to scriptural values will be inclined to cut the good-hearted but uneven drama "Same Kind of Different as Me" (Paramount) some slack. More ...
Friday, October 20, 2017
Documentary to chronicle area pilgrims on 60-mile trek
A pilgrimage can be an intense and rejuvenating faith experience, and pilgrims embark upon such a journey with any number of inspirations. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Philly Pops concert benefits St. Lawrence Rehab/Morris Hall residents
The annual Philly POPS fundraising concert drew an ample crowd Oct. 7, including Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., and Father Michael Wallack, priest secretary to the Bishop, all in the name of care for patients and residents of St. Lawrence Rehabilitation Center and Morris Hall, Lawrenceville. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Blade Runner 2049
NEW YORK -- Misogyny hangs over "Blade Runner 2049" (Warner Bros.) as blithely as the thick yellow fog of the post-apocalyptic Los Angeles it portrays. More ...
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Only the Brave
NEW YORK  -- The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in "Only the Brave" (Columbia). More ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
My Little Pony: The Movie
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

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