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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation
Animated characters appear in the movie
Animated characters appear in the movie "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." 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/Sony
NEW YORK -- Like the excursion around which it's built, the animated kids' comedy "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (Sony) makes for a pleasant diversion. More ...
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Caritas Chorale to hold auditions for all singers
Caritas Chamber Chorale, an a cappella ensemble, is holding scheduled auditions this August. All voice parts are welcome, however, tenors are particularly encouraged to come forward. The chorale’s 2018-2019 season will begin with rehearsal in late August in the Bridgewater area. More ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
NEW YORK -- Way back in 1958, James Stewart's character struggled with vertigo in the Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name. But he had it easy compared to Dwayne Johnson's ex-U.S. military security expert Will Sawyer in "Skyscraper" (Universal). More ...
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Uncle Drew
NEW YORK -- NBA fans will likely appreciate the mostly harmless sports comedy "Uncle Drew" (Summit). Viewers without a passion for the game and its attendant culture may be less indulgent. More ...
Monday, July 2, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp
NEW YORK -- There's plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Disney). More ...
Monday, July 2, 2018
NEW YORK -- Aficionados of stilted dialogue in low-budget crime sagas will likely find much to savor in "Gotti" (Vertical Entertainment). More ...
Friday, June 29, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
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
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

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