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Pair who were in Benghazi say they felt God’s protection in firefight

Pair who were in Benghazi say they felt God’s protection in firefight

| Mark Pattison | January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Not only are there no atheists in foxholes, but some of the denominational differences seem to disappear, too, once you’re under heavy fire.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

| John P. McCarthy | December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

With “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, the most popular series in film history resurfaces after a 10-year hiatus.

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Spotlight

Spotlight

| John Mulderig | November 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

The clergy abuse-themed drama “Spotlight” is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely.

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Fantastic Four: A glum sci-fi flick mainly for adults

Fantastic Four: A glum sci-fi flick mainly for adults

| John Mulderig | August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The misfortunes of its principal characters become mildly miserable for the audience of the glum sci-fi adventure “Fantastic Four.”

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Avengers: Age of Ultron

| John Mulderig | April 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

The seemingly ever-expanding media universe centered on Marvel Comics spawns yet another property with the arrival of the so-so sequel “Avengers: Age of Ultron.”

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Boyhood

Boyhood

| Joseph McAleer | January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

To describe “Boyhood” as unique is to underestimate a film that was shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years.

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Selma

Selma

| John Mulderig | January 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Arriving on screens almost precisely 50 years after the events it portrays unfolded, director Ava DuVernay’s fact-based drama “Selma” compellingly recreates a crucial battle in the long struggle for African-American equality.

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Unbroken

Unbroken

| John Mulderig | December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Positive values permeate the inspirational fact-based drama “Unbroken.” Despite its admirable qualities, however, the film also represents something of a missed opportunity.

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

| Joseph McAleer | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

All creatures great and small, including some long-dead humans, spring to life when the sun goes down in “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”, the third film in the popular franchise.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

| John Mulderig | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

With “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”, director Peter Jackson’s trilogy of films based on Catholic writer J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 fantasy novel “The Hobbit, or There and Back Again” reaches a rousing finale.

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Into the Woods

Into the Woods

| Joseph McAleer | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Despite its fairy-tale roots, and Christmas Day release date, “Into the Woods” is an inappropriate choice for youthful moviegoers.

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Annie

Annie

| Joseph McAleer | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

The you-know-what will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar, in “Annie.” It’s an exuberant adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical — which previously became a 1982 film — about the little orphan with big dreams.

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