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Early Man — A-II (PG)

Early Man — A-II (PG)

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with “Early Man.”

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Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Though the mayhem on screen, which ranges from hand-to-hand combat to a high-flying, high-tech dogfight, is treated with restraint, touches of vulgarity may give some parents of older teens pause. Weighing on the other side of the scale, however, is the racial empowerment that drives the narrative and the significant themes the film tackles in a thoughtful way.

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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The spotlight shines brightly on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” a historical drama about political leadership and backroom intrigue during a pivotal moment of World War II.

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Movie review: ’12 Strong’

Movie review: ’12 Strong’

| January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

True military adventures don’t come any more rousing than “12 Strong,” the story of a tiny Special Forces unit that won a significant early victory against both the Taliban and al-Qaida in the weeks after 9/11.

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Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

Catholic swimmer Katie Ledecky named AP Female Athlete of the Year

| Kelly Sankowski | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Associated Press named Katie Ledecky the Female Athlete of the Year Dec. 26, after balloting by U.S. editors and news directors.

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Young Edmundite priests’ goal is to evangelize with their YouTube show

Young Edmundite priests’ goal is to evangelize with their YouTube show

| Cori Fugere Urban | December 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

Father Lino Oropeza is a fan of technology.

He worked in information technology in his native Venezuela before becoming a priest of the Society of St. Edmund, based at St. Michael’s College in Colchester. So, it seems natural that he would come up with an idea to combine technology and education about the Catholic faith.

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Making wax figures of Jesus for mangers

Making wax figures of Jesus for mangers

| Francois Gloutnay | December 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

For sculptor Sylvette Chanel, Advent is the busiest time of the year. She is among the few people left who keeps alive the ancient New France craft of making and repairing wax Jesus figures for Nativity scenes.

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‘This Is Us,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ top viewing choices for people of faith

‘This Is Us,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ top viewing choices for people of faith

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

It’s probably no surprise that people who go to church watch TV.

What may be a surprise are their prime-time favorites.

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Downsizing

Downsizing

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

An odd combination of elements makes up the offbeat drama “Downsizing.” But the residue that remains with viewers is ultimately a positive one.

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‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

‘The Sultan and the Saint,’ Dec. 26, PBS

| Chris Byrd | December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scores of books and films were produced about St. Francis of Assisi prior to Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio’s 2013 election as pope, the first one to take the name Pope Francis.

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Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3

| December 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The third time’s not a charm for “Pitch Perfect 3,” a discordant and exceedingly unfunny musical comedy.

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Director makes vocation, faith ‘The Star’ of Christmas movie

Director makes vocation, faith ‘The Star’ of Christmas movie

| Michael Brown | December 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

For Tim Reckart, filmmaking started when he was growing up in Tucson, shooting amateur video death scenes using ketchup as fake blood.

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