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'The Angry Birds Movie 2' teaches a heartwarming moral lesson
NEW YORK – Much feathery fun is packed into "The Angry Birds Movie 2" (Sony), the latest animated installment in the franchise based on the addictive phone app. In fact, in every respect, it's far superior to, and more intelligent than, the 2016 original. More ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
'47 Meters Down: Uncaged' a jumpy follow-up
NEW YORK – There's blood in the water in the shark-themed thriller "47 Meters Down: Uncaged" (Entertainment Studios). More ...
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' is movie adults would enjoy
NEW YORK – Classic horror motifs are given fresh life in the fun chiller "Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" (Lionsgate). However, while the film is essentially a bloodless affair, other elements make it best for grownups. More ...
Friday, August 9, 2019
'Dora and the Lost City of Gold' has positive messages for young people
NEW YORK – Teenage and grown viewers will find much to cheer about in "Dora and the Lost City of Gold" (Paramount). More ...
Friday, August 9, 2019
'The Art of Racing in the Rain' contains sensitive issues
NEW YORK – "The Art of Racing in the Rain" (Fox 2000), an otherwise benign drama about a man and his dog, adapted from the novel by Garth Stein, is marred by a treatment of reincarnation that prevents endorsement of it for impressionable viewers. More ...
Friday, August 9, 2019
Filmmaker's documentary less on immigration than the 'human story'

WASHINGTON • The linchpin of Marialuisa Ernst’s upcoming documentary, “A Place of Absence,” is that, each year, about 20,000 Latin Americans migrating to the United States seem to disappear.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw' adds to popular franchise
NEW YORK – In keeping with a tested formula, barbs are traded, vehicles are raced and both fists and bullets fly in "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" (Universal), director David Leitch's stand-alone addition to the popular action franchise that started in 2001. More ...
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Family-friendly 'Children of Eden' to be staged in Lincroft
The Premier Theatre Company will present the musical “Children of Eden” Aug. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Henderson Theatre at Christian Brothers Academy, Lincroft.  More ...
Monday, July 29, 2019
Film joins boxing, religion in center of the ring
The documentary film by Virgil Films, “Ring of Faith,” powerfully portrays the link between the sport of boxing and the practice of religion.

Released July 23 on Digital HD and DVD, the film is produced by Craig Tubiolo, programming and production director at DeSales Media, and host of NET TV’s “Walk in Faith.” Tubiolo was nominated for an Emmy Award for “Ring of Faith” in the Sports Documentary Category in May. The film was also recognized at the Catholic Press Association Conference last month.
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Saturday, July 27, 2019
New documentary looks at immigrants' integration into U.S. heartland
WASHINGTON – Filmmakers Matthew McGlinn and John Altman set out to, in McGlinn’s words, “elevate the conversation” about immigration with their new documentary, “Immigrants in the Heartland: Who Are We Following?” More ...
Friday, July 26, 2019
Maryknoll priest, Marine chaplain focus of documentary
A documentary about a Maryknoll missionary priest who gave his life caring for the sick and wounded Marines during the Vietnam war will be screened Aug. 11 at the Monmouth Film Festival, Red Bank. More ...
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Caritas Chamber Chorale looking for new members

The Caritas Chamber Chorale is holding auditions for singers to join its 2019-2020 season. Auditions will be held by appointment in August. All voice parts are welcome, however tenors are particularly encouraged. Weekly rehearsals will start after Labor Day in the Warren/Bridgewater area.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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