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‘The Keepers,’ streaming, Netflix

‘The Keepers,’ streaming, Netflix

| June 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Director Ryan White’s visually striking, atmospheric documentary series “The Keepers” examines the unsolved murder in 1969 Baltimore of popular 26-year-old Sr. Cathy Cesnik. Presented in seven one-hour installments, “The Keepers” began streaming on Netflix May 19.

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The power of TV is feared after ’13 Reasons Why’

The power of TV is feared after ’13 Reasons Why’

| May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Every so often, a TV series debuts that attracts young viewers for a lot of bad reasons.

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Snatched

Snatched

| May 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

There’s a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (Fox). There’s a kernel of goodness at the heart of the mother-daughter comedy “Snatched” (Fox). But the minority of grown viewers for whom the film is acceptable will have to wade through a veritable cesspool of bad taste to approach it.

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The Dinner

The Dinner

| May 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Dinner” (The Orchard), a trenchant morality tale about the nature of evil and mankind’s savage underpinnings, turns out to be as infuriatingly dense and labyrinthine as Dutch author Herman Koch’s 2009 novel.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

| May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Spirited sci-fi follow-up in which the hero (Chris Pratt) of the 2014 original encounters his long-lost father (Kurt Russell), a demi-god who created, and rules over, his own paradise-like planet.

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How to Be a Latin Lover

How to Be a Latin Lover

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

There are so many plot threads going in “How to Be a Latin Lover” (Pantelion), they never quite come together. Rather, the film becomes a scattershot comedy wavering uncertainly between warm family fare and a sex farce.

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The Circle

The Circle

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Confused cautionary tale about a young office worker (Emma Watson) who is thrilled when a friend (Karen Gillan) gets her a job at the world’s leading social media company (led by founders Tom Hanks and Patton Oswalt).

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Video games now have a classic genre with retro Nintendo console

Video games now have a classic genre with retro Nintendo console

| December 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The hottest video game console on the market is 30 years old.
Nintendo recently released the NES Classic Edition, a mini-version of the Nintendo Entertainment System that enjoyed wide popularity in the 1980s.

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Our Call as Catholic Citizens

Our Call as Catholic Citizens

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the U.S. bishops explain in Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship (FCFC), the challenges facing our nation are many. However, as the 2015 FCFC “Introductory Note” points out, nine areas are particularly pressing at this time.

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What is Conscience?

What is Conscience?

| October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

How to form conscience for Faithful Citizenship.

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