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BETHLEHEM, Conn. - On Hollywood's red carpet Feb. 26, the night of the 84th Academy Awards presentations, actress Michelle Williams was wearing Louis Vuitton. Cameron Diaz was wearing Victoria Beckham.

Black-habited Mother Dolores Hart, prioress of the Abbey of Regina Laudis, told reporters she was wearing the seventh-century Benedictine St. Telchilde.

"They didn't know what I was talking about," Mother Dolores said in an interview at the rural Connecticut abbey 12 days and 3,000 miles later with The Catholic Transcript, newspaper of the Hartford Archdiocese.

Catholic Movie Reviews - Bully, The Three Stooges, Titanic 3D

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This week's lead review is "Bully" a film which hasn't been short of media coverage - Lee Hirsch's look at bullying in U.S. school. We're also taking a look at the updated version of "The Three Stooges" and the "Titanic" 3-D re-release.

Catholic Movie Reviews - American Reunion, We Have a Pope, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

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Looking to catch a movie over the Easter weekend? We have reviews of three of the big new releases.

Catholic Movie Reviews - Mirror Mirror, Wrath of the Titans

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While everybody is still busy talking about The Hunger Games (read our review here), this week's two releases will provide an alternative to audiences. Wrath of the Titans is a sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans, while Mirror Mirror sees Julia Roberts playing an evil queen who steals control of a kingdom in a new adaptation of the Snow White fairy-tale.

'Hugo,' 'I Am,' 'The Way,' 'Modern Family' win Catholic group's awards

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STUDIO CITY, Calif. - The feature films "Hugo" and "The Way," the documentary "I Am" and the television sitcom "Modern Family" have been named winners of this year's Catholics in Media Awards.

The Martin Scorsese film "Hugo," the filmmaker's first feature given the 3-D treatment, is getting the Film Award from Catholics in Media Associates, sponsors of the prizes for the 19th year. "Hugo" won five Academy Awards in February.

"The Way," starring Martin Sheen and directed by his son Emilio Estevez, won the group's Board of Directors Award. Both films were made available on DVD in February.

Catholic Movie Review - The Hunger Games

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NEW YORK - Though presumably targeted -- at least in part -- at teens, the dystopian adventure "The Hunger Games" (Lionsgate) involves enough problematic content to give parents pause. Responsible oldsters will want to weigh the matter carefully before giving permission for clamoring kids to attend.

At first glance, the depressing futuristic premise of the piece -- inherited from Suzanne Collins' best-selling trilogy of novels, on the first volume of which the film is based -- makes it seem unlikely fare for a youthful audience.

In a post-apocalyptic North America, have-not youngsters from oppressed outlying districts are chosen at random to participate in the titular event, a televised survival tournament staged each year for the entertainment of the decadent elite who populate their society's luxurious capital city.

Catholic Movie Reviews - Message of pro-life 'October Baby' film hits close to home for one of its stars

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WASHINGTON - Actress Shari Rigby sat right across from her interviewer, her legs crossed. On the instep of her right foot was a tattoo of a flower. She was asked what it was.

"Her name would have been Lily," Rigby answered, "and so that's there to remind me."

She was talking about the baby she had aborted 20 years ago.

Catholic Movie Reviews - 21 Jump Street, The Deep Blue Sea & A Thousand Words

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This week's movie reviews feature the week's big release, the re-boot of the 1980s TV show 21 Jump Street, the new Eddie Murphy film and a look at Terence Davies' Deep Blue Sea.

Catholic movie reviews - John Carter & Silent House

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Planning on a trip to the movies this weekend? We have reviews of a the year's first big blockbuster from Disney and a new horror starring Elizabeth Olsen.

Catholic movie reviews - The Lorax, Project X, Tyler Perry's Good Deeds & more

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Looking for a movie this weekend? We've got reviews of five of the week's new releases for you.

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Dr. Seuss' The Lorax

Catholic movie reviews - Wanderlust, Act of Valor, Ghost Rider II & Coriolanus

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With the oscars this weekend, everyone's mind is on the movies.

And if you're thinking of heading to see some of this week's new releases then check out our reviews below.