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NEW YORK – Ever since the success of 2004's The Passion of the Christ, viewers of faith have waited anxiously for a follow-up from the film's director, Mel Gibson.

Movie Review: Hacksaw Ridge

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NEW YORK – In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples, "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends."

Movie Review: Inferno

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NEW YORK – While not exactly hellish, "Inferno" (Columbia), director Ron Howard's screen version of Dan Brown's 2013 novel, does produce some of the purgatorial tedium of sitting around in a dentist's waiting room or standing at a bus stop.

'Ben-Hur,' 'Story of God' among Catholics in Media Award winners

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LOS ANGELES – The remake of "Ben-Hur," the cable-TV drama "Ray Donovan" and the documentary series "The Story of God" were named winners of the 2016 Catholics in Media Awards, presented annually by Catholics in Media Associates.

3 new September shows with religion subplots

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Here’s your guide to three hot September shows that plumb religion and spirituality:

Documentary premiered at TIFF chronicles Pope's Cuban trip

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TORONTO – A blockbuster lineup headlined the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this year, but among the lesser known films drawing attention was one featuring Pope Francis, Fidel Castro and Barack Obama.

Movie Review: ’Sully’

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NEW YORK – Putting Tom Hanks in the cockpit as everybody's favorite aviator, U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, and bringing Clint Eastwood on board to direct him certainly sounds like a formula for high-flying success. And so it proves with "Sully" (Warner Bros.), Eastwood's satisfying adaptation of Sullenberger's memoir (co-written with Jeffrey Zaslow) "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters."

Vatican paper: exploring the final frontier, Star Trek offered peace

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Accolades for “Star Trek” are filling the internet on the 50th anniversary of the television show’s premiere back on Sept. 8, 1966, and now the Pope’s newspaper has joined the chorus of hosannas for one of the most popular franchises in entertainment history.

'Ben-Hur' remake stresses reconciliation theme, producer Downey says

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WASHINGTON – It's been 57 years since the last film version of "Ben-Hur" hit movie theaters. That alone is, for most Hollywood types, reason enough for a remake.

Movie Review: Ben-Hur

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NEW YORK – Few films come to the screen with the kind of storied pedigree that lies behind "Ben-Hur" (Paramount).

‘Free State of Jones’ is a movie based on the Bible as well as history

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It’s a long way from Hollywood, yet a swampy corner of southeast Mississippi has given the film world its latest hero — or maybe antihero.