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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.

Ewan McGregor explores Jesus’ humanness in 'Last Days in the Desert'

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“Daunting” is one word Ewan McGregor used about stepping into the role of Jesus in the new film Last Days in the Desert.

Religious films showcased at Hollywood festival

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NEW YORK – Religious movies with a Catholic focus will be among those showcased at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood April 28-May 1.

'God's not Dead 2' and 'Miracles from Heaven' blessed with ticket sales

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Evangelical Christian inspiration and apologetics are filling theater seats, with two films in the top five for box office last weekend.