SAN DIEGO – Almost four years ago, Louis Zamperini’s life story received its first big-screen treatment.

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Mary and the Incarnation by Christine Granger (Novalis, 80 pages, softcover, $17.95)


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The original Jurassic Park film from 25 years ago rather inventively explored a theme that has been prominent in Western culture from the time of the Romantic reaction to the Enlightenment — namely, the dangers of an aggressive and arrogant rationalism.

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NEW YORK – Close to eight decades ago, William Moulton Marston – whose name seems more suited to a stodgy novelist than a writer of comic books – created Wonder Woman. In the years since, the character has, of course, become a staple for DC Comics.

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Somehow I managed to miss the film Jackie during the Christmas season, but I watched it, twice, on recent long flights to and from the East coast. Like many others, I was struck by its moody, more “European” style, the high quality of the acting, especially on the part of Natalie Portman, and its historical verisimilitude. But what particularly impressed (and surprised) me were the scenes between Mrs. Kennedy and a sympathetic priest.

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NEW YORK – Early on in "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" (Warner Bros.), the audience is treated to the sight of magically generated giant elephants swinging boulder-size wrecking balls at the ramparts of Camelot. It's an apt visual considering how ponderous this action fantasy turns out to be.

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February 20, 2016

Risen

NEW YORK - In days of yore, Hollywood knew how to make Christian themes pay off at the box office.

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The Catholic Register’s Youth Speak News team has put together a list of faith-based youth titles we recommend for your summer reading.

To read the first installment of YSN Reads, click here.

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The Catholic Register’s Youth Speak News team has put together a list of faith-based youth titles we recommend for your summer reading.

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TORONTO - Sr. Rose Pacatte is first and foremost a storyteller. In her 47 years as a Daughter of St. Paul, she has great stories about answering her call to consecrated life, the joy she shares with her fellow sisters and the opportunities her congregation has given her.

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NEW YORK - Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (Fox).

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July 20, 2013

RED 2

NEW YORK - Those "retired and extremely dangerous" (RED) secret agents are back on the case in "RED 2" (Summit), a lively sequel to the 2010 film based on the graphic novels by Warren Ellis and Cully Hamner.

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