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  • Mirages of Winter
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The mobile adventure game "Mirages of Winter" (Mirari) is a poetic tribute to nature, the balance of the seasons and humanity's relationship to the world around us.
  • The best things in life are free — like film classics in public domain
    NEW YORK (CNS) — All films made prior to 1925 have fallen out of copyright due to the passage of time. But numerous more recent movies also have lost their protection for a variety of reasons.
  • This is a scene from the animated movie "Scoob!" The Catholic News Service classification is A-II — adults and adolescents. The Motion Picture Association rating is PG — parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children. (CNS photo/Warner Bros.)
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Baby boomers may remember whiling away their Saturday mornings, beginning in 1969, by watching the Hanna-Barbera cartoon series "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!"
  • 'The Queen and the Conquerer,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The clash of civilizations precipitated by the European conquest of South America provides the background for the quirky but essentially humane historical romance "The Queen and the Conqueror."
  • 'The Eddy,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Acclaimed actor Andre Holland ("Selma"), a 1997 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School in the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, stars in and executive produced "The Eddy."
  • NEW YORK (CNS) — With a stronger point of view, the documentary "Spaceship Earth" (Neon), might have pointed out that its subject, the two-year experiment called Biosphere 2, never came close to producing anything in the way of enduring knowledge. Instead, it was a lot of ballyhoo abetted by sedulous and decidedly incurious news coverage.
  • TV program notes — week of May 31 — June 9
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of May 31 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service. Please consult local listings for times.
  • 'Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story,'
    NEW YORK (CNS) — In 2004, 16-year-old Tennessee sex-trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder-robbery of a man who had apparently agreed to pay her for sex, Johnny Allen. Tried as an adult, she was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.
  • TV film fare — week of May 31, 2020
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 31. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations. Please check for local times.
  • How to Build a Girl
    NEW YORK (CNS) — A coming-of-age comedy focused on a precocious 16-year-old with a generally upbeat personality ought to have considerable appeal.
  • 'Hollywood,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- A revisionist history of Tinseltown in the late 1940s is served up in "Hollywood," a new soap opera that manages to be both stylish and trashy at the same time. The seven-episode miniseries is streaming now on Netflix.
  • Disorder
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The violent squad-based mobile shooter "Disorder" (NetEase) launches players into combat over nuclear weapons. Together with the game's dark worldview, its steady blast of mayhem, though not graphic and free of blood effects, makes this an unsuitable title for kids.
  • The Wretched
    NEW YORK (CNS) -- What's a red-blooded American lad to do when a witch who preys on little children moves in next door? For the answer, grown movie fans can consult "The Wretched" (IFC Midnight).
  • 'Barkskins,' May 25, National Geographic
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx's 2016 novel provides the basis for the limited series "Barkskins."
  • NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 24. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations. Check for local times.
  • TV program notes — week of May 24
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of May 24 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service. Check for local times.
  • 'The Stranger,' streaming, Quibi
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Acclaimed showrunner Veena Sud ("Seven Seconds") wrote, directed and executive-produced "The Stranger." This mystifyingly bad — indeed, ludicrous — feature film airs in 13 eight-minute chapters on the new platform Quibi.
  • 'Upload,' streaming, Amazon Prime
    NEW YORK (CNS) — "The best days of your life could be after it's over" is the sales pitch in "Upload," a new comedy-drama that offers a revisionist view of heaven. The 10-episode series is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
  • ‘Be Not Afraid’ video giving comfort
    Salt & Light Television and Oregon Catholic Press have collaborated on a seven-minute YouTube video in which Catholic liturgical composers offer Jesuit Father Bob Dufford’s song of peace and comfort, “Be Not Afraid.”
  • 'Normal People,' streaming, Hulu
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The award for the most misleading TV series title goes to "Normal People," an adaptation of the 2018 best-selling novel by Sally Rooney (who also co-wrote the screenplay). Twelve 30-minute episodes are streaming now on Hulu.
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