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  • 'The Waltons' Homecoming,' Nov. 28, The CW
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The arrival of the TV movie "The Waltons' Homecoming" represents a perfect Christmas present for the entire family. The wholesome and heartwarming film airs Sunday, Nov. 28, 8-10 p.m. EST on The CW.
  • Encanto
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Will viewers be charmed by "Encanto" (Disney)? For the most part, the answer is probably yes, though this vivacious animated musical does include content that could be of concern for the parents of impressionable kids.
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Close to four decades after Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Harold Ramis took on a demonically controlled giant marshmallow man, with memorable results, comes "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" (Columbia).
  • 'Storm Lake,' PBS
    NEW YORK (CNS) — As many as 65 million Americans live in so-called news deserts, areas with only one newspaper or none at all.
  • King Richard
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Will Smith aces it in "King Richard" (Warner Bros.). His vivid performance as the father of not one but two future tennis greats energizes this intriguing fact-based sports drama while the script, penned by Zach Baylin, promotes an array of positive values.
  • Belfast
    NEW YORK (CNS) — In 1969, as the wider world focused on such events as Apollo 11's mission to the Moon, long-simmering sectarian tensions in Northern Ireland boiled over, initiating a period of religious and political strife, known as the Troubles, that would last for the next 30 years.
  • Clifford the Big Red Dog
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Given that it charts the rapidly deepening bond between a kid and a pooch, "Clifford the Big Red Dog" (Paramount) would not, presumably, be a film designed to please the great comedian W.C. Fields.
  • TV film fare — week of Nov. 21
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 21. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.
  • Last Night in Soho
    NEW YORK (CNS) — It may have been author Peter De Vries rather than baseball great Yogi Berra who first observed that "nostalgia ain't what it used to be."
  • TV program notes — week of Nov. 21
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 21 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
  • Eternals
    NEW YORK (CNS) — A mixed bag, both ethically and cinematically, director and co-writer Chloé Zhao's Marvel Comics adaptation "Eternals" (Disney) is presented on an undeniably large scale.
  • Well-researched work shows lessons in aging from convent life
    If your intuition suggests that nuns tend to live to a ripe old age, you are not mistaken. There is something about religious commitment that fosters physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
  • PSU music major writes Mass for senior project
    Divine power, lyrical tradition and the drama of modern human experience got explored via sound earlier this year when a Portland State University music major gave his senior composition recital at St. Mary Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Northwest Portland.
  • New Christ-based theater company takes on ‘Matilda’
    The moments before dress rehearsal earlier this month for “Matilda” at Imagine Theatre in suburban Southeast Portland might have surprised that proverbial fly on the wall.
  • ‘Rich or poor, all people end up being skulls’
    “More and more often, when Halloween approaches, people are seen disguised as La Catrina with a skeleton painted on their faces,” said Father Julio Torres, parochial vicar at St. Henry Parish in Gresham. “Many of these people, especially youth, associate Halloween with the Day of the Dead, but these two holidays are very different, and it is paramount that people know the meaning of our cultural traditions.”
  • TV Parental Guidelines recommended for streaming services
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Shortly after the coronavirus pandemic started, "Tiger King" became the prime topic of conversations around virtual water coolers.
  • 'Far Cry 6'
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Class inequality drives the story behind "Far Cry 6" (Ubisoft) as guerrilla soldiers fight to free their nation from a fascist dictator.
    As it depicts the worst of life under the oppressive rule of a tyrant, brutal violence makes the action-adventure title inappropriate for all except those grown players prepared to endure harsh mayhem.
  • Cartoonist says images 'promote empathy'; they're 'remarkably powerful'
    DETROIT (CNS) — If you ask cartoonist Pat Byrnes, the best comeback in history is in the Bible and was brought to us by cartooning. The Pharisees tried setting a trap for Jesus, to which he responds by drawing in the sand.
  • TV program notes — week of Nov. 7
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 7 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
  • TV film fare — week of Nov. 7
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 7. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.
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