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  • Godzilla vs. Kong
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The goal of a film bearing the title "Godzilla vs. Kong" (Warner Bros.) would seem to be simple enough. Set the iconic beasts raging at each other until at least one Asian city has been devastated, then roll the credits.
  • Dante a 'prophet of hope' for the world, pope says
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The life and works of the famed Italian poet Dante Alighieri remain a lasting treasure that embodies the virtue of hope so desperately needed in today's world, Pope Francis said.
  • 'Kung Fu,' April 7, The CW
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Yet another vintage 1970s television series gets a reboot with "Kung Fu." The show debuts on The CW Wednesday, April 7, 8-9 p.m. EDT, and will stream afterward on The CW app.
  • Women in Sacred Chant: Past and Present
    Panelists will explore the role of women — as composers and as performers — in sacred Western and Eastern chant from ancient times to the present day, including music by Kassianí (Kassía) and Hildegard of Bingen. This is a history often marginalized or even disregarded in general histories of Christianity, yet it has been — and continues to be — important to the continuing vitality of sacred music as an art form and as a crucial mode of religious expression.
  • Nobody
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Clever but morally misguided, "Nobody" (Universal) is a bloody action flick that's suitable for no one.
  • 'Hemingway,' April 5, PBS
    NEW YORK (CNS) — No one can accuse celebrated documentarian Ken Burns of being a slacker. The biography "Hemingway," co-directed with his frequent collaborator Lynn Novick, is the 67-year-old's 31st feature-length work.
  • TV film fare — week of April 4
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable tele-vision the week of April 4. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.
  • TV program notes — week of April 4
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of April 4 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
  • Son of Man, son of Krypton
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Many Catholics rely on passion plays or films to aid in their reflection on Christ's passion and death. One of the unlikeliest of places to find echoes of this pivotal moment in Christian history is director Zack Snyder's trilogy based on the beloved DC Comics superheroes.
  • Keep the plays coming? No drama to that
    SALEM — Blanchet Catholic High School’s performance run of “High School Musical” abruptly ended March 12, 2020, when the State of Oregon closed all schools and suspended all nonessential activities. Blanchet President Bob Weber expressed the school’s “intention to reschedule and hold most, if not all, of [the postponed] events at some point this spring.” Sadly, as was the case for every other western Oregon Catholic high school, the shows of last spring did not go on. High schools across the state canceled their dramas, planning to reschedule, but as the pandemic kept schools online, theater departments learned to adapt to the circumstances.
  • Documentary recounts Scheidler's nearly 30-year court battle
    CHICAGO (CNS) — The Chicago-based Thomas More Society is releasing a new documentary about activist Joe Scheidler and attorney Tom Brejcha's nearly 30-year court fight against the National Organization of Women over the pro-life movement's right to "witness for life" and protest outside of abortion clinics.
  • 'Resurrection,' Discovery+
    NEW YORK (CNS) — "Resurrection" (MGM), the latest project from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, became available on the streaming service Discovery+ March 27.
  • Harvest Moon: One World
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The whimsical farming simulator game "Harvest Moon: One World" (Natsume) adds to a franchise that reaches back to 2007. Full of innocent fun, its engaging quests and magical ad-ventures make it an entertaining title.
  • Capuchin Franciscan Brother Andrew Corriente is seen with his strawberry lemon shortcakes at his friary in Washington Feb. 11, 2021. He was the winner of the fifth season of ABC's "The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition," where he was recognized as one of the nation's best amateur bakers. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)
    In Catholicism, we have a long tradition of Christianizing desserts. Catholics have always bridged together faith and food.
  • TV film fare — week of March 28
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of March 28. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.
  • TV program notes — week of March 28
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of March 28 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
  • 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,' streaming Disney+
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The action is lively but the drama dull in "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier."
  • 'Resurrection' a movie where 'families can gather together,' says Downey
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — The new biblical epic "Resurrection" is the kind of movie where "families can get together" to watch it, said one of its producers, Roma Downey, still best known for her on-camera role in the television series "Touched by an Angel."
  • Photographer gives collection to Dallas Diocese, credits his talent to God
    DALLAS (CNS) — For Ron St. Angelo, photography became a passion at Beaumont High during the mid-1960s and then his life's work soon after his return from two tours in Vietnam with the U.S. Navy.
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