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  • Is that all there is? When a 10-best movie list can't get to 10
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The year just past must rank as the most tumultuous for the film industry at least since the scandal-ridden early 1920s — if not, as seems far more likely, ever. With movie theaters across the globe shuttered by COVID-19, box office receipts have plummeted, related stocks have followed suit and production has largely halted.
  • TV film fare — week of Jan. 24, 2021
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 24. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.
  • Home run king Hank Aaron overcame racism to excel on and off the field
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Hank Aaron, who was baseball's home run king for 33 years, overcame racism to make his mark in the game he loved. Aaron died Jan. 22 at age 86.
  • The Marksman
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Sound basic values and obvious good intentions underlie "The Marksman" (Open Road). But there's a sketchy feel to director and co-writer Robert Lorenz's action drama and it ultimately fails to make much of an impression.
  • Herself
    NEW YORK (CNS) — A miracle story about St. Brigid proves pivotal to the emotionally complex Irish drama "Herself" (Amazon).
  • 'All Creatures Great and Small,' Sundays through Feb. 21, PBS
    NEW YORK (CNS) — "All Creatures Great and Small" is just what the doctor — in this case, the veterinarian — ordered: a soothing tonic for tense nerves, a wholesome and entertaining drama that can be enjoyed by the entire family.
  • Holy Cross priest’s book slated for screen
    Holy Cross Father Dick Berg’s book “Scars — The Effects of Post-Traumatic Stress on Family, Relationships and Work” may be coming to a theater near you soon.
  • TV program notes — week of Jan. 17, 2021
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 17 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 Jan. 17, 2021
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 17. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.
  • 'Miss Scarlet and the Duke,' Jan. 17, PBS
    NEW YORK (CNS) — First shown in March 2020 on Britain's Alibi Channel, the limited-series murder mystery "Miss Scarlet and the Duke" debuts on PBS Sunday, Jan. 17, 8–9 p.m. EST.
  • New movie musical 'Stand!' flips the script, adds nuances of history
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Danny Schur, a Ukrainian Catholic from Canada, thought he knew all about the 1919 general strike that brought life in his native Winnipeg, Manitoba, to a standstill.
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Greek mythology provides the cultural milieu for "Immortals Fenyx Rising" (Ubisoft). The game's narrative, for instance, is recounted by Prometheus — held captive for stealing fire from the gods to give it to mankind — to Zeus, the ruler of the deities of Mount Olympus.
  • Greenland
    NEW YORK (CNS) — As if to demonstrate that something even worse than a pandemic could befall humanity, along comes the apocalyptic action drama "Greenland" (STX).
  • 'The Minimalists: Less is Now,' streaming, Netflix
    NEW YORK (CNS) — "Live simply so that all may simply live." That's a saying often ascribed to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. If the attribution is accurate, the founder of the Sisters of Charity would likely have appreciated the surprisingly evocative documentary "The Minimalists: Less is Now."
  • Tommy Lasorda, baseball lifer and Hall of Fame manager, dies at 93
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — Tommy Lasorda, who won two World Series titles during his 21-year managerial reign with the Los Angeles Dodgers and became an ambassador for baseball in retirement from the sport, died Jan. 7 in Los Angeles at age 93.
  • TV film fare — week of Jan. 10, 2021
    NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Jan. 10. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.
  • TV program notes — week of Jan. 10, 2021
    NEW YORK (CNS) — Here are some television program notes for the week of Jan. 10 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.
  • 21-year-old Italian-American writes scripts, music for catechetical cartoons
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) — Helping children understand each week's Sunday scriptures with relatable cartoon characters and original music scores is how Isabella D'Angelo chooses to use her time and talents to help build the kingdom of God.
  • Philadelphia businessman is producing film on St. Frances Cabrini
    PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Pop quiz: Who was the first female American citizen to be canonized a saint?
  • Screen play: An up-close and personal look at screen use habits
    WASHINGTON (CNS) — My household has grown by four as a result of pandemic-induced economic turmoil. The reasons behind this are worthy of note, but that will have to be for another time.
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