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Storks
Storks CNS photo by Warner Bros.
September 26, 2016

Popular culture's relentless drive to portray a homosexual lifestyle as merely one more form of diversity and its view of out-of-wedlock motherhood as a respectable choice, at least for mature women, mars the otherwise unobjectionable animated comedy "Storks" (Warner Bros.).

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Mass celebrates Little League champions
September 23, 2016

When this year's Little League World Series champs returned home, dozens of law enforcement, fire and emergency vehicles with lights flashing and sirens blaring led them through the welcoming crowd in Endwell.

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The Magnificent Seven
The Magnificent Seven
September 23, 2016

A chivalrous parable that showcases self-sacrificing heroism, "The Magnificent Seven" (Columbia) can be read as illustrating, in microcosm, Catholic theology's theory of a just war.

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In space, no one can hear you yawn
In space, no one can hear you yawn
September 22, 2016

When a video game is set amid the vast, empty expanses of outer space, it had better feature the familiar hallmarks of the action-adventure genre rather than aim for anything resembling reality.

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Snowden
Snowden
September 20, 2016

Few figures on the contemporary scene are as controversial as Edward Snowden, the former intelligence officer who, in 2013, revealed to the press the existence of a secret National Security Agency program for the collection of mass data that he considered abusive.

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Blair Witch
Blair Witch
September 16, 2016

Turning the 1999 ultra-low-budget "The Blair Witch Project" into a franchise has meant turning the saga into a conventional slasher film with little suspense and predictable setups.

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Bridget Jones's Baby
Bridget Jones's Baby
September 16, 2016
 Typically, romantic comedies do not revolve around characters our youth-crazed culture tends to dismiss as middle-aged. "Bridget Jones's Baby" (Universal) is a charming exception.
 
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New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil
New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil
September 14, 2016

As broadcast television launches its new season this month, viewers will encounter three new shows that tackle, directly or indirectly, matters of life, faith and the battle of good versus evil. Based on the first episodes available to preview, two of the programs show promise.

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