Culture

Shark adventure ‘The Meg’ bites with tongue in cheek

A cross between "Jaws" and "Jurassic Park," the film fishes for underwater drama with humor and "popcorn escapism" for bait.

‘Dog Days’ sniffs out tales of owners’ lives and loves

Canines connect this comedy's various characters, who struggle with relationships and careers during a challenging summer in Los Angeles.

Decades-long friendship with author flavors bio of activist priest

Jim Forest has given us an extraordinary biography and memoir of Father Dan Berrigan (1921-2016), the Jesuit priest, poet and peace activist who sometimes went to jail for his convictions.

Magical ‘Christopher Robin’ enchants young and old alike

The live-action adventures of beloved bear Winnie the Pooh remind viewers of life's true treasures.

‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ leaves viewers saying ‘good riddance’

With its jarring mix of crude humor and harsh violence, the action comedy starring Mila Kunis quickly wears out its welcome.

How big is too big for media companies?

Billion-dollar mergers and high-stakes politics are shaping the future of communications channels, and of the news and information they distribute.

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Though a mixed bag of good values and a bit of dodgy humor renders it acceptable but not ideal for kids, sharp satire makes the witty animated comedy "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies" (Warner Bros.) a hoot for their elders. 

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Updated for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS systems, "Captain Toad" is a delightful and graphically imaginative puzzler suitable for all ages.

Survey of monastic wisdom can aid your spiritual journey

If you've ever wanted to pick the mind of a man or woman steeped in the church's monastic tradition, then this is the book for you. Its 99 entries invite the reader into encounters with deep and tested holiness.

Latest ‘Mission: Impossible’ film possibly franchise’s best

Tom Cruise's heroic agent Ethan Hunt is at the top of his game in the engrossing espionage sequel "Mission: Impossible -- Fallout." Extensive action scenes frame intricate plot twists and one complicated marriage.