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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.

Adults-only video game ponders AI/human morals, amidst mayhem

The androids of "Detroit: Become Human" have become self-aware, and are being mistreated. Gamers deal with moral questions of whether those endowed with artificial life can claim the same rights as people.

Vengeance is Denzel Washington’s, again, in ‘Equalizer 2’

Solitary, grieving, beset by mild obsessive-compulsive disorder, lead character Robert McCall would make a sympathetic figure if his hobby were not wreaking bloody vengeance.

Abba lives again, and again, in ‘Mamma Mia’ sequel

The exuberant kitsch that was the trademark of the 1970s Swedish band is back with "Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again." The film showcases glitzy fun but blithely accepts casual sex.

Computer hackers turn slashers in ‘Unfriended’ sequel

The familiar tropes of 1980s' horror films get an updated twist with "Unfriended: Dark Web," as characters get more than they bargain for tapping into a mysterious, murderous hacker.

Fascinating tale of Vatican search for Peter’s tomb rivals a novel

Set on the backdrop of World War II, Italian Jews and ancient intrigue, this significant event in American Catholic publishing may be the most complete account so far of the search for St. Peter's bones.

Archbishop’s summer book pick: ‘An Immovable Feast’

If you are looking for a recommendation of a book for your reading list, Archbishop Charles Chaput offers one by a young Catholic author on his compelling, personal spiritual journey.