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Claustrophobics beware: Set mostly in the network of catacombs that lie beneath Paris, the second-rate chiller “As Above, So Below” (Universal) is not the film for you.
Sometimes the best story is a simple autobiography simply told. Such is the case with “How the World Was: A California Childhood.” The straightforward, emotionally deep graphic novel features art that is elegant and subtle.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his last leading role, portrays a terrorist-hunting agent in this international thriller — which may leave Americans with a bitter aftertaste.
The film starring Pierce Brosnan isn’t shy about showing extreme violence and other graphic behavior. It may be in the cause of seeking justice, but the murky story line makes it hard to tell.
Parents can spare their movie-going teenagers some cringe-worthy scenes by staying home. Morally objectionable moments, including teenage sexual activity, make the film totally unsuitable for its target audience.
Published posthumously, Geza Vermes’ “The True Herod” begins with a foreword by his wife, Margaret. A Jewish scholar, Vermes put out a pioneering study of Jesus the Jew in 1973 and significant work on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish history in the time of Christ.
Catholic movie goers in particular will appreciate this likeable, fact-based sports drama that promotes humility, teamwork, good sportsmanship and, in passing, premarital chastity.
Hollywood continues to makes the future a dangerous and challenging place to be a teenager.
There are many ways to keep yourself entertained while watching “The Expendables 3″ (Lionsgate).
The Norbertine Community in Paoli is expecting a crowd of 1,500 people for a Sept. 20 Catholic music festival organized as “a response to the repeated call of the Catholic Church for a new evangelization.”