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For readers ready for the work of a transformative journey through life, author Anthony DeStefano has produced a reliable road map.
Billed as a dramatic comedy, “This is Where I Leave You” (Warner Bros.) tries, unsuccessfully, to wring laughs and sentiment from one suburban family’s dysfunction.
Cross “The Hunger Games” with “Divergent” and you’ll get “The Maze Runner” (Fox), the latest angst-ridden drama about teenagers fighting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world.
The Song of Solomon, the amorous tale of two lovers contained in the Old Testament, has found reincarnation in a modern story of love and faith underscored by American folk music.
When a film is called “A Walk Among the Tombstones” (Universal), you shouldn’t expect a cheery stroll through the park.
Archbishop Chaput has gone to the movies. He offers his take on “Calvary,” about the clergy sexual abuse scandal in Ireland. The intimate, unblinking and unforgettable film has much to teach moviegoers, after they catch their breath during the closing credits.
Two new books, “Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of and Gone from the Church” and “Belief without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual but not Religious” are eye-openers about Catholic young people between the ages of 22 and 28.
There is no compelling reason even for devoted fans of writer-director Kevin Smith to take in his misguided gross-out horror-comedy “Tusk” (A24). Worse, if you see it, there’s no way to un-see it.
Flipper’s cousin is making waves again in “Dolphin Tale 2,” the dramatic follow-up to the 2011 film about the marine mammal with the prosthetic tail. The family-friendly sequel follows the real-life tale of a dolphin’s triumph over disability that made her a symbol of hope.
It’s no wonder Errol Flynn called his autobiography “My Wicked, Wicked Ways.” The swashbuckling actor’s bad habits are showcased in “The Last of Robin Hood” (Samuel Goldwyn), a lurid account of the decline and fall of a once-beloved matinee idol.