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Office Christmas Party
Office Christmas Party CNS photo by Paramount
December 8, 2016

Cubicle drones cuts loose in "Office Christmas Party" (Paramount). The result is a sleazy soiree, an "Animal House" toga wingding for the spreading-middle and receding-hairline set.

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Believe
Believe
December 7, 2016

Evangelical Christian faith hovers in the background of the holiday-themed drama "Believe" (Freestyle). Though not as rose-colored in its outlook as some religiously-inspired projects, the movie -- which is suitable for most age groups -- lacks polish.

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Video releases for Dec. 7, 2016
December 7, 2016
Loving
Loving
December 6, 2016

Dignity and understatement are usually noble qualities in a film. "Loving" (Focus), the fact-based story behind a landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision, is so restrained and decorous, however, that it nearly obscures the historical significance of the events it recounts.

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Incarnate
Incarnate
December 6, 2016

Somewhere in the planning stages of "Incarnate" (BH Tilt), someone must have thought it would be a good idea to combine elements of Christopher Nolan's 2010 tour de force "Inception" with tropes that have been familiar to moviegoers at least since Linda Blair's head went spinning round in "The Exorcist" way back in 1973.

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Books recommended for Christmas giving
December 5, 2016

At Christmas families will gather and exchange gifts, and here are some book suggestions about some imperfect or incomplete families who, nevertheless, find and share love.

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Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with 'Light TV'
December 2, 2016

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey may have misfired with their remake of "Ben-Hur" -- due out on video Dec. 13 in what one news release called a "special Christian version" at "select Christian outlets" -- but that's not stopping them from again taking on the world of television, which has long been their bread and butter.

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For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope's life in Argentina, Rome
For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope's life in Argentina, Rome
December 1, 2016

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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