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Ghost in the Shell
Ghost in the Shell CNS photo by Paramount
March 31, 2017

"Ghost in the Shell" (Paramount), director Rupert Sanders' murky, boring adaptation of a series of comics by Masamune Shirow, offers little beyond glitzy futuristic cityscapes. This live-action version of Shirow's sci-fi-themed manga -- first published in 1989 and previously the inspiration for two animated features -- is also somewhat exploitative.

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The Boss Baby
March 30, 2017

Fans of Stewie Griffin, the "enfant terrible" of Fox-TV's "Family Guy," will know in advance just what effect the folks behind "The Boss Baby" (Fox) are aiming for with their incongruously mature title character.

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Spiritual renewal guide offered
March 30, 2017

A five-month sabbatical after experiencing several key losses in life “was salvific” for Francis, a Jesuit whose story is one of the many told in Dolores Leckey’s Interior Journey: A Spirituality for Contemporary Seekers.

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Mercy girls top list of big winners
Mercy girls top list of big winners
March 27, 2017

A sectional title and state Final Four showing by Our Lady of Mercy girls’ basketball, along with sectional championships from McQuaidJesuit boys’ track and Elmira Notre Dame girls’ track, capped a highly successful winter sports season for Catholic high schools in the diocese.

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Saban's Power Rangers
March 24, 2017

A Saturday morning children's show gets its third big-screen treatment with "Saban's Power Rangers" (Lionsgate).

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Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast
March 17, 2017

Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

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Kong: Skull Island
March 10, 2017

With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread -- an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience -- "Kong: Skull Island" (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie. 

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Logan
Logan
March 9, 2017

Moviegoers unwise enough to take in a showing of "Logan" (Fox), the 10th installment of the Marvel Comics-based X-Men series, will discover that the very first word of the dialogue is a four-letter one beginning with "F" and the last image of the film is sacrilegious.

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