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Video releases for Jan. 11, 2017
January 11, 2017
A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls
January 6, 2017
The first thing to know about "A Monster Calls" (Focus) is that, although it's based on a children's novel, it's definitely not for kids.
 
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Underworld: Blood Wars
Underworld: Blood Wars
January 6, 2017

The sanguinary subtitle of the action-horror sequel "Underworld: Blood Wars" (Screen Gems) proves unpleasantly appropriate as the amount of butchery on screen eventually goes off the charts. By the time the film's protagonist, in a climactic scene, uses her bare hands to rip the entire spine out of the back of one of her adversaries, the suitable audience for all of this slaughter has dwindled to nil.

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Dancer finds ballet often transcends words, just like her faith
Dancer finds ballet often transcends words, just like her faith
January 6, 2017

A burst of power from her legs carries Katherine Monogue across the dance floor while her arms become a blur of precise movements.

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Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures
January 6, 2017

The struggles of the civil rights era provide the backdrop for the appealing fact-based drama "Hidden Figures" (Fox 2000). Along with a personalized insight into the injustices that still prevailed in American society in the early 1960s, director Theodore Melfi's adaptation of Margot Lee Shetterly's book -- which centers on three extraordinarily gifted mathematicians working for NASA -- successfully re-creates the tension of the Cold War space race.

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La La Land
La La Land
January 5, 2017

Though it's set in present-day Los Angeles, the comedy-drama "La La Land" (Lionsgate) takes a spirited stab at reviving the musicals of Hollywood's golden age.

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Video releases for Jan. 4, 2017
January 4, 2017

The following are capsule reviews from Catholic News Service of new and recent video releases available on DVD and/or Blu-ray -- as well as for online viewing.

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'Timeless' deemed a diverting escapist adventure
'Timeless' deemed a diverting escapist adventure
December 29, 2016

Much in the manner of "Lost" fans, who wondered what exactly was going on in that series, the audience for NBC's drama "Timeless" will increasingly want a definitive answer to the core enigma that drives its action and contributes to its suspense.

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