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Sing
Sing CNS photo by Universal
December 21, 2016
"Sing" (Universal) is a generally amiable but flawed musical cartoon, populated mostly by animals. While the essential values of this show-biz fable are respectable enough, writer-director Garth Jennings incorporates elements into his film that make it unsuitable for youngsters.
 
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Jackie
Jackie
December 21, 2016
"Jackie" (Fox Searchlight) is more of a passionate meditation on the nature of a first lady's fame than a historical drama about Jacqueline Kennedy in the weeks following the 1963 assassination of her husband.
 
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Video releases for Dec. 20, 2016
December 20, 2016

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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'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots during Maryland visit
'Wimpy Kid' author pays tribute to Catholic roots during Maryland visit
December 19, 2016

Visitors to Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Missouri, can see a whitewashed fence like the one that Tom Sawyer tricked his friends into painting for him in the novel.

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Collateral Beauty
Collateral Beauty
December 19, 2016
Collateral Beauty" (Warner Bros.) is a strange, pretentious drama about overcoming grief.
 
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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
December 15, 2016

With "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," last year's promising reignition of the iconic franchise, "The Force Awakens," gains a worthy -- and equally family-friendly -- companion.

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Video releases for Dec. 14, 2016
December 14, 2016
The Bounce Back
December 12, 2016

"The Bounce Back" (Viva) is a pleasantly compact and diverting romance in which everyone goes out of their way to be both polite and well-attired.

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