• Movie reviews: ‘Book of Life,’ ‘Best of Me,’ ‘Fury’

    The Book of Life (Fox) - Who knew the Day of the Dead could be so much fun? That’s the backdrop for this entertaining and visually stunning 3-D animated film.

  • Movie reviews: ‘Alexander,’ ‘Judge,’ ‘Left Behind’

    Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Disney)

  • Movie reviews: ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘Song,’ ‘Italy’

    The Boxtrolls (Focus): If Charles Dickens collaborated with Dr. Seuss, he might have produced this charmingly bizarre urban fable about rich and poor and things that go bump in the night. This 3-D adventure, featuring impressive stop-motion animation, is based on the 2005 children's book "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow.

  • Reese Witherspoon says latest film inspires with Christian hope

    Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in a new film about the Lost Boys of Sudan, which she says features strong Christian messages of faith in God and perseverance in the face of hardship.  
     

  • Movie reviews: ‘Boxtrolls,’ ‘Song,’ ‘Italy’

    The Boxtrolls (Focus): If Charles Dickens collaborated with Dr. Seuss, he might have produced this charmingly bizarre urban fable about rich and poor and things that go bump in the night. This 3-D adventure, featuring impressive stop-motion animation, is based on the 2005 children's book "Here Be Monsters!" by Alan Snow.

  • Lost for Life: Documentarian Joshua Rofé on juvenile lifers

    Jacob Ind underwent horrific sexual and emotional abuse at the hands of his mother and stepfather. At the age of 15, he murdered them both.

  • Codes of conduct, Part I

    The above papal encyclical could have easily come from the pen of John Paul II or Benedict XVI or Francis as it relates to something not usually associated with the more historical letters that have emanated from the See of Peter — namely, motion pictures, television and radio.

  • ‘Dolphin Tale,’ ‘Identical’

    Dolphin Tale 2 (Warner Bros.): Charles Martin Smith directs this family-friendly, dramatic follow-up to the 2011 film about Winter, whose real-life triumph over disability has made her a symbol of hope to young and old around the world.

  • Movie reviews: ‘Wanted Man,’ ‘Above/Below’

    A Most Wanted Man (Roadside): The extreme measures spies take to combat terrorism, and the moral compromises that go with them, are showcased in this edgy adaptation of the 2008 bestselling novel by John le Carre.

  • ‘The Little Flower’ in our midst

    The Knights of Columbus partnered with Connecticut-based EVTV to produce a documentary on hope and healing of Haitian children injured in the catastrophic 2010 earthquake that rocked the country.

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Voices

A bluebird day: Commercial fisherman Captain Geordie King

Heather King

Back in New England, my brother Geordie’s been a commercial fisherman for more than 30 years. He developed his passion for boats as a kid, out fishing and pulling lobster traps with my father.

The Holy Father visits the Holy Land

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October 24, 2014

  • Friday, October 24

    “Sing to the Lord!” concert, 6:30-9 p.m., Mary Star of the Sea Church, 463 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Oxnard; $. (805) 469-6293.

    St. Paschal Baylon Fall Festival (to Oct. 26, hours vary), 155 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks. (805) 496-0222.

     

    “USC Caruso Center Church: Stained Glass Exhibit,” from conception to installation, presented by Cathedral Fine Arts Committee (to Oct. 26), Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., L.A. (213) 680-5200.

     

    “Following the Prescribed Path,” exhibit (to Nov. 23), LMU Laband Art Gallery, 1 LMU Dr., L.A. (310) 338-2880.

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