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A film bereft of laughter

PAUL BLART: MALL COP 2. Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Ver·stegui, Daniella Alonso. Directed by Andy Fickman. 94 minutes. Rated PG (Mild violence). By Kurt Jensen THE stout bromides of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 only serve to make its thin plot and deliberate artlessness more glaring. Kevin James, who co-wrote the screenplay with Nick Bakay, returns as the earnest, ... Read More »

Attack aftermath

KENYA’S Catholic bishops, urging citizens to remain united, asked the government to beef up security, especially in all educational institutions, and to address the breakdown in its intelligence system. Responding to an attack that left at least 147 people dead at Garissa University College, the bishops also urged the government to “get to the bottom of this problem of terrorism ... Read More »

Film tribute to lost actor

FAST & FURIOUS 7. Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, and Djimon Hounsou. Directed by James Wan. Rated M (Action violence). 137 min. By Kurt Jensen TRUE to form, exotic settings, stale dictums and always-murky moral values characterise Furious 7 (Universal), the latest installment in the Fast and Furious series. In this go-round, ... Read More »

Oh, what a holiday treat

HOME: Starring (Voices of) Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez. Directed by Tim Johnson. Rated PG (Mild threat) 90 minutesBy John Mulderig PARENTS looking for acceptable holiday entertainment for the kids will probably be satisfied with the lightweight animated adventure “Home”. Whether viewers young or old will remember anything about this merely passable picture for too long, however, is ... Read More »

Bend low

TO enter Christ’s empty tomb like the disciples and see that he has risen, Christians today also must “bend down”, Pope Francis said in his Easter message. “Love has triumphed over hatred. Life has conquered death. Light has dispelled the darkness,” he told tens of thousands pilgrims in St Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday (April 5). At the end of ... Read More »

Pope says a ‘good Easter’ requires making Jesus’ passion one’s own

Pope Francis

FOR a “good Easter”, Christians must do more than simply recall the passion of Jesus during Holy Week; they must “enter into the mystery” of the Easter Triduum and make Jesus’ feelings and attitudes their own, Pope Francis said. During his general audience yesterday (April 1), he also recalled the “true martyrs” of today, men and women who “offer their ... Read More »

Family bonds endure in tale

THE BOOK OF LIFE: Starring (voices of) Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum, Ron Perlman, Christina Applegate. Directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez. Rated PG (Mild themes and animated violence) 95 minutes. By Joseph McAleer WHO knew the Day of the Dead could be so much fun? The Mexican method of observing All Souls’ Day, November 2, is the backdrop for ... Read More »

Christian leaders call for end to ‘profound evil’ of the death penalty

Death penalty

HUNDREDS of Christian religious leaders of various churches signed onto a Holy Week call to end the death penalty in the United States. “Torture and execution is always a profound evil, made even more abhorrent when sanctioned by the government in the name of justice when other means of protecting society are available,” said the statement released yesterday (March 31). ... Read More »

‘Message of mercy’

A NEW airport, improved road and rail links, a fleet of dream buses and “Youth Bible” are among features projected for the Catholic Church’s 14th international celebration of World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, in 2016. “It’s still 16 months to go, but the planning is well advanced,” Monsignor Bronislaw Fidelus, a co-organiser of the event scheduled for July 26-Augast ... Read More »

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