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“In the Heights” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the movie "In the Heights." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Vibrant musical, set in northern Manhattan’s Washington Heights, charts the efforts of a youthful bodega owner (Anthony Ramos) to return to his native Dominican Republic, the scene of his idealized childhood, and reopen the beachside bar his father once ran there. But this “little dream” has complicated implications for his warmhearted […]

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“Mary Poppins Returns” (Disney)

Emily Blunt stars in a scene from the movie "Mary Poppins Returns," a sequel to the 1964 film "Mary Poppins." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Jay Maidment, courtesy Disney)

By Catholic News Service Delightful sequel to the 1964 classic finds the omnicompetent nanny of the title (Emily Blunt) swooping into Depression-era London to help the now-grown brother (Ben Whishaw) and sister (Emily Mortimer) she tended as children face a family crisis. He’s a recent widower whose three children (Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and Joel […]

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