Anthony Esolen, an accomplished literary scholar who is a faithful Catholic, turns his attention in his new book and CD to the poetry of our beloved classic hymns in “Real Music.”
The history of the rosary traces to the 13th century through the new book, “Why the Rosary, Why Now?”
Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in “Transformers: The Last Knight” (Paramount).
Radical politics and the wayward values of hip-hop culture take “All Eyez on Me” (Summit), a sometimes intense but overlong and rarely insightful biography of rapper Tupac Shakur.
“Weekend at Bernie’s” meets “Bridesmaids” in the raunchy comedy “Rough Night” (Columbia). The result is pure dreck.
To the extent that a thoughtful drama about marital infidelity can be considered lyrical, “The Lovers” (A24) achieves that.
Man’s best friend is also a lifesaver in “Megan Leavey” (Bleeker Street), the inspiring true story of a female Marine corporal and the bomb-sniffing dog she bonded with during the Iraq War.
Morality is put to the test and fails in the bleak thriller “It Comes at Night” (A24). Well executed, yet painful to watch, writer-director Trey Edward Shults’ drama plays skillfully on the psychology of fear, working more through subtlety and suggestion than depiction.
The sprawling Christian Catacombs of St. Domitilla complex has about 70 burial chambers which several have been restored and are believed to be the world’s oldest existing Christian cemetery and are among the largest in Italy with a total of some 150,000 burial spots.