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Hills Have Eyes, II, The

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Source: Catholic News Service

Members of a National Guard unit training for deployment in Iraq (including soldiers played by Michael McMillian, Jessica Stroup and Daniella Alonso) fall prey to mutants on a New Mexico military base in this gruesome sequel to last year's remake of a 1977 horror film. Director Martin Weisz does a decent job of incorporating the landscape into the bloody game of survival, but it's impossible to make the gratuitous gore palatable and audience members can shut their eyes or wave a white flag of surrender at the projectionist. Excessive graphic violence, including bloody dismemberment, numerous impalings and shootings, a suicide, a rape, upper female nudity, pervasive rough and crude language, and some profanity. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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Gianna Beretta Molla: 
		<p>In less than 40 years, Gianna Beretta Molla became a pediatric physician, a wife, a mother and a saint! </p>
		<p>She was born in Magenta (near Milano) as the 10th of Alberto and Maria’s 13 children. An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Gianna earned degrees in medicine and surgery from the University of Pavia and opened a clinic in Mesero. Gianna also enjoyed skiing and mountain climbing.</p>
		<p>Shortly before her 1955 marriage to Pietro Molla, Gianna wrote to him: “Love is the most beautiful sentiment that the Lord has put into the soul of men and women.” She and Peter had three children, Pierlluigi, Maria Zita and Laura. </p>
		<p>Early in the pregnancy for her fourth child, doctors discovered that Gianna had both a child and a tumor in her uterus. She allowed the surgeons to remove the tumor but not to perform the complete hysterectomy that they recommended, which would have killed the child. Seven months later, Gianna Emanuela was born, The following week Gianna Beretta Molla died in Monza of complications from childbirth. She is buried in Mesero.</p>
		<p>Gianna Emanuela went on to become a physician herself. Gianna Beretta Molla was beatified in 1994 and canonized 10 years later.</p>
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