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Ruins, The

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Source: Catholic News Service

Dreary, gruesome horror tale in which four young American tourists in Mexico (Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Shawn Ashmore and Laura Ramsey) join up with a German visitor (Joe Anderson) to explore a little-known ancient temple, are trapped there by a group of armed locals, and gradually discover what it is their captors fear about the place. Along with some gratuitous nudity, director Carter Smith's film subjects its audience to several noisome scenes of jarringly painful medical procedures carried out in the most primitive circumstances. Gory scenes of murder, amputation and mutilation, partial frontal, upper female and rear nudity, implied nonmarital sex, frequent rough and occasional crude and crass language. 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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<p>Peter Julian Eymard was beatified in 1925 and canonized in 1962, one day after Vatican II's first session ended.</p></p.the></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> American Catholic Blog Let us learn to be detached from possessiveness and from the idolatry of money and lavish spending. Let us put Jesus first. –Pope Francis

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