Movies
Updated: August 7th, 2015
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 28 August 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Several scenes in the tepid, noncommittal drama "We Are Your Friends" are set around a drained backyard swimming pool in which only a small puddle of polluted water remains. It's an appropriate image for the film's moral context.  Genuine values occasionally surface in direct...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 21 August 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—The proper limits of free speech and the appropriate use of violence are just two of the topics raised in the striking but gritty dramatization “Straight Outta Compton” (Universal). As he recounts the rise and collapse of the ga...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 14 August 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Another cultural landmark of the baby-boomer generation returns to the foreground with the arrival of the breezy espionage yarn "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (Warner Bros.). The droll humor that punctuates director and co-writer Guy Rit...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 07 August 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—“Ewe" are bound to have fun watching "Shaun the Sheep Movie" (Lionsgate), an endearing — and pun-filled — animated feature about the madcap adventures of a woolly English flock. The inventive, stop-action comedy is created by ...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 31 July 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—The dog days of summer may inspire the urge to get away from it all. Wise moviegoers, however, will not seek their relief in "Vacation" (Warner Bros.), a dog of a comedy that happily rolls around in all manner of muck. This wretched...
JOHN P. McCARTHY, Catholic News Service
Friday, 24 July 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—In the visceral boxing drama "Southpaw" (Weinstein), a seasoned trainer tries to convince a broken-down fighter that boxing is more mental than physical. A successful practitioner of...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 17 July 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Better think twice before squashing that insect invader at your summer picnic — it could be "Ant-Man" (Disney), the diminutive superhero of the Marvel Comics universe. Shrunk to bu...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 10 July 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Fillet it how you will, "Minions" (Universal) is a rare treat. This bright 3-D animated comedy traces the history of the yellow, capsule-shaped creatures whose endearing presence in ...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 26 June 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Following in the esteemed paw prints of Rin Tin Tin and Lassie comes "Max" (Warner Bros.), a heroic canine on a mission to vanquish evil while mending a broken family. Sprung from th...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 05 June 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Though elements of language and subject matter put "Insidious: Chapter 3" (Gramercy) beyond the appropriate reach of a youthful audience, mature moviegoers will find comparatively lit...