Movies
Updated: May 22nd, 2015
‘Max’ a wholesome, welcome family drama
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 the Malinois — or Belgian Shepherd — breed, Max is an official "military working dog" in Afghanist...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 19 June 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—While the tiniest film fans might be put off by the peril in which its characters occasionally find themselves, the splendid comedy "Inside Out" (Disney) offers all others outstanding entertainment founded on strong values. With thi...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 12 June 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Prepare to be stomped on by "Jurassic World" (Universal). Like the $2 billion-grossing dinosaur-themed franchise of which it represents the latest installment, director Colin Trevorrow's 3-D optional sci-fi adventure is big, giganti...
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 little to object to in this run-of-the-mill horror pr...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 29 May 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—"Shake, Rattle, and Roll" would be the ideal theme song for "San Andreas" (Warner Bros.), an eye-popping, ear-splitting 3-D chronicle of a California earthquake. Yes, it's time for the "big one" — make that big ones — to strike ...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 22 May 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Against all expectations, Walt Disney took a theme park ride, "Pirates of the Caribbean," and turned it into a blockbuster film franchise. Now the studio has similar hopes for an ent...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 15 May 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—A brutal assault on all the senses is the best way to describe "Mad Max: Fury Road" (Warner Bros). Essentially a video game on steroids, with a minimalist script that could fit on a ...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 24 April 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Religious values and a gentle sensibility pervade the family-friendly drama "Little Boy" (Open Road). Yet, while suitable for a wide audience, director Alejandro Monteverde's good-he...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 17 April 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—The so-called "last prisoners of World War II" await justice and release in "Woman in Gold" (Weinstein). The elegant lady of the title and three other captives profiled in director S...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 03 April 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—In lieu of a movie ticket for the shoddy prison-themed comedy "Get Hard" (Warner Bros.), potential viewers should treat themselves to a "Get Out of Jail Free" card. Like Mr. Monopoly...