Movies
Updated: August 15th, 2014
‘When the Game Stands Tall’ carries strong moral values
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 22 August 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—There's little to object to and much to honor in director Thomas Carter's idealistic fact-based sports drama, "When the Game Stands Tall" (TriStar). Catholic viewers in particular will appreciate his recounting of events surrounding the record-breaking winning streak racked up by t...
JOHN MULDERIG Catholic News Service
Friday, 15 August 2014
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Director and co-writer (with Nicholas Thomas) Luke Greenfield's buddy movie "Let's Be Cops" (Fox) implicitly honors police work. But this weak comedy's combination of a farfetched premise, an obscenity-laden script and ill-advised ...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 08 August 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Perhaps you were under the impression that tornadoes are no big deal. If so, along comes the old-fashioned, special effects-driven disaster movie "Into the Storm" (Warner Bros.) to prove you wrong. Max Deacon, Richard Armitag...
KURT JENSEN, Catholic News Service
Friday, 01 August 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Like Bill Cosby, Gabriel Iglesias tells stories, not jokes. In "The Fluffy Movie" (Open Road), the rotund Mexican-American comic, whose tales are as soft around the edges as the man himself, shares engaging accounts of weight loss an...
JOHN P. McCARTHY, Catholic News Service
Friday, 13 June 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Making excellent use of 3-D technology, the 2010 animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" earned two Oscar nominations and a large payoff at the box office. Although it may seem like an eternity to eager young fans, four years ...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 28 February 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—As the first wide-release film in nearly 50 years to focus on the life of Jesus as a whole, "Son of God" (Fox) represents an epochal event for believing moviegoers. Though not the mo...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 03 May 2013
NEW YORK (CNS)—Given that his first appearance in print dates back to 1963, the comics-based superhero of "Iron Man 3" (Disney) may be said to be turning 50 this year. Perhaps a midlife crisis is to...
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Saturday, 27 April 2013
“The Other Holy Land,” a documentary that explores historical Christian sites in Asia Minor, now known as Turkey, and the role the region played in the development of Christianity, is set to air o...
KURT JENSEN, Catholic News Service
Friday, 05 April 2013
NEW YORK (CNS)—The stereotyped characters and windup plot of "Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" (Lionsgate) put the stale in morality tale. Only Perry's most devoted fa...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 14 December 2012
NEW YORK (CNS)—First published in 1937, Catholic author J.R.R. Tolkien's children's novel "The Hobbit, or There and Back Again" has proved so popular in the decades since that it has never gone out ...