Movies
Updated: July 18th, 2014
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' appealing to adults
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 11 July 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" (Fox). Though it's not a film for kids, this latest addition to a franchise based on the work of French science-fiction author Pierre Boulle (1912-1994) has enough going for it to please most adults. Grown-up...
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 most powerful mass media treatment of its subject ...
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 blame for the lack of freshness and charm that ma...
.
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 on WGTE Family Channel at 10 p.m. May 2. The WGTE ...
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 ...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 24 August 2012
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Things go bump in the night -- and during the day -- in "The Awakening" (Cohen Media Group), an old-fashioned horror movie set in a big haunted house in the remote English countrysid...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 03 August 2012
NEW YORK (CNS)—With films set in London, Barcelona and Paris under his belt, quintessential New Yorker Woody Allen extends his European tour in "To Rome With Love" (Sony Classics). His farce follows...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 08 June 2012
NEW YORK (CNS)—"Viva Cristo Rey!" "Long live Christ the King!" Such was the rallying cry of the Cristeros — devout Mexican Catholics driven into open, sometimes violent, opposition to their gover...