Updated: May 4th, 2012
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1’ promotes positive values
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 21 November 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Positive values, including altruism, are highlighted in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1" (Lionsgate). Together with the absence from the film of most problematic content — a good deal of stylized combat aside — those upright ethics make this sequel a worry-free choice for...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 14 November 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Though obviously well-intended, the romantic drama "Beyond the Lights" (Relativity) includes elements that make it problematic even for grown viewers. In large part, that's a result of the milieu in which the film is set: the vulgar...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 07 November 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Parents be warned: Your kids will want a robot for Christmas. If so, blame "Big Hero 6" (Disney), the latest 3-D animated adventure from the studio that brought you last year's cuddly must-have sensation, Olaf the snowman from "Froz...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 31 October 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—The free-for-all world of local TV news reporting provides the backdrop for the strikingly creepy character study "Nightcrawler" (Open Road). Though it showcases a memorable — if unsettling — performance by Jake Gyllenhaal, writ...
KURT JENSEN, Catholic News Service
Friday, 03 October 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Demon-possessed dolls are a sturdy bunch. Take the googly-eyed star of "Annabelle" (Warner Bros.), who likes to interfere with anything electrical while plotting to steal a baby's soul for Satan, known in this film simply as "the Ra...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 05 September 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Although they may be sociologically fascinating, in the cultural scheme of things, Elvis Presley impersonators are not widely deemed to occupy a particularly exalted position. Yet no...
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...
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...
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...

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