Movies
Updated: September 19th, 2014
‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ is no walk in the park
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 19 September 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—When a film is called "A Walk Among the Tombstones" (Universal), you shouldn't expect a cheery stroll through the park. Rather, this grisly thriller traverses the seamy underbelly of New York City in the 1990s, tracking a gang of serial killers on a deadly rampage. Liam Ne...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 12 September 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Flipper's cousin is making waves again in "Dolphin Tale 2" (Warner Bros.), the dramatic follow-up to the 2011 film about the marine mammal with the prosthetic tail. Charles Martin Smith returns to direct this family-friendly film ab...
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 one can deny the enduring appeal of an entertaine...
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...
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 ...