Movies
Updated: May 22nd, 2015
Disney has another hit in 'Tomorrowland'
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 entire theme park area in "Tomorrowland." Britt Robertson stars in a scene from the movie "Tom...
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 cocktail napkin, this film is a nonstop car chase ...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 08 May 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Thomas Hardy's 1874 novel about romantic entanglements in the English countryside returns to the big screen in "Far from the Madding Crowd" (Fox). In this fourth film adaptation of the classic work, director Thomas Vinterberg aims s...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 01 May 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—The seemingly ever-expanding media universe centered on Marvel Comics spawns yet another property with the arrival of the so-so sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron" (Disney). Occasional flashes of wit relieve the endless succession of e...
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-hearted, nostalgic parable, set in 1940s coastal Cal...
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...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 20 March 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Teenagers are still on the run — when they're not too busy killing one other — in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" (Summit), the follow-up to last year's kick-off of the futurist...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 13 March 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—"Cinderella" (Disney) injects vibrant new life into a venerable fairy tale. The result is an exuberant live-action retelling of the oft-filmed fable, the most famous screen version of...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 06 March 2015
NEW YORK (CNS)—Based on its ingratiating surface, the comedy sequel "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (Fox Searchlight) might be categorized as the sort of film that, while safest for adults, ...