Movies
Updated: May 4th, 2012
'Rio 2' offers great visuals, solid morals
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 11 April 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Despite its urban title, "Rio 2" (Fox), director Carlos Saldanha's vibrant animated follow-up to his 2011 original, is mostly set in the wilds of the Amazon rainforest. But that turns out to be a good thing since it opens the way for striking images of nature at its most alluring an...
JOSEPH McALEER, Catholic News Service
Friday, 04 April 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—The big guy with the red, white and blue shield returns to save the planet in "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" (Disney), a rousing follow-up to two films, 2011's "Captain America: The First Avenger" and 2012's "The Avengers." T...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 28 March 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Excessive violence and a flawed moral outlook characterize "Sabotage" (Open Road), an action vehicle for Arnold Schwarzenegger directed and co-written by David Ayer. When it's not showing us the pools of blood or mashed-up body part...
JOHN MULDERIG, Catholic News Service
Friday, 21 March 2014
NEW YORK (CNS)—Viewers of almost any age will find themselves well rewarded for tracking down "Muppets Most Wanted" (Disney). Some brushes with peril integral to its farfetched story might frighten the very smallest audience members. But this spri...
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...
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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 ...
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...