November 16, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsNEW YORK. German author E.T.A. Hoffmann’s tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” has proven a remarkably rich bit of source material since its initial publication in 1816.
 
November 2, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: IndivisibleNEW YORK. “It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.” So Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is supposed to have remarked while witnessing the magnificent panoply of massing troops at the onset of the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862.
The earnest, fact-based drama “Indivisible” (PG-13, Pure Flix) concentrates on the negative side of Lee’s observation, showing the toll a much more recent conflict exacted on the life of Protestant Army chaplain Darren Turner (Justin Bruening).

 
October 19, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial KillerNEW YORK. “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” (GVN) is a powerful dramatization of the Philadelphia police investigation and state prosecution that finally ended the infamous, decades-long career of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
 
October 5, 2018  |  By SISTER HOSEA RUPPRECHT
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Smallfoot

NEW YORK. Turning the legend of Bigfoot on its head with plenty of laughs along the way comes the animated musical comedy “Smallfoot” (PG, Warner Bros.).

While definitely entertaining on the surface, the film — co-written by Karey Kirkpatrick and Clare Sera, and directed by Kirkpatrick (“Over the Hedge”) — involves underlying themes that Catholic parents will want to address with their kids.


 
October 5, 2018  |  By ROCHELLE SCHLORTT
COLORADO SPRINGS. You may not have known this, but the Marian House Complex is more than a soup kitchen:  it is also a showcase for numerous forms of art.  Over the years, various artists, individuals and groups have donated art to be displayed throughout the facility. For those we serve, art galleries and museums are usually not experiences that are readily available or in the budget, so this brings the beauty and experience of art to everyone.
 
September 7, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: BlacKkKlansmanNEW YORK. A few flaws notwithstanding, “BlacKkKlansman” (R, Focus) represents an effective — and, strange as it may sound, often entertaining — look at the vicious racism lurking at the fringes of American life and perpetually aspiring to enter its mainstream.
 
August 17, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Christopher RobinNEW YORK. It’s always dangerous to tamper with perfection. And, if there were ever a perfect world, it must be that of the Winnie the Pooh literature created by author A.A. Milne and illustrator E.H. Shepard in the 1920s.
 
August 3, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Mission: Impossible - FalloutNEW YORK. Tom Cruise’s by-now iconic American agent Ethan Hunt is at the top of his game in the engrossing espionage sequel “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” (PG-13, Paramount).

Despite extensive, though mostly restrained, action and the eventual showcasing of Hunt’s fraught marital situation, at least some parents may deem this thrill ride of a film acceptable for older teens.
Despite extensive, though mostly restrained, action and the eventual showcasing of Hunt’s fraught marital situation, at least some parents may deem this thrill ride of a film acceptable for older teens.


 
July 6, 2018  |  By JOHN MULDERIG
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

NEW YORK. Apparently, it’s time to check in again with everybody’s favorite prehistoric era, because here comes “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” (PG-13, Universal).

Director J.A. Bayona’s follow-up to the 2015 reboot of the hugely successful franchise ratchets up the mayhem and adds a bit more gore but keeps the on-again, off-again central romance refreshingly innocent.


 
June 15, 2018  |  By JOSEPH McALEER, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
FEATURED MOVIE REVIEW: Incredibles 2NEW YORK. The first family of superheroes returns in “Incredibles 2” (PG, Disney), the highly anticipated sequel to a much-loved 2004 animated film.
 
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