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Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash — A-I

Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash — A-I

| Mark Judge | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Combine familiar comic book figures with the memorable time-warp premise of 1993’s “Groundhog Day,” and you’ve got the delightful direct-to-video feature “Lego DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash.”

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Traffik — L (R)

Traffik — L (R)

| John Mulderig | May 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

A series of onscreen statistics at the end of “Traffik” (Lionsgate) are meant to alert viewers to the extent of the very grave real-world problem of human trafficking with which the film deals. They’re also there, perhaps, to reinforce the idea that writer-director Deon Taylor has approached his dramatization of this blight with only the best and most serious intentions.

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Avengers: Infinity War — A-III (PG-13)

Avengers: Infinity War — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | April 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Strong pro-life values are embedded in the towering, richly complex Marvel Comics-based adventure “Avengers: Infinity War.” While this often-dazzling, sometimes-dizzying epic is safest for grown-ups, its positive moral lessons may lead at least some parents to deem it acceptable for older teens as well.

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The Devil and Father Amorth – A-II (NR)

The Devil and Father Amorth – A-II (NR)

| John Mulderig | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this age of media saturation, there can’t be many human activities that have yet to be captured on film or videotape.
According to William Friedkin, director and narrator of “The Devil and Father Amorth” (The Orchard), however, his brief, mostly straightforward documentary includes just such a novelty: the first authorized footage of a Catholic exorcism.

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Rampage – A-II (NR)

Rampage – A-II (NR)

| John Mulderig | April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Those looking for a film that seriously engages with the human condition or advances the art of cinema will not find what they’re looking for in “Rampage.”

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Chappaquiddick – A-III (PG-13)

Chappaquiddick – A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | April 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

On July 18, 1969, commander Neil Armstrong and his crew were hurtling toward the moon aboard Apollo 11 and Sen. Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy of Massachusetts seemed to be running on the inside track in the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination in 1972.

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A Quiet Place – A-III (PG-13)

A Quiet Place – A-III (PG-13)

| Kurt Jensen | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The compact, stylish horror film “A Quiet Place” might be a parable about resisting tyranny.

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The Miracle Season – A-II (PG)

The Miracle Season – A-II (PG)

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | April 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Make sure you have your tissues handy when you go to see “The Miracle Season.”

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I Can Only Imagine A-II (PG)

I Can Only Imagine A-II (PG)

| March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dennis Quaid brings his formidable talent to bear in the faith-driven drama “I Can Only Imagine.”

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Early Man — A-II (PG)

Early Man — A-II (PG)

| Sister Hosea Rupprecht | February 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nick Park, the creative genius behind so many Aardman Animations claymation comedies spanning more than two decades, finally makes his feature-length directing debut with “Early Man.”

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Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

Black Panther — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Though the mayhem on screen, which ranges from hand-to-hand combat to a high-flying, high-tech dogfight, is treated with restraint, touches of vulgarity may give some parents of older teens pause. Weighing on the other side of the scale, however, is the racial empowerment that drives the narrative and the significant themes the film tackles in a thoughtful way.

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Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour

| February 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The spotlight shines brightly on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” a historical drama about political leadership and backroom intrigue during a pivotal moment of World War II.

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