Tag: Catholic movie review

Shazam! —  A-III (PG-13)

Shazam! — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Family life is exalted over egotistical self-reliance in “Shazam!” (Warner Bros.), director David F. Sandberg’s DC Comics-based origin story.

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Mary Poppins Returns — A-I (PG)

Mary Poppins Returns — A-I (PG)

| John Mulderig | December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

It has taken more than half a century, but at long last “Mary Poppins Returns.” The result is a delightful sequel to the 1964 classic that will divert all but the youngest and most skittish members of the family.

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Creed II — A-III (PG-13)

Creed II — A-III (PG-13)

| John Mulderig | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Moviegoers under 33 take note: You had yet to be born when “Rocky IV,” the 1985 film that hovers in the background of the sports drama “Creed II,” was released.

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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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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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Downsizing

Downsizing

| December 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

An odd combination of elements makes up the offbeat drama “Downsizing.” But the residue that remains with viewers is ultimately a positive one.

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A Bad Moms Christmas

A Bad Moms Christmas

| John Mulderig | November 3, 2017 | 5 Comments

Aggressive vulgarity is the incongruous hallmark of the holiday-themed sequel “A Bad Moms Christmas.”

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Geostorm

Geostorm

| October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mostly murky with a strong chance of boredom is the forecast for “Geostorm.” Never, perhaps, has the potential wiping out of life on Earth seemed so ho-hum.

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The Snowman

The Snowman

| John Mulderig | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Though it presents itself as a complex, thinking person’s thriller, “The Snowman,” director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling crime novel, is not above dabbling in penny-dreadful sensationalism.

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Only the Brave

Only the Brave

| Joseph McAleer | October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in “Only the Brave.”

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Mother!

Mother!

| John Mulderig | September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even as its end credits roll, there’s a great deal that remains puzzling about the chaotic, exhausting, genre-blending allegory “Mother!” (Paramount).

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New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

New film on Armenian genocide took two years to make, longer to realize

| Mark Pattison | April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

“The Promise,” a film dramatizing the genocide of Armenians in the Turkish-ruled Ottoman Empire at the outset of World War I, was two years in the making, but probably a half-century in the idea stage, according to George Winter, one of the movie’s producers.

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