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John Mulderig, Catholic News Service

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” offers action and pleasing plot twists

Catholic News Service NEW YORK  -- Despite the high price of a movie ticket these days, patrons are unlikely to come away from a showing...

‘Suburbicon’ home of middle-class depravity

Catholic News Service Corruption lurking under the placid surface of life in the suburbs is hardly a new theme. But the image of universal middle-class depravity...

‘Same Kind of Different as Me’ has its heart in the...

Catholic News Service Viewers committed to scriptural values will be inclined to cut the good-hearted but uneven drama “Same Kind of Different as Me” some...

‘The Snowman’ Nordic whodunit is too grusome

Catholic News Service 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,...

‘American Made’ feels too turbulent and bumpy

Catholic News Service “American Made,” the wild, fact-based story of airline pilot-turned-gun-runner Barry Seal (Tom Cruise), is far too turbulent for youngsters and even too...

‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ a tedious Lego letdown

Catholic News Service Third time lucky? Not for the Lego screen franchise, alas. In following up on 2014’s “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Batman Movie”...

Evil clown terrorizes children in ‘It’

Catholic News Service Moviegoers looking for nothing more than to be unsettled will likely be satisfied with the horror adaptation “It.” However, while director Andy...

‘All Saints’ celebrates Christian family life

Catholic News Service Sincere but less than slick, the low-key, fact-based drama “All Saints” celebrates Christian faith and family life. Believers, accordingly, will likely be...

‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ and bland

Catholic News Service Much of the action in the animated children's comedy “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” unfolds at a frenzied pace. Yet,...

‘Annabelle: Creation’ — ‘Whatever you do, don’t unlock that door’

Catholic News Service Most of the mayhem wreaked by the figurine-haunting demon at the center of the horror prequel “Annabelle: Creation” is restrained. Yet, as...

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