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‘We Have a Pope’ is harmlessly humorous

Catholic News Service What Catholic viewers make of the gently satiric seriocomedy "We Have a Pope" ("Habemus Papam") (Sundance Selects) will largely depend on their...

‘American Reunion’ another slimy experience

Catholic News Service It’s interesting to speculate whether Steve Stifler, the character Seann William Scott has played throughout the much-too-long life of the “American Pie”...

Boulders fly, monsters die in ‘Wrath of the Titans’

Catholic News Service Nothing less than the fate of the universe, so we're assured, is at stake in the mythological sequel “Wrath of the Titans.”...

‘The Hunger Games’ rated for adults, possibly OK for mature teens

Catholic News Service Though presumably targeted at teens, the dystopian adventure “The Hunger Games” involves enough problematic content to give parents pause. Responsible oldsters will...

Trashy ‘Project X’ features perverted values

Catholic News Service Put religion in retreat, erode ethics and let materialism run rampant, and what kind of entertainment will you get? The short answer...

‘The Vow’ is a forgetful view of a marriage

Catholic News Service Poor Channing Tatum. Though he isn't gone, he is forgotten in “The Vow,” director and co-writer Michael Sucsy's well-intentioned but flawed love...

Best films of 2011: Catholic News Service list 10 favorites, along...

Catholic News Service In late 1965, the three-decade-old National Legion of Decency announced that it was changing its name to the National Catholic Office for...

‘One for the Money’ a slack adaptation from mystery series

Catholic News Service The title of the forgettable fish-out-of-water comedy "One for the Money" recalls Carl Perkins' seminal hit, "Blue Suede Shoes," a song covered...

‘Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close’ but emotionally trying

Catholic News Service Few events in recent history have exerted as deeply personal an impact on the lives of millions of Americans, and of people...

“Joyful Noise” celebrates traditional values

Catholic News Service Divas duel and a red-state Romeo and Juliet fall for each other in "Joyful Noise." Though it gives a pass to an incidental...

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