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‘The Dark Tower’ is full of metaphysical hooey

Catholic News Service Awash in high-flown metaphysical hooey, director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel’s dull sci-fi fantasy "The Dark Tower" is inappropriate for the impressionable. As for...

‘The Dark Tower’ is full of metaphysical hooey

Catholic News Service Awash in high-flown metaphysical hooey, director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel’s dull sci-fi fantasy "The Dark Tower" is inappropriate for the impressionable. As for...

When words won’t do, ‘The Emoji Movie’

Catholic News Service Tech savvy viewers will especially enjoy the wacky proceedings of “The Emoji Movie.” But patrons of all stripes will appreciate the film’s...

‘Atomic Blonde’ — sadistic, degrading and tedious

Catholic News Service Aspiring to be edgy and stylish, the espionage thriller “Atomic Blonde,” matches sometimes sadistic brawling with exploitative scenes of aberrant sex. The...

‘The Tribunal’ features annulment process, but it’s no ‘A Man for...

The annulment process provides the unusual courtroom setting for the romantic drama “The Tribunal.” While the movie's Catholic values are strong, they come filtered...

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Catholic News Service Despite its ponderous title, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” turns out to be a flashy but lightweight sci-fi adventure...

“Dunkirk” proves a compelling historical drama

Catholic News Service “Wars are not won by evacuations,” British Prime Minister Winston Churchill famously observed. As writer-director Christopher Nolan's compelling historical drama “Dunkirk” demonstrates,...

Adults may enjoy taking ‘Baby Driver’ for a spin

Catholic News Service Stylish and energetic, the high-octane crime drama “Baby Driver” blends pop music, dizzying car chases and some dark humor to impressive effect. While...

‘Despicable Me 3’ thins out the reformed-villain series

Catholic News Service Director Pierre Coffin’s animated comedy “Despicable Me 3” — the second direct follow-up to the 2010 original — turns out to be...

Adults may enjoy taking ‘Baby Driver’ for a spin

Catholic News Service Stylish and energetic, the high-octane crime drama “Baby Driver” blends pop music, dizzying car chases and some dark humor to impressive effect. While...

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