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‘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...

Long, loud and dumb: ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’

Catholic News Service Grown-ups who yearn to connect with their inner 11-year-old boy are given a two-and-a-half-hour window of opportunity to do so in “Transformers:...

‘All Eyez on Me’ insightful but offensive

Catholic News Service Radical politics and the wayward values of hip-hop culture take “All Eyez on Me,” a sometimes intense but overlong and rarely insightful...

‘Rough Night’ is dead on arrival

Catholic News Service “Weekend at Bernie’s” meets “Bridesmaids” in the raunchy comedy “Rough Night.” The result is pure dreck. Political candidate and bride-to-be Jess Thayer (Scarlett...

‘The Mummy’ employs mumbo-jumbo and Tom Cruise

  Catholic News Service The clumsily fashioned horror flick “The Mummy” turns out to be anything but tightly wound. Predictable pagan mumbo-jumbo aside, there’s not much to...

Beware: ‘It Comes at Night’

Catholic News Service Morality is put to the test and fails in the bleak thriller “It Comes at Night.” Well executed, yet painful to watch,...

‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’

  Catholic News Service If you can say or even read the name of the planet Uranus without bursting into gales of giggles, then “Captain Underpants:...

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ back for fifth screen voyage

Catholic News Service Iconic and eccentric buccaneer Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) hoists the black flag for a fifth time in “Pirates of the Caribbean:...

‘Baywatch’ draws audience into polluted shallows

Catholic News Service Eye candy and escapism were the draw of the television series from which director Seth Gordon’s action comedy “Baywatch” has been adapted. Whatever...

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