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Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service

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‘Only the Brave’ — Searing look at wildland firefighters

Catholic News Service The heartbreaking true story of an elite Arizona firefighting team comes to the big screen in “Only the Brave.”   In 2013, the Granite...

‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ is no comic book

Catholic News Service Fans of the comic book superheroine Wonder Woman (and of the recent film) are advised to steer well clear of “Professor Marston...

‘Happy Death Day’ is a ‘Groundhog Day’ as murder mystery

Catholic News Service With a name like “Happy Death Day,” a sweet, wholesome story is unlikely to unfold. You can say that again.  Rather, “Happy Death Day,”...

Plane crash sparks love match on ‘The Mountain Between Us’

Catholic News Service The proverbial call of the wild sounds more like a roar in “The Mountain Between Us,” a trapped-in-the-wilderness survival drama based on...

‘American Assassin,’ Rhode Island, specifically

Catholic News Service The award for the most obvious film title of the year goes to “American Assassin,” an action thriller about, you guessed it,...

‘Tulip Fever’ treads clumsily through love and lust

Catholic News Service Horticulture was never as steamy or silly as in “Tulip Fever,” a period drama based on the 1999 novel by Deborah Moggach. Despite...

Ballet fans might jump for joy at ‘Leap!’

Catholic News Service Ballet enthusiasts of all ages should jump at the chance to see the charming animated film “Leap!” Set in 1880s France, and...

‘Logan Lucky’ is a zany heist caper

Catholic News Service Director Steven Soderbergh reinvents his “Ocean's Eleven” trilogy with a backwoods twist in “Logan Lucky, ” a zany heist caper. Instead of suave...

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ deploys Christian imagery

Catholic News Service Monkey business turns deadly serious in “War for the Planet of the Apes,” the climactic installment of the rebooted film franchise based...

A third new paint job for 'Cars 3'

Catholic News Service Fasten your seatbelts and start your engines for a wild (and often ear-splitting) ride in “Cars 3,” the latest installment of the...

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