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‘The Peanuts Movie’ continues the gospel according to Charlie Brown

Catholic News Service Anyone familiar with the perennial TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” will know that the “Peanuts” franchise, which began life as a...

‘Minions’ a real screen treat for family viewing

Catholic News Service Fillet it how you will, “Minions” is a rare treat. This bright 3-D animated comedy traces the history of the yellow, capsule-shaped creatures...

Family friendly ‘Monkey Kingdom’ includes ‘timely social commentary’

Catholic News Service Timely social commentary may seem an unlikely ingredient in a wildlife documentary. Yet it’s hard to miss the implicit human subtext underlying...

‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’

Catholic News Service The stout bromides of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” only serve to make its thin plot and deliberate artlessness more glaring. Kevin James,...

‘Home’ is passable holiday fare for kids

Catholic News Service Parents looking for acceptable Easter-break entertainment for the kids will probably be satisfied with the lightweight animated adventure “Home.” Whether viewers young or...

‘Cinderella’ brings new life to old tale, arrives with ‘Frozen’ short

Catholic News Service “Cinderella” injects vibrant new life into a venerable fairy tale. The result is an exuberant live-action retelling of the oft-filmed fable, the...

‘Strange Magic’ a mix of Shakespeare, ‘American Idol’ and George Lucas

Catholic News Service The course of true love never did run smooth, as Shakespeare observed in “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” But its progress has never been...

Wolf saves ‘Penguins of Madagascar’

Catholic News Service The holiday season turns out to be the time for the “Penguins of Madagascar” to come to the fore and into their...

Dolphin flick sequel is family-friendly Winter’s tale

Catholic News Service Flipper’s cousin is making waves again in “Dolphin Tale 2,” the dramatic follow-up to the 2011 film about the marine mammal with...

Story of Elvis all shook up by ‘The Identical’

Catholic News Service Although they may be sociologically fascinating, in the cultural scheme of things, Elvis Presley impersonators are not widely deemed to occupy a...

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