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Background: ‘Son of God’ movie a love story, say husband-wife producers

Catholic News Service The upcoming movie “Son of God” should be seen as “a love story,” according to two of its executive producers, the husband-and-wife...

Stooges movie pokes women religious in the eyes

Catholic News Service A lot of shtick, a little dance, a big live lobster down someone's pants. That's about what you’d expect from an updated...

“Bully” a heartrending look at seventh-grader’s life

Catholic News Service With the poignant documentary “Bully,” filmmaker Lee Hirsch sheds light on a widespread and tenacious social problem and provides a valuable, though...

Surprise, ‘John Carter’ is a Confederate officer on Mars

Catholic News Service Thanks in no small measure to the magic of movies, Tarzan is the character most closely associated with author Edgar Rice Burroughs...

‘Red Tails’ homage to Tuskegee Airmen heroes

Catholic News Service The last time audiences watched flag-waving hokum on the order of “Red Tails” (Fox), the show may have included a cartoon and...

Crime, vulgarity pay in ‘Contraband’

Catholic News Service Movies set in criminal milieus are often less than life-affirming because of the nature of the felonious activity being depicted. Yet there's...

Ice-dancing penguins return in ‘Happy Feet Two’

Catholic News Service Penguins are once again tap dancing at the bottom of the world in “Happy Feet Two,” the 3-D sequel to the 2006...

‘Jack and Jill’ with twice as much Sandler is half-witted

Catholic News Service The sad arithmetic of the latest Adam Sandler offering "Jack and Jill" (Columbia) is that a double serving of its star --...

‘J. Edgar’ is a personal, political look at FBI founder

Catholic News Service Over a career that began during World War I and endured almost until the era of Watergate, famed founding director of the...

‘Tower Heist’ is loud, crude and slapdash

Catholic News Service Workers at a luxury Manhattan apartment building plan to rob a felonious financier in the action-comedy “Tower Heist” (Universal). What could have been...

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