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‘The Boss Baby’ proves amusing, if flimsy

Catholic News Service Fans of Stewie Griffin, the “enfant terrible”of Fox-TV’s “Family Guy,” will know in advance just what effect the folks behind “The Boss...

‘Rock Dog’ — Sheep, dogs and rock ‘n’ roll

Catholic News Service “You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog,” Elvis Presley crooned six decades ago. That pretty well describes “Rock Dog,” a feeble animated...

‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’

Catholic News Service The parable of the prodigal son gets a soapy Hollywood treatment in “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone,” a faith-based comedy-drama. The eponymous character...

Pet story: When the humans are away…

  Catholic News Service Back in 1995, the classic children’s film “Toy Story” purported to show audiences what playthings get up to when they aren’t being...

‘Finding Dory’ provides life lessons in family loyalty, teamwork and courage

Catholic News Service Fans of the 2003 animated adventure “Finding Nemo” have reason to rejoice: The long wait for a sequel is over, and the...

‘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...

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...

‘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...

“The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

Catholic News Service With the arrival of the genial sequel “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” self-proclaimed “nautical nonsense” is once again the order...

‘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...

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