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‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ a tedious Lego letdown

Catholic News Service Third time lucky? Not for the Lego screen franchise, alas. In following up on 2014’s “The Lego Movie” and “The Lego Batman Movie”...

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...

‘All Saints’ celebrates Christian family life

Catholic News Service Sincere but less than slick, the low-key, fact-based drama “All Saints” celebrates Christian faith and family life. Believers, accordingly, will likely be...

‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ and bland

Catholic News Service Much of the action in the animated children's comedy “The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature” unfolds at a frenzied pace. Yet,...

‘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...

‘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:...

This trip is a long haul with a scatological wimpy kid

Catholic News Service  For better or worse, bathroom-themed gags have long been a staple of kids’ movies. But the family road comedy “Diary of a...

‘Slamma Jamma’ dunk funk

Catholic News Service The well-intentioned sports drama “Slamma Jamma” occasionally comes to tepid life on basketball courts. But a weak script, together with production values...

Weekend flick? ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ an animated treat

Catholic News Service In 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” Will Arnett voiced an amusingly self-absorbed version of Gotham City's Dark Knight. With the entertaining spinoff “The...

Pet-lovers will revel in charming ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

Catholic News Service While cats are said to be blessed with nine lives, the clever canine at the center of “A Dog's Purpose,” voiced by...

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