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‘The Snowman’ Nordic whodunit is too grusome

Catholic News Service Though it presents itself as a complex, thinking person’s thriller, “The Snowman,” director Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s best-selling crime novel,...

‘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...

‘Friend Request’ is second-rate horror flick for Facebook users

Catholic News Service Lots of blood and little sense characterize the second-rate horror flick “Friend Request.” Though director and co-writer Simon Verhoeven’s routine creeper includes a...

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dressed in unsuitable, gruesome style

Catholic News Service Stylish but wayward, director and co-writer Matthew Vaughn's action sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” spoils its own fun by refusing all hint...

‘Atomic Blonde’ — sadistic, degrading and tedious

Catholic News Service Aspiring to be edgy and stylish, the espionage thriller “Atomic Blonde,” matches sometimes sadistic brawling with exploitative scenes of aberrant sex. The...

‘The House’ is for losers

Catholic News Service Had “The House” been made as a taut, dark comedy about the price of greed, it might have some merit. Instead, director...

‘All Eyez on Me’ insightful but offensive

Catholic News Service Radical politics and the wayward values of hip-hop culture take “All Eyez on Me,” a sometimes intense but overlong and rarely insightful...

‘Rough Night’ is dead on arrival

Catholic News Service “Weekend at Bernie’s” meets “Bridesmaids” in the raunchy comedy “Rough Night.” The result is pure dreck. Political candidate and bride-to-be Jess Thayer (Scarlett...

‘Baywatch’ draws audience into polluted shallows

Catholic News Service Eye candy and escapism were the draw of the television series from which director Seth Gordon’s action comedy “Baywatch” has been adapted. Whatever...

Avoid the ‘CHIPS’

  Catholic News Service Get your motor running, spring yourself from a cage out on Highway 9, do whatever it takes to get away from the...

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