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Joseph McAleer, Catholic News Service

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‘The Artist’ is a silent charmer for adults

Catholic News Service At a time when Hollywood movies tend to get louder and more offensive, "The Artist" is a breath of fresh air, without...

‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ a brainy cloak and dagger flick

Catholic News Service There's a double agent on the loose, and seemingly no one can be trusted in "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy," a faithful adaptation...

Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol

Catholic News Service Make sure you take your motion sickness pills before seeing "Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol" (Paramount), a dizzying roller-coaster ride of an...

‘My Week With Marilyn’ offers sympathetic look at star

Catholic News Service Nearly 50 years after her 1962 death, Marilyn Monroe continues to fascinate, with every detail of her often troubled life and loves...

‘Arthur Christmas’ delivers forgotten toy with 3-D mirth

Catholic News Service Cartoonist Thomas Nast, who popularized Santa Claus in the 1880s, could not have envisioned the high-tech world of “Arthur Christmas,” a mostly...

‘The Muppets’ launches holiday movie season

Jim Henson's singing, dancing, wise-cracking band of puppets returns to the big screen in "The Muppets" (Disney), an old-fashioned and genuinely funny homage to...

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...

‘Anonymous’ full of beds, Bard and balderdash

Catholic News Service To be or not to be Shakespeare? That is the question at the heart of "Anonymous" (Columbia), which takes up the old...

Drive

Catholic News Service You’ll need a good road map to navigate the plot twists and turns of “Drive” (FilmDistrict), a dark, introspective drama about...

Dolphin Tale

Catholic News Service Cross “Flipper” with “Rocky” and you get “Dolphin Tale” (Warner Bros.), an inspirational film about a perky mammal who, against mighty...

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