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Revamped ‘Pete’s Dragon’ is a warmhearted fantasy

Catholic News Service The classic boy-and-his-dog story assumes outsized proportions in “Pete's Dragon,” a warmhearted fantasy adventure suitable for teens and their elders. This reimagining of...

‘Nine Lives’

Catholic News Service It must have been a slow day in Hollywood when the proposal for the vapid comedy “Nine Lives” got the green light. Or...

Fifth ‘Ice Age’ film veers off course

Catholic News Service Weakly constructed and inappropriate, in some respects, for its target audience, “Ice Age: Collision Course,” has little to recommend it. This fifth installment...

‘Alice (Now the captain of a ship?) Through the Looking Glass’

Catholic News Service The heroine of “Alice Through the Looking Glass” is not Lewis Carroll's curious 7-year-old girl but rather an intrepid sea captain with...

‘The Angry Birds Movie’ less diverting than phone app

Catholic News Service Take an addictive phone app, contrive a plot to explain motivations, chuck in puns, brief potty humor and lengthy slapstick sequences, and...

‘Miracles From Heaven’ considers the above and beyond

Catholic News Service The fact-based drama “Miracles From Heaven” tells a remarkable story. Though director Patricia Riggen’s screen version of Christy Beam’s 2015 memoir is clearly...

Jesus of Alexandria returns to Nazareth in ‘The Young Messiah’

Catholic News Service It’s a seemingly glaring omission likely to strike even casual readers of the New Testament as disappointing: With the exception of the...

‘Zootopia’ an animal buddy movie featuring Targoat, Snarlbucks and Zuber

Catholic News Service Anthropomorphism runs amok in the 3-D animated comedy-adventure “Zootopia.” As with Disney's “Cars” franchise, which presented a world of automobiles with human traits,...

‘Race’ is a ‘supremely entertaining’ look at Jesse Owens’ Olympic triumph

  Catholic News Service Run, don’t walk, to the nearest multiplex and see “Race,” a supremely entertaining biopic about Olympic track and field legend Jesse Owens...

‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ might make the wrong impressions

Catholic News Service Though it boosts family values and the importance of teamwork, the animated adventure “Kung Fu Panda 3” also incorporates non-scriptural philosophical ideas...

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