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‘The Boy Next Door’ reaches a new ‘J-Low’

Catholic News Service As a vehicle for its star, Jennifer Lopez, “The Boy Next Door” is basically a garbage truck. Although it succeeds in parading her...

Don’t go through ‘The Wedding Ringer’

Catholic News Service Moviegoers should avoid putting themselves through “The Wedding Ringer.” What could have been a touching comedy bogs down instead in juvenile nastiness. Doug...

‘Inherent Vice’ on film lacks reported charms of book

Catholic News Service The meandering plot of “Inherent Vice” is perhaps better appreciated in the 2009 Thomas Pynchon novel on which the film is based. On...

Good intentions ruined by smutty humor in ‘Top Five’

Catholic News Service At its core, the romantic comedy “Top Five” is a well-intentioned look at the redeeming power of love. Unfortunately, the film comes wrapped...

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ as morally offensive as first version

Catholic News Service In the 2011 original to which “Horrible Bosses 2” serves as a follow-up, a trio of bunglers set out to murder...

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ — Could refer to nitwits who rated...

Catholic News Service We have it on the authority of Forrest Gump that stupid is as stupid does. And so it proves with the broad...

‘John Wick’ is dim, violent and ludicrous

Catholic News Service Starring as the eponymous antihero of the action thriller “John Wick,” Keanu Reeves stays true to his laconic form, up to...

Sex addition hinders her business, but what about the box office?

Catholic News Service Dramas about any form of addiction customarily exist in a tight moral universe. There are clearly limned ideas of right and wrong....

Catholic News Service sees anti-marriage bias in ‘Gone Girl’

Catholic News Service A jaundiced view of marriage permeates the abrasive drama “Gone Girl.” In fact, director David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel presents...

Clean-cut “Equalizer” is a murderer just the same

Catholic News Service Vigilante figures can be compelling in part because it's natural to root against evildoers. And it's much easier to be drawn in...

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