“Spider-Man: Homecoming” (Columbia)

Tom Holland as Spider-Man stars in a scene from the movie "Spider-Man: Homecoming." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Columbia Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Vibrant comic-book adaptation follows the double life of seemingly ordinary high school student Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as he struggles to keep his extra-curricular crime-fighting activities as Spider-Man concealed from his easily worried guardian, Aunt May (Marisa Tomei). In this reboot for the franchise, industrialist Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (Robert Downey […]

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“The House” (Warner Bros.)

Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Jason Mantzoukas star in a scene from the movie "The House." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Dim-witted, cash strapped parents (Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler) of a college-age daughter (Ryan Simpkins) team with a friend (Jason Mantzoukas) to start an illegal casino in his house so they can pay for her tuition. But their scheme spirals down into a series of bad decisions and gruesome events. Director Andrew […]

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“Despicable Me 3” (Universal)

Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, appears in the animated movie "Despicable Me 3." (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Strong values accompany a weak central plot in this animated comedy, the second direct follow-up to the 2010 original. As the once slightly wicked villain (voice of Steve Carell) who turned thoroughgoing good guy over the course of the first two films tries to thwart an ex-child actor (voice of Trey […]

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