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“Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank” (Paramount)

Animated character "Hank," voiced by Michael Cera, appears in the movie "Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service Bathroom humor reaches new depths in this animated martial-arts spoof loosely based on the 1974 comedy “Blazing Saddles” and directed by Rob Minkoff, Mark Koetsier, and Chris Bailey. A warmongering cat (voice of Ricky Gervais) plots to destroy a neighboring feline village by installing a hapless dog (voice of Michael Cera) […]

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“Thor: Love and Thunder” (Disney)

Natalie Portman and Chris Hemsworth star in a scene from the movie "Thor: Love and Thunder." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Jasin Boland, Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Tongue-in-cheek humor paces the vivid action in this third direct sequel to 2011’s “Thor,” adapted, like its immediate predecessor, by director and co-writer Taika Waititi from a series of Marvel Comics. With a disillusioned former believer in the gods of paganism (Christian Bale) on a killing spree targeting them, the Norse […]

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“Minions: The Rise of Gru” (Universal)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Minions: The Rise of Gru." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Universal Studios)

By Catholic News Service A ’70s vibe adds verve to this animated origin story of the paradoxically good-hearted would-be supervillain of the title (voice of Steve Carell). A preteen in the days of disco, he already yearns to join a crew of famed criminals (their founder voiced by Alan Arkin) and, in an effort to […]

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“Elvis” (Warner Bros)

This is the movie poster for "Elvis." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service This highly entertaining, turbocharged biography of a music legend is a lavish, over-the-top production with all the creative hallmarks of its flamboyant director, Baz Luhrmann (“Moulin Rouge!”, “The Great Gatsby”). In rural Mississippi, young Elvis Presley (Chaydon Jay) is transfixed by the musical vibe and suggestive dancing of his African-American neighbors. […]

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“Lightyear” (Disney)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Lightyear." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Disney, Pixar)

The beloved astronaut (voice of Chris Evans) from the “Toy Story” franchise gets the backstory treatment in this gloomy animated adventure, directed by Angus MacLane. Stranded on an alien planet, he is determined to help his crew escape by testing a new rocket fuel. When a fleet of robots invades, led by an evil emperor […]

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“Jurassic World Dominion” (Universal)

This is a poster for the movie "Jurassic World Dominion." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Universal)

Wrap-up of the second trilogy of sci-fi films ultimately derived from novels by Michael Crichton. As the trio of scientists (Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum) at the heart of the original movie works to thwart the machinations of an evil biotech corporation (headed by Campbell Scott), the duo (Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris […]

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“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount)

Tom Cruise stars in a scene from the movie "Top Gun: Maverick." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Scott Garfield, Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service In this rousing sequel to the 1986 blockbuster, directed by Joseph Kosinski, the first film’s protagonist, a Navy fighter pilot (Tom Cruise), is ordered by his superiors (Val Kilmer and Jon Hamm) to tread unfamiliar territory by becoming an instructor to a new generation of trainee aviators. As he tries to […]

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“The Bob’s Burgers Movie” (20th Century)

This is a scene from "The Bob's Burgers Movie." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/20th Century via EPK TV)

By Catholic News Service Frequently amusing animated comedy follows the adventures of the titular restaurant’s owner (voice of H. Jon Benjamin), his wife (voice of John Roberts) and their three children (voices of Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal). With the payment on a bank loan looming, a sinkhole abruptly opens up in front […]

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“Family Camp” (Roadside)

This is the movie poster for "Family Camp." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Roadside)

By Catholic News Service Leaden evangelical comedy in which the wife (Leigh-Allyn Baker) of a business-obsessed dad (Tommy Woodard) convinces him to sign their family up for a weeklong visit to the summer camp their parish runs in the hope of getting him to focus on being a spouse and father. Instead, he gets caught […]

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“Downton Abbey: A New Era” (Focus)

Hugh Bonneville, left, Elizabeth McGovern, center, and Laura Carmichael, right, star in a scene from the movie "Downton Abbey: A New Era." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Ben Blackall, Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Screenwriter Julian Fellowes once again weaves his magic with this second film adaptation of his landmark ITV and PBS television series. This time out, the titular grand manor plays host to the cast and crew of a silent movie whose director (Hugh Dancy) falls for the married elder daughter (Michelle Dockery) […]

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