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“Copshop” (Open Road)

Gerard Butler stars in a scene from the movie "Copshop." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Kyle Kaplan, Open Road Films)

By Catholic News Service In this tense, gritty crime drama, set in an isolated Nevada police station, a dedicated rookie officer (Alexis Louder) gets caught up in plight of a slippery con artist (Frank Grillo) with a price on his head who is simultaneously being pursued by two contract killers, one (Gerard Butler) somewhat civilized, […]

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“Malignant” (Warner Bros.)

Annabelle Wallis stars in a scene from the movie "Malignant." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service There’s a dreary feel to the early scenes of this horror tale from director James Wan and, though it later perks up to become creatively creepy, the initially somewhat restrained gore factor goes off the charts in a climactic rampage of slicing, dicing and dismemberment. After a mysterious intruder murders her […]

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“Queenpins” (STX)

Kirby Howell-Baptiste and Kristen Bell star in a scene from the movie "Queenpins." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/STX Films)

By Catholic News Service Amusing yet morally flawed fact-based caper comedy written and directed by Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly. Strapped for cash, a suburban housewife (Kristen Bell) and her best friend (Kirby Howell-Baptiste) strike on the idea of collecting and selling coupons for free products, a scheme they undertake on such a large scale […]

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“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (Disney)

Tony Leung and Fala Chen star in a scene from the movie "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Sprightly wit paces the elegant martial-arts showdowns in this Marvel Comics-derived adventure, directed and co-written by Destin Daniel Cretton. To the amazement of his best friend and co-worker (Awkwafina), a mild-mannered, ambitionless San Francisco parking valet (Simu Liu) turns out to be the superhero of the title, trained from his youth […]

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“Candyman” (Universal)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Colman Domingo star in a scene from the movie "Candyman." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Universal Pictures and MGM Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Searching for fresh inspiration, an artistically blocked painter (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II) who, together with his cohabiting girlfriend (Teyonah Parris), lives in a gentrified neighborhood that was formerly home to a notorious Chicago housing project, investigates the urban legend concerning the hook-handed murderer of the title that long prevailed among the once-deprived […]

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“PAW Patrol: The┬áMovie” (Paramount)

This is a scene from the animated movie "PAW Patrol: The Movie." The Catholic News Service classification is A-I -- general patronage. (CNS/Spin Master, Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Pleasant big-screen version of the Nickelodeon cartoon series about a rescue crew of puppies led by a preteen boy (voice of Will Brisbin). After the egotistical politician (voice of Ron Pardo) who has long been their nemesis is corruptly elected mayor of a nearby city, the team relocates there from the […]

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“The Night House” (Searchlight)

Rebecca Hall and Vondie Curtis-Hall star in a scene from the movie "The Night House." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Creative, though elusive, psychological chiller in which Rebecca Hall, who ably sustains the whole movie, plays a recently widowed school teacher trying to come to terms with her architect husband’s (Evan Jonigkeit) gunshot suicide. Continuing to reside in the lake house he designed for them, she has a series of eerie […]

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“The Protege” (Lionsgate)

Maggie Q stars in a scene from the movie "The Protege." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Jichichi Raul, Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service After her mentor, a contract killer (Samuel L. Jackson), is slain while investigating a shady business executive (Patrick Malahide), a skilled assassin (Maggie Q) resolves to close the case and avenge the murder. But the intrigue into which she intrudes brings her up against an equally gifted criminal (Michael Keaton) who […]

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“Reminiscence” (Warner Bros.)

Hugh Jackman and Rebecca Ferguson star in a scene from the movie "Reminiscence." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Pretentious neo-noir, set in a flooded, dystopian Miami where people use advanced technology to retreat into the past. An expert guide in the process (Hugh Jackman) falls for an alluring client (Rebecca Ferguson) but their affair is abruptly broken off by her sudden disappearance, after which he becomes obsessed with locating […]

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“Respect” (MGM/United Artists)

Hailey Kilgore, Jennifer Hudson and Saycon Sengbloh star in a scene from the movie "Respect." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Quantrell D. Colbert, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Engaging profile of singer, songwriter, musician and activist Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson), the “Queen of Soul,” traces her life from a childhood (during which she’s played by Skye Dakota Turner) marked by sexual abuse and the untimely death of her mother (Audra McDonald) through the frustrations of her early career and […]

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