Archives

“House of Gucci” (MGM)

Adam Driver and Lady Gaga star in a scene from the movie "House of Gucci." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Fabio Lovino, Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Despite its tragic ending, for most of its running time this fact-based dynastic saga, fueled by tumultuous emotions, has the feel of a high-end soap opera. Lady Gaga plays a middle-class woman who marries into the titular fashion family. Her unambitious new husband (Adam Driver), a law student, would rather steer […]

Continue reading

“Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City” (Screen Gems)

Robbie Amell and Kaya Scodelario star in a scene from the movie "Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Screen Gems)

By Catholic News Service A corrupt corporation has poisoned the water supply of the titular factory town, transforming most of its inhabitants into flesh-eating zombies. Among their targets are a police officer (Robbie Amell), his estranged sister (Kaya Scodelario) and three of his colleagues (Hannah John-Kamen, Tom Hopper and Avan Jogia). Writer-director Johannes Roberts’ reboot […]

Continue reading

“Encanto” (Disney)

This is a scene from the movie "Encanto." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service Vivacious animated musical about a teen girl (voice of Stephanie Beatriz) living in an enchanted enclave in Colombia who is the sole member of her family not to have received a supernatural talent on her fifth birthday. As she, her strong-willed grandmother (voice of María Cecilia Botero) and protective parents (voices […]

Continue reading

“Ghostbusters: Afterlife” (Columbia)

This is a scene from the movie "Ghostbusters: Afterlife." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Columbia Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Crowd-pleasing gothic comedy finds a cash-strapped single mom (Carrie Coon) and her two children (Mckenna Grace and Finn Wolfhard) moving into the remote, dilapidated farmhouse left to her by her estranged, recently deceased father, a seemingly eccentric recluse. As the kids, aided by the girl’s new science teacher (Paul Rudd) and […]

Continue reading

“King Richard” (Warner Bros.)

Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Aunjanue Ellis, Daniele Lawson, Demi Singleton, Layla Crawford and Mikayla Bartholomew star in a scene from the movie "King Richard." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Warner Bros. Pictures)

By Catholic News Service A vivid performance from Will Smith as the father of future tennis greats Venus (Saniyya Sidney) and Serena (Demi Singleton) Williams energizes this intriguing fact-based sports drama. By turns determined and, as the nickname of the title suggests, domineering, with the help of his dedicated wife (Aunjanue Ellis), he overcomes long […]

Continue reading

“Belfast” (Focus)

Caitriona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie star in a scene from the movie "Belfast." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Rob Youngson, Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Writer-director Kenneth Branagh uses the perspective of a 9-year-old boy (Jude Hill) living in the city of the title to examine the effects of the sectarian strife that swept across Northern Ireland at the very end of the 1960s. As the lad’s father (Jamie Dornan), who journeys back and forth to […]

Continue reading

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” (Paramount)

Darby Camp and Jack Whitehall star in a scene from the movie "Clifford the Big Red Dog." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Slapstick humor is the order of the day in this silly but mostly harmless adaptation of a series of children’s books by Norman Bridwell, the first of which was published in 1963. Director Walt Becker mixes computer animation and live action to tell the story of a lonely New York City preteen (Darby […]

Continue reading

“Last Night in Soho” (Focus)

Anya Taylor-Joy and Matt Smith star in a scene from the movie "Last Night in Soho." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Parisa Taghizadeh, Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service What begins as a paean to the London of the swinging 60s rapidly turns into something more menacing as a psychic fashion student (Thomasin McKenzie) in the present-day British capital who is obsessed with the earlier era journeys back to it in a series of dreams during which she witnesses scenes […]

Continue reading

“Eternals” (Disney)

Kumail Nanjiani stars in a scene from the movie "Eternals." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Marvel Studios)

By Catholic News Service Director and co-writer Chloé Zhao’s big but empty Marvel Comics adaptation follows an ensemble of alien superheroes (most prominently Gemma Chan and Richard Madden) dispatched to Earth by a higher power (voice of David Kaye) thousands of years ago to protect humans from marauding monsters. After discovering in the present day […]

Continue reading

“Antlers” (Searchlight)

Keri Russell stars in a scene from the movie "Antlers." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Set in an impoverished community in rural Oregon, this deeply unsettling horror film charts the efforts of a middle school teacher (Keri Russell) to discover what’s behind the strange behavior of a troubled student (Jeremy T. Thomas) whose mysterious travails eventually turn out to be connected to a series of bizarre […]

Continue reading
SPALDING PASTORAL CENTER | 419 NE MADISON AVENUE | PEORIA, IL 61603 | PHONE (309) 671-1550 | FAX (309) 671-1595
© Copyright 2021 - The Catholic Post || 2 || All Rights Reserved || Design by TBare.com