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Nobel Son

Rating: L (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Convoluted and gritty thriller in which the slacker son (Bryan Greenberg) of an arrogant chemistry professor (Alan Rickman) and a forensic psychologist (Mary […]

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Role Models

Rating: O (R) A carefree salesman (Seann William Scott) and his caustic partner (Paul Rudd), sentenced to community service, ineptly mentor a tough-talking fifth-grader (Bobb’e J. Thompson) and a socially awkward teen (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). Despite a redemptive story line and some solid performances, director and co-writer David Wain’s buddy comedy — which also features Jane […]

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Four Christmases

Rating: A-III (PG-13) Routine comedy in which an airport shutdown ruins an unmarried couple’s (Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon) usual Christmas getaway, forcing them instead to spend the holiday visiting each of their divorced parents (Robert Duvall, Mary Steenburgen, Sissy Spacek and Jon Voight). Despite the innovative casting of dramatic actors in comic roles, documentarian […]

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Bolt

Rating: A-I (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following are capsule reviews of movies recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The canine star of a TV show (voice of John Travolta), raised to believe he has superpowers and that the program on which he continually […]

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Twilight

Rating: A-II (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Gothic romance about a self-possessed high school student (Kristen Stewart) who moves to Washington state to live with her divorced father (Billy Burke) […]

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The Haunting of Molly Hartley

Rating: L (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Tedious horror tale about a teenage girl (Haley Bennett) trying to recover from her mother’s (Marin Hinkle) inexplicable attempt to kill her with […]

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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

Rating: A-II (PG) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Four animal friends (voices of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer and Jada Pinkett Smith), stranded on the titular island, try to fly […]

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Saw V

Rating: O (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Sordid horror sequel in which an FBI agent (Scott Patterson) suspects a police detective (Costas Mandylor) of aiding a sadistic maniac (Tobin Bell) […]

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The Secret Life of Bees

Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Beautifully produced adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd’s best-seller set in South Carolina about a spiritual beekeeper (Queen Latifah) and her sisters (Alicia Keys […]

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W.

Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — The following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Largely speculative but generally absorbing dramatization of George W. Bush (an uncannily accurate Josh Brolin) making the decision to invade Iraq and its […]

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