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“I Am Patrick” (CBN)

John Rhys-Davies stars in "I Am Patrick," a docudrama screening in theaters for two nights only -- March 17, St. Patrick's Day, and March 18. The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/courtesy CBN)

By Catholic News Service Written and directed by Jarrod Anderson, this docudrama — subtitled “The Patron Saint of Ireland” — seeks to debunk many of the myths and legends that have grown up around its subject over the centuries and to capture who he really was as a man and a proclaimer of Christ.  The […]

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“Impractical Jokers: The Movie” (WarnerMedia)

By Catholic News Service On a road trip from their native Staten Island, New York, to Miami, the four comedians of the eponymous truTV series (Brian Quinn, Joe Gatto, James Murray and Sal Vulcano) compete in playing pranks on unsuspecting members of the public and on one another. The quality of the escapades in director […]

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“The Way Back” (Warner Bros.)

Ben Affleck and Melvin Gregg star in a scene from the movie "The Way Back." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Richard Foreman, Warner Bros. Entertainment)

By Catholic News Service Director Gavin O’Connor’s sports drama tells a story of hope and redemption after devastating loss. When the basketball coach at the Catholic high school he attended suffers a heart attack, a former hoops star-turned-alcoholic-construction-worker (Ben Affleck) reluctantly agrees to take over the program. As he exerts a positive influence on the […]

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“Emma” (Focus)

Anya Taylor-Joy stars in a scene from the movie "Emma." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Focus Features)

By Catholic News Service Delightful screen version of Jane Austen’s classic novel in which the young British gentlewoman of the title (Anya Taylor-Joy) tries her hand at matchmaking on behalf of a fortuneless friend (Mia Goth) while flirting with a visitor (Callum Turner) to her small country town and repeatedly locking horns with an old […]

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“The Invisible Man” (Universal)

Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen star in a scene from the movie "The Invisible Man." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Universal )

By Catholic News Service Shortly after escaping her maniacally possessive live-in boyfriend (Oliver Jackson-Cohen), a cutting-edge optics researcher, a former architect (fervent Elisabeth Moss) learns that he has killed himself and left her a sizable portion of his vast wealth. But a series of unsettling events soon convinces her that he faked his death and […]

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“Burden” (101 Studios)

Tom Wilkinson, Forest Whitaker and Usher Raymond, aka Usher, star in a scene from the movie "Burden." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/101 Studios)

By Catholic News Service Uplifting fact-based conversion story in which a veteran Ku Klux Klan member (Garrett Hedlund) falls for a more enlightened single mother (Andrea Riseborough) who eventually demands that he choose between his racist pals and his relationship with her. As he struggles with the consequences of renouncing his allegiance to the local […]

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“Brahms: The Boy II” (STX)

Christopher Convery stars in a scene from the movie "Brahms: The Boy II." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/STXfilms)

By Catholic News Service After being traumatized by a violent home invasion, a British businessman (Owain Yeoman), his American wife (Katie Holmes) and their young son (Christopher Convery) temporarily relocate from London to a house in the English countryside where the lad unearths an antique doll that turns out to be more terrorist than toy. […]

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“The Call of the Wild” (Twentieth Century)

Harrison Ford and a dog named Buck appear in the movie "The Call of the Wild." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Jack London’s beloved 1903 novel returns to the big screen for the seventh time in this computer-generated special effects extravaganza, directed by Chris Sanders. A pet St. Bernard-Scotch Collie mix dog is kidnapped from his California owner (Bradley Whitford) and shipped to the Yukon, where gold fever is raging, and large […]

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“Sonic the Hedgehog” (Paramount)

James Marsden and Sonic, voiced by Ben Schwartz, are seen in the movie "Sonic the Hedgehog." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service There’s something oddly mechanical and even maladroit about this adaptation of the Sega videogame. On a lengthy road trip from rural Montana to San Francisco, the super-speedy extraterrestrial character of the title (voice of Ben Schwartz) interacts with various humans, most prominently a sheriff (James Marsden) he’s befriended, while being pursued […]

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“Fantasy Island” (Sony)

Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell and Michael Pena star in a scene from the movie "Fantasy Island." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony)

By Catholic News Service Muddled horror flick transforms the TV drama series that aired in the late 1970s and early 1980s into a dark, incoherent mess. Under the supervision of the manager (Michael Pena) of a luxurious resort, an ensemble of guests (most prominently Maggie Q and Lucy Hale) lives out a variety of dream […]

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