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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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The Lucky Ones

Rating: L (R) 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. Stranded at a stateside airport, three wounded Iraq War veterans (Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Pena) take an unplanned cross-country road trip during which […]

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Battle in Seattle

Rating: A-III (R) Engrossing docudrama (including some archival footage) about the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, as thousands of protesters, decrying the agency’s globalization policies — involving issues like environmentalism, fair trade and employment — clashed violently with police, turning the city into a virtual war zone and leading to the […]

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Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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. A pampered pooch (voice of Drew Barrymore) is kidnapped by a Mexican dog-fighting ring while on a junket in the custody of her doting owner’s […]

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Religulous

Rating: O (R) Comedian and TV host Bill Maher attacks spiritual beliefs and religion by traveling the globe interviewing officials and adherents of various faiths — Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Mormon, among them — subjecting all to ridicule. Ignoring both the good done by religious people and institutions and the millions murdered by militantly atheist […]

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Igor

Rating: A-I (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. Slight but entertaining animated horror spoof in which the titular character (voice of John Cusack), a hunchbacked assistant to an evil inventor (voice […]

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Lakeview Terrace

Rating: A-III (PG-13) NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Tensely absorbing racial drama about mixed-race newlyweds (Patrick Wilson and Kerry Washington) who move into a Southern California house next to a slyly threatening […]

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Burn After Reading

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. Witty dark caper comedy about hapless Washington-based gym employees (Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt) who find the memoirs of a fired CIA analyst […]

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College

Rating: O (R) NEW YORK (CNS) — Following is a capsule review of a movie recently reviewed by the Office for Film & Broadcasting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Salacious, smile-free teen comedy about three high school seniors (Drake Bell, Andrew Caldwell and Kevin Covais) on a weekend campus tour who opt to […]

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