“Dolittle” (Universal)

Robert Downey Jr. and a gorilla named Chee-Chee star in a scene from the movie "Dolittle." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Universal)

By Catholic News Service Chaotic comic adventure, loosely based on Hugh Lofting’s “Doctor Dolittle” books for children, about a physician-turned-veterinarian (Robert Downey Jr.) who has acquired the ability to communicate with the critters he treats. Having become a recluse after the death of his wife, he’s drawn out of seclusion when an attendant from Buckingham […]

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“Late Night” (Amazon)

Emma Thompson stars in a scene from the movie "Late Night." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Amazon Studios)

By Catholic News Service Decidedly improbable and scattershot comedic elements give this film the look of something that had its dents hammered out in the editing room. Even so, it’s still an uplifting story, scripted by Mindy Kaling, briskly directed by Nasha Ganatra and partly based on Kaling’s own experiences as a TV scribe trying […]

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