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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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“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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“Crawl” (Paramount)

Barry Pepper and Kaya Scodelario star in a scene from the movie "Crawl." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service Gory horror flick, set in Florida, traps a semi-estranged father (Barry Pepper) and daughter (Kaya Scodelario) in a basement crawl space that’s rapidly being flooded by a hurricane and pits them against a host of man-eating alligators. Those not put off by watching the main characters be gnawed on and the […]

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“Friend Request” (Entertainment Studios)

Alycia Debnam-Carey and Liesl Ahlers star in a scene from the movie "Friend Request." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Second-rate horror flick in which a popular college student (Alycia Debnam-Carey) briefly befriends an isolated peer (Liesl Ahlers), dumps her when she behaves too strangely, and then is shaken to hear that the young woman has killed herself. But death fails to stop the occult-loving loner: Wreaking revenge from beyond the […]

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