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“Halloween Kills” (Universal)

James Jude Courtney stars as Michael Myers in a scene from the movie "Halloween Kills." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Ryan Green, Universal Pictures)

By Catholic News Service Together with his script collaborators, Scott Teems and Danny McBride, director and co-writer David Gordon Green makes a ponderous effort to dignify this slaughterfest with a message about mass hysteria, the danger of mobs and vigilantism. As a result, the follow-up to his 2018 reboot of a 40-year-old horror series alternates […]

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“Playing With Fire” (Paramount)

John Cena and Christian Convery star in a scene from the movie "Playing With Fire." The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents. (CNS/Paramount)

By Catholic News Service Generally harmless but painfully unfunny comedy in which the superintendent (John Cena) of a group of smokejumpers (Keegan-Michael Key, John Leguizamo and Tyler Mane) gives temporary shelter at their rural headquarters to a teen girl (Brianna Hildebrand) and her two younger siblings (Christian Convery and Finley Rose Slater) after their family’s […]

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