“Scoob!” (Warner Bros.)

This is a scene from the animated movie "Scoob!" The Catholic News Service classification is A-II -- adults and adolescents.(CNS/Warner Bros.)

By Catholic News Service Bland animated addition to the Scooby-Doo franchise that began as a Saturday morning TV show in 1969. Opening with an origins story of the bond between a future laid-back beatnik (voice of Will Forte) and his faithful dog (voice of Frank Welker), director Tony Cervone’s adventure then jumps forward a decade […]

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“Instant Family” (Paramount)

Rose Byrne and Mark Wahlberg star in a scene from the movie "Instant Family." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Paramount Pictures)

By Catholic News Service After taking in three siblings (Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz and Julianna Gamiz) from foster care, a good-hearted couple (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) faces a series of challenges that disrupt their previously placid lifestyle and leave them wondering if they can cope with the commitment they’ve made. Drawing on his own […]

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“Mile 22” (STX)

Mark Wahlberg stars in a scene from the movie "Mile 22." The Catholic News Service classification is L -- limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling. (CNS/STX)

By Catholic News Service The sloppy, toxic mix of gunfire, explosions and cursing makes this difficult to endure and impossible to recommend. Director Peter Berg and screenwriter Lea Carpenter have carved a slight story of a CIA paramilitary team led by an agent (Mark Wahlberg) who’s permanently angry, scornful of diplomats and diplomacy, and prone […]

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