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“Rambo: Last Blood” (Lionsgate)

Adriana Barraza and Sylvester Stallone star in a scene from the movie "Rambo: Last Blood." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Lionsgate)

By Catholic News Service Bleak, absurdly brutal swan song for the character of the title, first played by Sylvester Stallone in 1982. Working from a script by Stallone and Matthew Cirulnick, director Adrian Grunberg relies on the old trick of setting up easy-to-hate villains, then doling out their presumably just desserts. In this case, it’s […]

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“Creed II” (MGM)

Sylvester Stallone, Wood Harris, Michael B. Jordan and Jacob Duran star in a scene from the movie "Creed II." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/MGM)

By Catholic News Service Viewers will know what to expect from this extension of the “Rocky” franchise long before they buy a ticket. Yet the tried and true, against-the-odds formula still works somehow. Early on in this chapter of the saga, the boxer of the title (Michael B. Jordan), with the help of his hard-driving […]

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