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“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” (Columbia)

This is a scene from the movie "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Sony Pictures)

By Catholic News Service The sequel to 2018’s “Venom,” directed by Andy Serkis, is two films in one: a raucous buddy comedy about an investigative journalist (Tom Hardy) and the eponymous alien lizard learning to coexist, and a loud and violent action thriller with multiple villains, all worthy of the Marvel comic source material. An […]

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” (Disney)

Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo and Joonas Suotamo plays Chewbacca in a scene from the movie "Solo: A Star Wars Story." The Catholic News Service classification, A-III -- adults. (CNS/Disney)

By Catholic News Service The origins and early adventures of future freebooter Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) are explored in this pleasing but insubstantial addition to the blockbuster franchise. Indebted to one of the villainous chiefs (Paul Bettany) of the intergalactic crime syndicate that has ensnared his childhood sweetheart (Emilia Clarke), the skilled but boastful pilot […]

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“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Fox Searchlight)

Sam Rockwell and Frances McDormand star in a scene from the movie "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri." The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. (CNS/Fox)

By Catholic News Service Enraged by the stalled investigation into the gruesome rape and murder of her daughter, an embittered woman (a majestic Frances McDormand) plasters the structures of the title with signs attacking the local police, specifically targeting their widely loved chief (Woody Harrelson). Her action sets off a small-scale civil war in the […]

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