The film contains strong sexual content, including pornographic images and masturbation, drug use and pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
By John Mulderig NEW YORK (CNS) — The Swiss spa that serves as the primary setting for the creepy, but otherwise pointless horror exercise “A Cure for Wellness” (Fox) operates, it seems, on the Hotel California plan. As fans of the Eagles’ 1977 hit will recall, that means, “you can check out anytime you like; […]
The stylized, nearly cartoonish nihilism and resulting high body count in “John Wick: Chapter 2” (Lionsgate) create most of the apparent appeal of this second drama about a professional assassin.
In 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” Will Arnett voiced an amusingly self-absorbed version of Gotham City’s Dark Knight. With the entertaining spinoff “The Lego Batman Movie” (Warner Bros.), Arnett’s character, together with his inflated ego, takes center stage.
The film contains excessive sexual content, including aberrant acts, graphic activity and much nudity, several uses of profanity and occasional rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
By Kurt Jensen NEW YORK (CNS) — If a movie’s going to be titled “The Comedian” (Sony Classics), and the phrase isn’t intended ironically, since the film is about a stand-up comic, the audience has a right to expect that some mirth, at least, awaits therein. Well, more’s the pity. With Robert De Niro as […]
Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins’ powerfully understated drama “Moonlight” (A24) makes a compelling statement.
There’s something about being tossed down a well and left for dead that can make a girl really cranky.
The director, Peter Chelsom, and screenwriter Allan Loeb waste a promising premise as they imagine the life story of Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), the first human born on Mars. Moral blemishes mar the science fiction-tinged romance “The Space Between Us” (STX), making it unsuitable for youngsters and teens.