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Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: July 6, 2010

Movies

Here are the latest capsule movie reviews from Catholic News Service (CNS). In addition to Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) ratings, these reviews include faith-based CNS classifications and summaries of the key film elements on which the classifications are based. 

Reviews of hundreds of older films also are available on the USCCB Web site.

Click here to view a list of CNS classifications and MPAA ratings.


July 8, 2010
“Predators” (Fox)
“Predators” (Fox)

Dreary sci-fi sequel in which a random collection of human warriors and criminals (most prominently Adrien Brody, Alice Braga and Topher Grace) find themselves unwillingly and mysteriously parachuted into a jungle

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July 6, 2010
'Despicable Me' (Universal)
'Despicable Me' (Universal)

NEW YORK (CNS) -- This enchanting 3-D animated comedy about a slightly wicked but ultimately softhearted rogue (voice of Steve Carell) follows his rivalry with a nerdy newcomer (voice of Jason Segel) for the title of world’s most terrible villain

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July 1, 2010
"The Last Airbender” (Paramount)
"The Last Airbender” (Paramount)

Strained 3-D fantasy adventure, set in an alternate world where some human beings have the power to “bend,” that is, control, one of the basic elements of fire, earth, air and water,

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June 30, 2010
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (Summit)
“The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” (Summit)

A well-behaved vampire (Robert Pattinson) and an equally courtly werewolf (Taylor Lautner) overcome their natural antipathy and temporarily unite to protect the teen mortal (Kristen Stewart) they both love

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June 28, 2010
"Grown Ups" (Columbia)

Meandering, scattershot comedy, of interest mainly to devoted Adam Sandler fans, in which co-writer Sandler and director Dennis Dugan set out to tell the tale of five friends

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June 28, 2010
"Knight and Day" (Fox)
"Knight and Day" (Fox)

This good-natured, though intermittently violent, action-and-romance combo sees an everyday woman (Cameron Diaz) unwittingly caught up in the conflict between a highly skilled but apparently rogue CIA agent (Tom Cruise)

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June 21, 2010
"The A-Team" (Fox)
"The A-Team" (Fox)

Explosively noisy, stunt-laden, cheesy and somehow engrossing film based on the TV series in the 1980s without that program's self-mocking humor.

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June 21, 2010
"Jonah Hex" (Warner Bros.)
"Jonah Hex" (Warner Bros.)

The popular DC Comics series springs to life with a bang as the title character, a Civil War soldier turned bounty hunter and drifter, seeks revenge on the man who killed his family and left him disfigured.

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June 21, 2010
"Toy Story 3" (Disney/Pixar)
"Toy Story 3" (Disney/Pixar)

A satisfying, action-packed conclusion to the "Toy Story" trilogy that offers valuable lessons in the importance of family, friendship, and destiny.

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June 14, 2010
"Killers" (Lionsgate)
"Killers" (Lionsgate)

Very much the definition of mindless fun, only if you enjoy anything Ashton Kutcher says or does.

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