Just as blanket-loving Linus succeeds, each year, in pointing small-screen viewers toward the real meaning of Dec. 25 — by the sound method of quoting the Gospel of Luke — so hapless Charlie Brown (voice of Noah Schnapp) teaches moviegoers a lesson about divine providence and the power of prayer at the climax of this latest "Peanuts" outing.

The widespread esteem in which Francis is held — both within and beyond the confines of the church — has made him something of a sanctified staple on the big screen.

One year after 10 local Catholic men ventured to Spain, a documentary about their life-changing pilgrimage held a packed theater spellbound.

The dog days of summer may inspire the urge to get away from it all. Wise moviegoers, however, will not seek their relief in "Vacation" (Warner Bros.), a dog of a comedy that happily rolls around in all manner of muck. NEW YORK (CNS) — Fillet it how you will, "Minions" (Universal) is a rare treat. This bright 3-D animated comedy traces the history of the...

That's the overarching theme of "Faith of Our Fathers" — laying down a life for a friend — is well-intentioned but presents an awkwardly uneven account of Christianity's impact on two generations of families.

While the tiniest film fans might be put off by the peril in which its characters occasionally find themselves, the splendid comedy "Inside Out" (Disney) offers all others outstanding entertainment founded on strong values. Guardian Angels are always on the job, even when they are in school. Family Theater Productions’ newest faith-based short film features two young spirits...

"Noble," which will debut on 150 screens nationwide May 8, tells the story of an Irish woman with an indomitable spirit. It took another Irish woman with the same kind of spirit to make the movie.

"Cinderella" (Disney) injects vibrant new life into a venerable fairy tale. The result is an exuberant live-action retelling of the oft-filmed fable.


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