FILMS: Muppets Most Wanted

Viewers of almost any age will find themselves well rewarded for tracking down "Muppets Most Wanted."

Free Birds: Intense, good fun with a tasty resolution

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Parents be warned: Your kids will want you to revise the Thanksgiving dinner menu once they see "Free Birds" (Relativity),...

FILMS: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Those super-sentient simians are back in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes."
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‘Chasing the Moon,’ July 8 on PBS

1969 was a key year for NASA with the moon landing. For some perspective, that same year also saw the following emerge: "Sesame Street," PBS, ATMs and the Diocese of Phoenix.

FILMS: Football film shows players to ‘stand tall’ in game of life

It seems that making a non-animated movie without an abundance of adult language and relationships or excessive violence is a tall order for Hollywood, but it’s one that “When the Game Stands Tall” (Sony Pictures) successfully tackles.

FILMS: The Lego Movie

With their lively 3-D animated adventure "The Lego Movie" (Warner Bros.), they not only deliver a diverting eye-catcher for both young and old, they also manage to incorporate a surprisingly pointed satire of conformist consumerism into the proceedings.

Film revisits the many sides of Mexico’s Cristero Rebellion

MEXICO CITY (CNS) -- Even as modern-day church-state relations improve, the impact of Mexico's three-year Cristero Rebellion in the 1920s on the Catholic Church...

Mexican ‘Cristero’ fight relevant to actor’s Cuban heritage

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In the upcoming movie "For Greater Glory," Catholic actor Andy Garcia plays a Mexican Revolution-era general lured out of retirement a...

FILMS: The Monuments Men

Western civilization owes an incalculable debt to the real-life figures behind the fact-based World War II drama "The Monuments Men" (Columbia). Yet, despite honorable intentions and a cast of heavy hitters, this cinematic salute to their memory falls well short of the monumental.

FILMS: ‘The Raven’: A Grisly depiction of murders from Edgar Allan Poe’s works

NEW YORK (CNS) -- The macabre musings of Edgar Allan Poe have been adapted for the screen numerous times. In the latest instance, Baltimore's...