Movie Reviews

Movie Reviews

Movie Review: 'Minions'

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 yellow, capsule-shaped creatures whose endearing presence in the background contributed to the success of both 2010's "Despicable Me" and its rather unimaginatively titled 2013 sequel, "Despicable Me 2."


Movie Review: 'Faith of Our Fathers'

NEW YORK (CNS) -- "No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends" (Jn 15:13). That's the overarching theme of "Faith of Our Fathers" (Pure Flix), a well-intentioned but awkwardly uneven account of Christianity's impact on two generations of families.


Hollywood producer and actress share stories about their faith journeys

One of the most desperate characters in “Do You Believe?” is a young man headed for a life of crime but knowing deep in his heart that what he is doing is wrong.  He comes face to face with a gentleman who once walked in his shoes. The wise man, who had chosen God’s path toward forgiveness and redemption, implores the lost soul to do the same and imparts these words: “You have to choose to take the first step, and it will change your life.”


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A-I — general patronage
A-II — adults and adolescents
A-III — adults
A-IV — adults, with reservations
L — limited adult audiences, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling
O — morally offensive (MPAA)

Motion Picture Association of America:

G — general audiences, all ages admitted
PG — parental guidance suggested, some material may not be suitable for children
PG-13 — parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13
R — restricted, under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian
NC-17 — no one 17 and under admitted (age limit may vary in certain areas)