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Movie Reviews

20180629T1107 0401 CNS MOVIE REVIEW ANT MAN 800Paul Rudd stars in a scene from the movie "Ant-Man and the Wasp." (CNS photo/Marvel Studios) NEW YORK (CNS) -- There's plenty of humor and action in the fast-paced sci-fi adventure "Ant-Man and the Wasp" (Disney).

20180710T1148 18259 CNS MOVIE REVIEW HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 250Animated characters appear in the movie "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation." (CNS photo/Sony) NEW YORK (CNS) -- Like the excursion around which it's built, the animated kids' comedy "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" (Sony) makes for a pleasant diversion.

20180620T1132 0522 CNS MOVIE REVIEW JURRASIC WORLD 800 1Chris Pratt stars in a scene from the movie "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS photo/Universal Pictures)

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Apparently, it's time to check in again with everybody's favorite prehistoric era, because here comes "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (Universal).

Director J.A. Bayona's follow-up to the 2015 reboot of the hugely successful franchise ratchets up the mayhem and adds a bit more gore but keeps the on-again, off-again central romance refreshingly innocent.

20180614T1221 0175 CNS MOVIE REVIEW TAG 800Jake Johnson, Ed Helms, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm and Annabelle Wallis star in a scene from the movie "Tag." (CNS photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)

NEW YORK (CNS) -- Some rituals of childhood bonding are best left in the past. The cringe-inducing "Tag" (Warner Bros.) is a perfect example. 

20180607T0954 17910 CNS MOVIE REVIEW NEIGHBOR 800Fred Rogers, the much-loved children's television figure, who died in 2003, right, is pictured with David Newell, as Speedy Delivery's Mr. McFeely, in the documentary "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (CNS photo/Lynn Johnson, Focus Features) NEW YORK (CNS) -- First off, to answer everyone's question about "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (Focus), the cheerful and reverent documentary about Fred Rogers, creator and host of the PBS stalwart "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood": Will it make you cry?