Movie Reviews by
the U.S. Bishops'
Office for Film & Broadcasting
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
NEW YORK (CNS) -- The time has come, it seems, to return to Panem, the dystopian North American nation that provides the setting for the satisfying action sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (Lionsgate), just as it did for the 2012 first installment in the series.
NEW YORK (CNS) -- "Delivery Man" (DreamWorks) is a morally paradoxical comedy that begins with an objectively sinful premise, but then follows a thoroughly ethical trajectory as its protagonist tries to cope with the consequences of his misguided actions.
Thor: The Dark World
NEW YORK (CNS) -- Wielding his mighty hammer, the "God of Thunder" returns with a vengeance in "Thor: The Dark World" (Disney), a rousing 3-D adventure based on the popular Marvel Comics series.
NEW YORK (CNS) -- What happens in Vegas goes oh-so-slowly and sedately in "Last Vegas" (CBS).
A geezer version of "The Hangover" films this is not. There's no gore or raunch, little mention of the physical indignities created by the passage of time, and only delicate references to sexual misbehavior that never occurs. If not for a loud party in a hotel's penthouse suite, this picture may as well be set in Altoona, Pa. -- or, for a really swinging time, Shippensburg.