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Last Updated: January 13, 2017

Saban's Power Rangers
March 24, 2017

A Saturday morning children's show gets its third big-screen treatment with "Saban's Power Rangers" (Lionsgate).

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Beauty and the Beast
March 17, 2017

Disney's live-action adaptation of its beloved 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" arrives in theaters amid a swirl of controversy over the updating of one of its characters into an openly gay man.

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Kong: Skull Island
March 10, 2017

With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread -- an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience -- "Kong: Skull Island" (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie. 

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March 9, 2017

Moviegoers unwise enough to take in a showing of "Logan" (Fox), the 10th installment of the Marvel Comics-based X-Men series, will discover that the very first word of the dialogue is a four-letter one beginning with "F" and the last image of the film is sacrilegious.

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The Shack
March 3, 2017

The Shack" (Summit), director Stuart Hazeldine's screen version of William Paul Young's best-selling novel, represents a serious effort to tackle the problem of evil from a Christian perspective. As such, it will be welcomed by believers.

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Rock Dog
February 24, 2017

"You ain't nothin' but a hound dog," Elvis Presley famously crooned six decades ago. That pretty well describes "Rock Dog" (Summit Premiere), a feeble animated comedy about a canine with unlikely musical aspirations.

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Two best picture nominees new on DVD and Blu-ray
February 24, 2017
The following are capsule reviews from Catholic News Service of new and recent video releases available on DVD and/or Blu-ray -- as well as for online viewing. Theatrical movies have a Catholic News Service classification and Motion Picture Association of America rating. These classifications refer only to the theatrical version of the films below, and do not take into account any extra content.
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The Great Wall
February 17, 2017

Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou's visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure "The Great Wall" (Universal).

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