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The Great Wall
The Great Wall CNS photo by Universal
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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Video releases for Feb. 15, 2017
February 15, 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.

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John Wick: Chapter 2
John Wick: Chapter 2
February 10, 2017

The stylized, nearly cartoonish nihilism and resulting high body count in "John Wick: Chapter 2" (Lionsgate) create most of the apparent appeal of this second drama about a professional assassin.

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'Superior Donuts,' Mondays, 9-9:30 p.m. EST, CBS
February 10, 2017

The outstanding chemistry between lead actors Judd Hirsch and Jermaine Fowler sustains "Superior Donuts," CBS' promising -- if uneven -- new comedy.

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The Lego Batman Movie
The Lego Batman Movie
February 10, 2017
Moonlight
February 8, 2017

Considered as an exploration of the African-American experience in contemporary society, writer-director Barry Jenkins' powerfully understated drama "Moonlight" (A24) makes a compelling statement. 

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The Comedian
February 8, 2017

If a movie's going to be titled "The Comedian" (Sony Classics), and the phrase isn't intended ironically, since the film is about a stand-up comic, the audience has a right to expect that some mirth, at least, awaits therein.

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Video releases for Feb. 8, 2017
February 8, 2017
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