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NEW YORK (CNS) — Harsh events unfold in the gritty setting of sci-fi action thriller “Lucy,” making this breakneck movie a suitable ride for grown-ups with seasoned judgment. The title character’s deepening insights have more to do with a low-rent Zen Buddhism than with revealed religion.
NEW YORK (CNS) — The indignities of romance in one’s 60s entwine with a mortifyingly weak and implausible script for two aging actors in “And So It Goes” (Clarius).
Three new books help Catholics and all Christians learn about Mary, spend time with her in shrines and rely upon the Mother of God during hard times.
NEW YORK (CNS) — To describe “Boyhood” (IFC) as unique is to underestimate a film that was shot in 39 days over the course of 12 years.
“Valiant Hearts” challenges the video gaming industry, which is overflowing with violence and explicit adult content. This game, set in World War I, achieves a high level of artistry, is fun to play and informative — especially in showing the effects of hapless men facing the machines of war.
“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is that rare sequel that surpasses the original in action, adventure, and 3-D animation. Kids will love the characters and action, and adults will get the inside jokes.
NEW YORK (CNS) — Competent pop tunes are strung together by a hackneyed plot line in the romantic comedy “Begin Again” (Weinstein).
The long and winding “The Restoration of Rome” brings readers to the point — if they ever finish it — where they see how the bishop of Rome was the one to restore Rome’s empire rather than the political rulers Theodoric, Justinian and Charlemagne, despite the great efforts of these three.
NEW YORK (CNS) — “Miracleman,” a 1980s British comic currently being reissued by Marvel, was an attempt at deconstructing superhero cliches. Violent and depressing, the series tells a story that’s often as dated and hackneyed as the Superman tropes it seeks to dismantle.