Boo! A Madea Halloween

Going by "Boo! A Madea Halloween" (Lionsgate), Tyler Perry may be getting a little bored with his signature character. So this is a film best appreciated by die-hard Madea completists who won't mind that the plot is too casually constructed.

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Whatever else may be haunting the unconvincing horror prequel "Ouija: Origin of Evil" (Universal), a slavish devotion to logic is not its characteristic specter.

Book outlines false historical accusations against Catholic Church

The church, as a human institution, has been flawed and certainly found itself on the wrong side of history at times. But there also are accusations based on faulty information, misinterpretations, exaggerations and distortions of fact.

Movie review: Keeping Up With the Joneses

Despite its celebration of the lives of honest, decent, maritally committed suburbanites, awkward handling causes both the film's upright message and its humor to fall flat. What remains are some good intentions and fitful smiles.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back

One thing you can say for the title character in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" (Paramount), the fellow does enjoy a good punch in the face.

Baltimore exhibit of religious works of art offers ‘feast for the senses’

"The idea of the late medieval period is that the sense of engagement of the body would allow you to trigger your spiritual senses so that you feel a communion with God while you are still on earth," explained Martina Bagnoli, exhibition curator.

Movie review: Max Steel

Yet another action figure leaps off the toy store shelves and onto the big screen in "Max Steel" (Open Road), the coming-of-age chronicle of a Mattel-made superhero.

Well meaning ‘Voiceless’ ends as shrill tale of violence

Set in Philadelphia, the film's overheated tone and characters' questionable tactics in the struggle against abortion undercut what is meant to serve as a cinematic rallying cry for the protection of the innocent.

Movie review: The Accountant

In effect, the action-drama "The Accountant" (Warner Bros.) argues that those with autism have a license to kill as well as to abet a litany of other criminal activities.

Comic-commentator retraces de Tocqueville’s route to view America

On his tour through America in a blue Ford, Catholic John Fugelsang saw the economy's destructive power, but also a resilience from those who have been beaten back.