For those who feel superhero films have become stale and predictable, "Deadpool" provides as much of a shock to the system as the ice water bucket challenge.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Horror/Romance
Director: Burr Steers
Cast: Lily James, Sam Riley, Bella Heathcoate, ...

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a viewer in search of two hour’s quality entertainment won’t find it here.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2016-02-05
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Joel & Ethan Coen
Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Ralph Fiennes, ...

There are some good one-liners and offbeat moments but the goal is more to provoke chuckles than guffaws.

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Kids will appreciate what this has to offer. It provides a less fulfilling experience for older viewers, who may be diverted but are unlikely to be enthralled.

With expertly crafted high seas disaster sequences, "The Finest Hours" feels more like a summer spectacle than a winter throw-away.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2016-01-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama
Director: Laszlo Nemes
Cast: Geza Rohrig, Jerzy Walczak, Sandor Zsoter, Levente Molnar

"Son of Saul" is a powerful achievement but I don’t think I could sit through it more than once.

There seems to be little reason to see "The 5th Wave" unless you’re a fan of unfinished stories that likely will never be completed.

The movie is imperfect and overlong but it’s never boring.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2016-01-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Animated/Drama
Director: Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson
Cast: Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Thewlis, Tom Noonan

Charlie Kaufman at his best and worst, but at the very least a discussion-worthy animated feature.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2016-01-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Jason Zada
Cast: Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney, Yukiyoshi Ozawa

There will be worse titles released in 2016 but mediocrity of this sort isn’t an inspired way to start the new year.