The overpolished screenplay and overuse of directorial flourishes hamper the viewer’s enjoyment of what should have been a pretty straightforward caper-style crime film.

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2020-01-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action
Director: Adil El Arbi, Billal Fallah
Cast: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Joe Pantoliano, ...

It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: War
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman

A war movie of uncommon vision - by turns startling, gut-wrenching, exhausting, and satisfying.

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Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson, Rafe Spall, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Despite the whiff of “Oscar bait” surrounding the production, it’s a well-made, affecting tale about do-gooders who do good rather than merely muddying the waters.

Will likely satisfy audiences who go in with appropriately established expectations because, for what it is, the film is solidly entertaining.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane
Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Reba McEntire

The filmmakers seem unconcerned about appealing to anyone who isn’t a 9-year old boy; aside from the occasional throw-away line, there’s little here to interest adults.

Because of the strength of the acting (Ronan’s in particular) and Gerwig’s unusual reworking of the novel’s chronology and ending, it deserves to be seen.

Acting is the reason to see "Bombshell" and it starts with Charlize Theron.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2019-12-20
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Tom Hooper
Cast: Francesca Hayward, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden, Rebel Wilson, Laurie Davidson

An individual’s appreciation may rest on a previous love of the stage play; others are more likely to throw up a hairball than purr in contentment.

The last "Star Wars" movie is the most bloated and least satisfying of all the main-line adventures.