"Alien: Covenant" has enough of what made Alien great to deliver two hours of big-budget sci-fi/horror entertainment.
Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-03-17
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Bill Condon
Cast: Emma Watson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Josh Gad, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Stanley Tucci
This “tale as old as time” wasn’t made to stand the test of time but to satisfy the craving of the moment.
Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Bill Paxton, Glenne Headly, Patton Oswalt, Ellar Coltrane
Has difficulty wedding its collage of ideas with a compelling narrative.
Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2017-05-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Stella Meghie
Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson, Anika Noni Rose, Ana de la Reugera, Taylor Hickson, Danube R. Hermosillo
As YA romances go – and there are plenty to choose from – this is a lesser option.
“Dumbing down” was coined for productions like this: big, splashy, testosterone-fueled monstrosities.
Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Armie Hammer, Sharlto Copley, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson, Sam Riley, Michael Smiley, Jack Reynor, Noah Taylor, Babou Ceesay
A superior alternative to the big-name, bloated action films hogging the largest screens in most multiplexes.
Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan, McKenna Grace, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate
Emotionally satisfying and, excepting some contortions during the final act, intellectually rewarding.
At best made-for-TV quality with stars too big to allow it to go directly where it belongs.
Marvel’s mainline superheroes may have fallen into a rut but that ailment hasn’t afflicted this group of mismatched misfits.
This is the Origin of King Arthur According to Guy Ritchie and, if nothing else, it’s kinetic and attention-grabbing.
This is like no superhero movie we have ever before seen. Nor is there likely to be another one of this sort anytime soon.
With too much material to fit into a 141-minute movie, there are times when the approach feels superficial.
Equal parts mesmerizing and perplexing, intriguing and frustrating.
Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Terry George
Cast: Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Christian Bale, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Angela Sarafya
Although at times overwrought and overtly manipulative, the film as a whole is like a kick to the gut.
The film’s structure is suspect and its ability to develop a bond between the viewer and the characters is strained.
"Snatched" is a little like an Amy Schumer stand-up routine: sometimes edgy, occasionally hilarious, and lessened by the bits that fall flat.
"T2" has targeted a small audience and the group that thinks Boyle has again found greatness will be smaller still.
A stirring drama that incorporates lighter moments with scenes of deeply felt tragedy.