Plodding, repetitive, replete with technobabble nonsense and lifeless action, this is easily the worst-written of any of the 20 to-date MCU offerings.
An opportunity to re-examine ‘70s attitudes through the lens of ‘10s perceptions, "BlacKkKlansman" is equally entertaining and disturbing.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Carlos Lopez Estrada
Cast: Daveed Diggs, Rafael Casal, Janina Gavankar, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Ethan Embry, Tisha Campbell-Martin
A compelling film with much to say about subjects like gentrification and race – things it approaches with a mix of wit and seriousness.
Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Romance
Director: Jon M. Chu
Cast: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Sonoya Mizuno
Although the humor is variable, the romance is consistent and that allows the film to go down smoothly even if it takes an inordinately long time to do so.
As the credits roll with most of the major plot threads unresolved, the frustration is palpable when one recognizes that there will be no second installment.
Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Bo Burnham
Cast: Elsie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Emily Robinson, Jake Ryan, Fred Hechinger, Catherine Oliviere, Daniel Zolghadri
Unsentimental, non-glamorized, and unclouded by the usual overlay of rose-colored nostalgia, this is a raw but rewarding motion picture.
Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Anton Fuqua
Cast: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman, Jonathan Scarfe, Orson Bean, Ashton Sanders
A solid follow-up to "The Equalizer" and an effectively understated entry into the 2018 summer movie sweepstakes.
The idiotic ending doesn’t redeem the uneven middle portion. The film's biggest problem is identified by the title.
Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Brad Bird
Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Huck Milner, Catherine Keener, Bob Odenkirk, Samuel L. Jackson
Gives us a chance to reconnect with characters we fell for in 2004 and discover that, although we may have aged, our affinity for them remains constant.
Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-29
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Debra Granik
Cast: Ben Foster, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie
Occasionally uplifting and sometimes heartbreaking, it is nothing less than sublime.
The first movie does a better job of everything this one does rendering the second installment redundant – painless but purposeless.
Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-20
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Animated
Director: Mari Okada
Cast: Manaka Iwami, Miyu Irino, Yuki Kaji, Ai Kayano, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Yoko Hikasa
Despite the fantasy setting and aesthetic, it’s a human tale about relatable characters with real emotions.
By failing to embrace the absurdity of the situation, the movie sets itself up as just another summer blockbuster-of-the-week.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Peter Berg
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, John Malkovich, Ronda Rousey, Carlo Alban, Sam Medina
Delivers precisely what’s expected from a violent, escapist action film and does so with brevity and shock power.
Proves that this kind of adrenaline-fueled spy thriller isn’t dead – it just needs a strong leading man and an accomplished director.
Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Cast: Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone, Kyle Mooney, Joel Allen
It’s supposed to be a screwball comedy but someone forgot to include the laughs.
An alien invasion film that makes "Independence Day" look smart.
Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-27
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Marc Turtletaub
Cast: Kelly MacDonald, Irrfan Khan, David Denham, Austin Abrams, Bubba Weiler
Although the screenplay is at times antiseptic, few roles could be better to showcase the capabilities of the talented Kelly Macdonald.
Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Matthew Ross
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Ana Ularu, Pasha D. Lychnikoff, Eugene Lipinski, Molly Ringwald
Despite drawbacks related to the casting of Keanu Reeves, "Siberia" is well-paced, offers instances of tension, and doesn’t cheat at the end.
Retains the edge-of-the-seat and nihilistic qualities of its predecessor, but there are shifts to the overall tone, which is neither as stark nor as ominous.
A simple story with lots of visual pizzazz and little in the way of complexity or intelligence is a great way to lure viewers of all nationalities into theaters.
Although the production is too long and overreaches, it has a bizarre, crazy appeal that’s difficult to shrug off.
The biggest crime of "The Spy Who Dumped Me" isn’t its dearth of humor or reliance on an unimaginative espionage plot but the way it wastes the talents of its leads.
Although "The Swan" can boast impressive visuals, it’s less sure when charting Sol’s emotional journey.
Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Stephen Susco
Cast: Colin Woodell, Stephanie Nogueras, Rebecca Rittenhouse, Betty Gabriel, Savina Windyani, Connor Del Rio, Andrew Lees
One of the bleakest films of 2018 and shouldn’t be seen by anyone expecting a few lighthearted jump-scares.
Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2018-06-08
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Morgan Neville
Cast: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Joe Negri, David Newell, Yo-Yo Ma
Functions as a time machine to take the viewer back to the days of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” while re-introducing the man who functioned as a friend/mentor/father-figure.