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There are times when the movie seems quirky for quirkiness’ sake and the lead character comes across as an assemblage of tics and traits.

Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-18
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Melissa B. Miller
Cast: Brendan Meyer, Jemima Kirke, Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James, Harley Quinn Smith, Sam McCarthy

Offers a mix of honesty and artifice - some scenes simmer with truth; others are too obviously the construct of a screenplay.

Run Time: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, Julianna Margulies

The film’s predictability is offset by what Hart and Cranston bring to the proceedings.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jen McGowan
Cast: Hermione Corfield, Jay Paulson, Micah Hauptman, Sean O’Bryan, Daniel R. Hill, Jeremy Glazer

An uneven but ultimately satisfying thriller seamlessly blends horror and thriller elements across its 108-minute running time.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Adam Robitel
Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, Jay Ellis, Tyler Labine, Nik Dodani

During the final half hour, everything compelling about this low-budget thriller collapses in a miasma of idiocy.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-01-03
MPAA Rating: "G" (In Japanese with subtitles/dubbed)
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, Keiko Toda, Mieko Nobusawa, Koichi Miura

Charming and fully appropriate for viewers of all ages, it re-enforces the idea that animated movies don’t require villains to entertain.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Peter Hedges
Cast: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges Courtney B. Vance, Kathryn Newton, Rachel Bay Jones

By adding cumbersome elements to the narrative, it ultimately detracts from the core human story.

"Destroyer" keeps the tone dark, eschewing anything resembling a traditional crime story and allowing Nicole Kidman's performance to take front stage.

A well-paced science fiction action thriller with elements of drama, whimsy, and a strong inter-species buddy movie element.