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The musical sequences throb with energy and this allows "We Are Your Friends" to maintain its trajectory when its momentum flags.

Run Time: 1:24
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Noah Baumbach
Cast: Lola Kirke, Greta Gerwig, Matthew Shear

When film-goers speak of New York-based indies as having become insular and pretentious, "Mistress America" is an example of what they're referring to.

"No Escape" is a throwback to an era when thriller were defined by suspense and tension rather than overblown action and special effects-enhanced stunts.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images, Profanity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Ciaran Foy
Cast: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Daniel Sloan, Dartanian Sloan, Lea Coco

More like an unnecessary retread than an organic extension of the original.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Aleksander Bach
Cast: Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware, Zachary Quinto, Ciaran Hinds

More interested in providing brief distractions than a full-bodied experience.

The movie is replete with bloody encounters, sly asides, and one-liners, but the tone is awkward and uneven.

Guy Ritchie directs with a deft touch, allowing things to move at a rapid clip while maintaining a light, sometimes humorous tone.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton

The psychological thriller "The Gift" subverts the "Fatal Attraction" genre by sprinkling it with a little "Usual Suspects" flavoring.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2015-08-07
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Josh Trank
Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, Reg E. Cathey

As a superhero movie, it falls into the "adequate" range of the spectrum - neither memorable nor forgettable.

An entertaining diversion - a good way to pass a couple of hours as late summer evenings lengthen - but not much more.