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Video Views Extra: New Review of an Older Movie

The filmmakers underestimate the audience’s intelligence, delivering something cartoonish and unfunny that doesn’t work as a comedy, an action/adventure spoof, or much of anything else.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-10-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Isao Takahata
Cast: Miki Imai, Toshiro Yanagiba, Youko Honna, Daisy Ridley, Dev Patel, Alison Fernandez

The timeless quality of the story and animation make it as much a pleasure to see on the second or third time as it is on the first.

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Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror
Director: Gary Dauberman
Cast: McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife, Michael Cimino, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson

Quickly assembled with little concern for anything more than providing a funhouse experience in exchange for a few bucks.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-10-15
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Alexandre Aja
Cast: Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper

An old-fashioned B-grade monster movie made with 2019 technology.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-10-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Jon Favreau
Cast: Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Beyoncé, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner, John Oliver, Alfre Woodard

Although it qualifies as solid entertainment for a 2019 family with its technically superior look, the film struggles mightily to find the magic that came so easily to its predecessor.

A much different breed of horror than one typically finds in multiplexes, trading in jump scares for something longer and lingering.

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Trevor Nunn
Cast: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes, Tereza Srbova, Ben Miles

Although the story is interesting, the presentation isn’t. Individual scenes work but the movie as a whole doesn’t.

The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.

A respectable afterthought sequel that is paradoxically welcome and unnecessary.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-10-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Dev Patel, Radhika Apte, Jim Sarbh

An intriguing blend of globetrotting neo-noir and road trip plot elements, it often seems on the cusp of greatness without ever getting there.