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Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-10-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Comedy
Director: Jonathan Watson
Cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny McBride, Lolli Sorenson, Luke Wilson, Elizabeth Gillies

A tonal mess and its inconsistencies make it a frustrating viewing experience.

Run Time: 3:02
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-19
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
Director: Michael Anderson
Cast: David Niven, Cantinflas, Shirley MacLaine, Robert Newton

With its lazy, somnambulant pace and endless stream of cameos, "Around the World in 80 Days" seems to be unfolding in real time (although it boasts stunning visuals).

With an unwavering devotion to spectacle and action, the film throws down a gauntlet where this kind of mass team-up is concerned.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Dean Devlin
Cast: Robert Sheehan, David Tennant, Kerry Condon, Carlito Olivero, Jacqueline Byers

A nicely twisty thriller replete with Hitchcockian elements that is spoiled by the string of thriller clichés resulting in a lackluster ending.

Run Time: 3:42
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-10-06
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Adventure
Director: William Wyler
Cast: Charlton Heston, Stephen Boyd, Haya Harareet, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith, Martha Scott, Cathy O’Donnell, Sam Jaffe

While its grandiose visuals remain impressive and the chariot race has lost none of its energy and excitement, "Ben-Hur" is overlong and bloated.

This is what ‘80s comedies were and all of them, "Better Off Dead" included, are more valuable today as time capsules than as artistic endeavors.

Its ability to tickle the funny bone and warm the heart allow it to work as a traditional rom-com even if the participants are older than is the norm for the genre.

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.

Despite lacking the freshness of 2016 feature, the sequel is funny, energetic, and determined not to take itself seriously.

Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.