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An example of how even the most promising animated franchises can hit a wall if allowed to continue too long.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Sofia Coppola
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Emma Howard

Despite having been feted at Cannes 2017, Coppola isn’t working at the level where she once toiled.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-30
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Nick Hamm
Cast: Timothy Spall, Colm Meaney, Freddie Highmore, John Hurt, Toby Stephens, Ian Beattie, Catherine McCormack

The movie contains some tremendous individual scenes but the whole isn’t better than the sum of its parts.

Works as a fantasy, an adventure, a dark comedy, a story of love between a girl and her pet, and a vicious satire.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzalez, CJ Jones, Flea, Lanny Joon

Its combination of good pacing and a willingness to tell a story remind us of what summer movies once were.

An orgy of incoherence, a sensory assault that suffocates the viewer in a cavalcade of special effects incontinence.

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-16
MPAA Rating: "G"
Genre: Animated
Director: Brian Fee
Cast: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion, Larry the Cable Guy, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman

"Cars 3" has saved the best for last and will deflect the concerns of those who think this series has taken too many extra laps.

Comedy in the vein of "The Hangover" with a little "Weekend at Bernie’s" thrown in for good measure.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-10-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Colin Trevorrow
Cast: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Dean Norris, Maddie Ziegler, Sarah Silverman, Lee Pace

This film’s tone is so inconsistent as to cause whiplash and it frequently substitutes emotional manipulation for intelligence.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-09-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Brett Haley
Cast: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Nick Offerman, Krysten Ritter, Katharine Ross

More about character and performance - specifically, a career-best turn for Sam Elliott as Lee Hayden - than narrative.