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A lackluster, hard-to-swallow police procedural with soap opera-ish subplots and flat characters.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-24
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy/Musical
Director: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad

For a movie about magic, that’s one element sorely lacking in this retread.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-17
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Wayne Roberts
Cast: Johnny Depp, Rosemarie DeWitt, Danny Huston, Zoey Deutch, Ron Livingston, Odessa Young

Presumably, director Wayne Roberts wants to say something profound but the message is muddled and the means by which it is presented are confused.

Run Time: 1:44
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-10
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Rob Letterman
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Justice Smith, Kathryn Newton, Howard Clifford, Ken Watanabe, Chris Geere

This isn’t a movie, it’s a cog in a multibillion-dollar media empire, a soulless feature-length example of product placement at its most blatant.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-03
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: AJ Jankel
Cast: Anna Paquin, Holliday Grainger, Emun Elliott, Gregor Selkirk, Lauren Lyle, Kate Dickie

The framing of characters is black-and-white and the far-too-pat ending offers an unearned resolution.

This example of prepackaged horror is so by-the-numbers that even the jump-scares don’t cause much of a jump.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Tina Gordon Chism
Cast: Marsai Martin, Issa Rae, Regina Hall

If it wasn’t for the charisma and screen presence of 13-year old Marsai Martin, "Little" would be damn near unwatchable.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2019-04-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Crucifixion)
Genre: Drama
Director: Garth Davis
Cast: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Cheiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim, Denis Menochet, Tcheky Karyo

Occupies a curious middle ground between philosophical arthouse movie and Easter-themed faith film.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Drama
Director: Michael Engler
Cast: Elizabeth McGovern, Haley Lu Richardson, Miranda Otto, Blythe Danner, Campbell Scott, Victoria Hill, Robert Fairchild

Despite being blessed with well-designed period sets and top-tier acting, this collaboration between writer Julian Fellowes and director Michael Engler is dramatically inert.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-06-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Torture, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Rupert Wyatt
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A weird cross between "District 9" and "The Battle of Algiers" that doesn’t do either of those apparent inspirations justice.