It sloughs off the generic label that adheres to many films of the genre, providing an experience that is by turns exciting, emotional, and funny.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Musical/Romance/Comedy
Director: Dan Baron
Cast: Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, Donald Sutherland

A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Brendan Fletcher, Sasha Rossof

A standard-order action/thriller with adequate performances, occasional bursts of tension, awful dialogue, and a minimal narrative.

There are moments of pathos and deft comedy but, overall, "Before We Vanish" is overlong, poorly paced, and scattershot.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Extreme Violence)
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Director: Takashi Miike
Cast: Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki, Sota Fukushi, Hyato Ichihara, Erika Toda

Although a little too long, this bottled adrenaline delivers the kind of jolt that will excite action/samurai fans.

A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Andy Serkis
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Tom Hollander, Hugh Bonneville, Dean-Charles Chapman, Ed Speleers, Diana Rigg

Has moments of emotional resonance but the overall experience feels flat and familiar.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2017-10-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Lucky McKee
Cast: John Cusack, Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, Jacob Artist

Despite the "Deliverance" vibe that permeates the production, "Blood Money" delivers a bit more.

Science fiction that rivets the attention, excites the imagination, and engages the mind.

Disappointingly shallow and superficial, recreating events from an earlier era as the Hollywood of today would like them to be remembered.