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Although the surface tone is breezy and cheeky, there’s a lot going on beneath the facade.

Stephen King fans can rejoice that Hollywood has done justice to one of the author’s scary books.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2017-11-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Matt Spicer
Cast: Aubrey Plaza, Elizabeth Olsen, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Wyatt Russell, Billy Magnussen

"Ingrid Goes West" is part comedy, part tragedy, part horror/thriller, and part social commentary.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2017-08-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence)
Genre: Animated
Director: Sunao Katabuchi
Cast: Rena Nounen, Magumi Han, Yoshimasa Hosoya, Natsuki Inaba, Minori Omi, Daisuke Ono

Eye-opening and humanizing, this is as atypical an animated feature as one is likely to find washing ashore in the United States.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 2017-06-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Trey Edward Shults
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Christopher Abbott, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Riley Keough

Doesn’t compromise and for those who love a grittier, less audience-friendly flavor of horror, it’s a must-see.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Irrfan Khan, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster, Ana Ularu

Watchable but by no means worth the money and effort necessary to see it theatrically.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-22
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Mike Thurmeier, Galen T. Chu
Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifa, Keke Palmer, Jennifer Lopez, Wanda Sykes, Simon Pegg, Adam Devine

Younger kids will have fun with the movie. Adults - well, that’s another story.

Made for those who prize acting, slow-burn suspense, and narrative over the usual loud, empty summertime fare.

This is a clear example of a story being thrown together to serve the special effects, not the other way around.

As a way to bridge the gap between the Thanksgiving releases and the Biggest Movie Event of 2015, it’s a solid option.