The muddling of historical fiction with the Grand Guignol is an uneven mix that never fully gels.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Julius Ramsay
Cast: Alex Essoe, Dylan McTee, Perla Haney-Jardine, Ward Horton

The movie works as a tightly-plotted excursion into the terror that evolves when circumstances prod normal people to commit ugly acts.

Pointless, loud, seemingly longer than a Peter Jackson film, and missing a credible story, this is for "Maze Runner" completists only.

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Aaron Sorkin
Cast: Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Jeremy Strong, Chris O’Dowd, Bill Camp

The movie is all about the nonstop dialogue but, as a result of the way the words flow, they function as momentum builders.

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 1992-12-11
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz

"The Muppet Christmas Carol" is a curiosity for those desperate to have a dash of Kermit to go along with their mug of Scrooge.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-06
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Miriam Margolyes, Ian McNeice, Donald Sumpter, Morfydd Clark, Ger Ryan, Valeria Bandino

It’s unlikely that watching this film will become the next great holiday tradition.

Takes a hard look at the system of racial inequality that defined this era and reminds viewers of the price for surrendering to our base instincts.

A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.

Branagh’s workmanlike interpretation will be met with different reactions from those who are familiar with the ending and those who aren’t.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Reginald Hudlin
Cast: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell, Keesha Sharp

By limiting the film’s time frame, we get a distinct snapshot of the main character and the setting that resulted in his becoming historically important.