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Emotionally and thematically, "Moonlight" addresses universal subjects, and its power comes as a result of our identification with the characters.

As a dramatic thriller, it does what it needs to do to keep the audience involved and interested.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2016-11-23
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Ron Clements & John Musker
Cast: Auli’I Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Jermaine Clement, Temeura Morrison, Nicole Scherzinger, Alan Tudyk

If "Moana" seems like a throwback to the animated Disney films of the late 1980s and early 1990s, it’s not a coincidence.

An awkward and unappealing mix of mismatched parts that doesn’t generate enough laughs to make it feel like anything other than a waste of 90 minutes.

A fresh and engaging storybook adventure that should appeal to viewers both inside and out of the core demographic.

With two better versions of this story readily available, why bother with this mediocre re-telling?

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Horror
Director: Luke Scott
Cast: Kate Mara, Anya Taylor-Joy, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Toby Jones, Michelle Yeoh, Paul Giamatti

An attempt to wed philosophical science fiction concepts with bloody horror - a dubious endeavor that somehow works.

Exemplifies what passes for “raunchy comedy” these days: plenty of vulgarity and profanity without many accompanying laughs.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Thea Sharrock
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin, Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Stephen Peacocke, Matthew Lewis, Jenna Coleman

Fans of the genre will be pleased, and everyone is advised to bring a package of Kleenexes to the theater.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Jodie Foster
Cast: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O’Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe

The movie is unable to overcome a shaky narrative whose increasing preposterousness ensures it’s difficult to take seriously.