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"Snatched" is a little like an Amy Schumer stand-up routine: sometimes edgy, occasionally hilarious, and lessened by the bits that fall flat.

The film’s structure is suspect and its ability to develop a bond between the viewer and the characters is strained.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Drama
Director: Peter Chelsom
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino

What happens when a promising premise is betrayed by a dumbed-down, hackneyed screenplay.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2017-01-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula, Betty Buckley

The narrative is choppy, the tension is less pervasive than it should be, and there’s no ending.

Run Time: 2:41
U.S. Release Date: 2016-12-25
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Liam Neeson, Tadanobu Asano, Issei Ogata, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Yoshi Oida, Yosuke Kubozuka

In "Silence", moments of brilliance punctuate an otherwise sluggish, self-indulgent narrative.

An ephemeral pleasure but a pleasure nonetheless.

"Snowden" could have been an important film. Sadly, unlike its subject, it’s unremarkable and easily forgotten.

Run Time: 1:36
U.S. Release Date: 2016-09-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of peril, profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Anna Gunn

Although not an Oscar-worthy endeavor, "Sully" proves to be by turns engaging, exhilarating, and nail-biting.

Gets props for kinetic energy and a couple of bravura performances but pretty much everything else is either mediocre or substandard.

"Star Trek Beyond" is a Star Trek movie, although not an especially good one.