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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.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-08
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Chris Renaud, Yarrow Cheney
Cast: Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Albert Brooks, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper

An entertaining but inconsequential animated movie with a strong "Toy Story" influence.

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2016-06-24
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller/Adventure
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Cast: Blake Lively

It’s a disappointment when a film ends on a sour note if it’s the only part of the experience that doesn’t work.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2016-01-22
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Nudity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Drama
Director: Laszlo Nemes
Cast: Geza Rohrig, Jerzy Walczak, Sandor Zsoter, Levente Molnar

"Son of Saul" is a powerful achievement but I don’t think I could sit through it more than once.

A solid space opera spectacle with enough nostalgia to overpower even the most hard-hearted child of the ‘70s and ‘80s but it relies a little too much on recycling old plot elements.

A case can be made that "Return of the Jedi" is the worst installment of the entire Lucas-helmed "Star Wars" series.

"The Empire Strikes Back" is a true classic. It has scope and grandeur. It has heroics and tragedy. It can make us laugh and cry. It can make us get up and cheer. It can shock us to the very core of our beings.

This was the movie that reshaped the industry (for better or worse); it’s possible to argue that no more important film was released during the second half of the 20th century.