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By cramming far too much material into 114 minutes, "The Huntsman: Winter’s War" feels rushed and incomplete.

This is, in effect, a 90-minute commercial, and it’s about as entertaining as one might reasonably expect from such a thing.

A confident director, a polished screenplay, and a trio of glowing performances make "The Nice Guys" the first satisfying motion picture entertainment of 2016’s summer season.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2016-08-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Clay Kaytis, Fergal Reilly
Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Sean Penn

"The Angry Birds Movie" is like the game - an opportunistic attempt to “strike while the iron is hot” that’s devoid of elements that would give it an extended life.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Home Release Date: 2016-07-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Thriller
Director: Ariel Vromen
Cast: Kevin Costner, Gal Gadot, Gary Oldman, Jordi Molla, Ryan Reynolds, Tommy Lee Jones, Michael Pitt, Antje Traue

As a race-against-time, Jason Bourne-inspired adrenaline cocktail, "Criminal" offers a couple of hours of popcorn-munching entertainment.

"Batman v Superman" revels in apocalyptic visuals, death, destruction, mayhem, and brutality.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Home Release Date: 2016-07-19
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts, Chris Cooper, Judah Lewis, Heather Lind

The production is uncomfortable and artificial, lacking internal logic and tonal consistency.

"Allegiant" exemplifies what happens when a book or movie exists solely for the purposes of placating fans and maintaining a revenue stream.

Offers a painless two hours for anyone who wants to reminisce about a fast-fading era without being forced to consider a strong storyline.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Home Release Date: 2016-07-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Jeremy Saulnier
Cast: Anton Yelchin, Imogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Alia Shawkat, Joe Cole, Callum Turner, Mark Webber

The movie is for anyone who enjoys sitting through 90 tense minutes and feeling the attendant adrenaline rush.