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Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-15
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Boris Sagal
Cast: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash, Paul Koslo

It’s cheesy in the way many older films are cheesy, but the strong sense of atmosphere helps to redeem some of the dated elements.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-08
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: Drama
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Cast: Jean Martin, Saadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag

In the universality of its message and the lucidity with which it is presented, "The Battle of Algiers" shows its true power.

The honesty with which Jewison and his cast address issues of race and bigotry gives the movie more power than the underlying crime story would suggest.

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The sense of optimism never fades and we’re left with images that are more about the enduring power of love than the oppressive force of injustice.

Run Time: 2:23
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Wan
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temeura Morrison

Devoid of complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists, "Aquaman" seems strangely out-of-step with where the genre is going.

A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.

Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, David Warner, Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Julie Walters, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dick Van Dyke

"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.

Does an excellent job assembling pieces and preparing viewers for the larger picture but disappoints in its ability to tell a stand-alone story.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Christian Rivers
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, Jihae, Leila George, Ronan Raftery, Patrick Malahide, Stephan Lang

As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.

Run Time: 1:21
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-03-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Nicolas Pesce
Cast: Christopher Abbott, Mia Wasikowska, Laia Costa

The director’s macabre flourishes and garish visuals can’t completely camouflage the hollow space at the production’s core.