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Unfortunately, a worthy message doesn’t necessarily equate to a good movie and, in this case, the inequality is evident.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-09-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Scenes of Peril, Disturbing Images, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama/Adventure
Director: Baltasar Kormakur
Cast: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin

An honest, if somewhat neutered, account of what happens in situations like this, and worth seeing if you have an interest in (Wo)man vs. Nature battles.

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-09-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Morgan Neville
Cast: Fred Rogers, Joanne Rogers, Francois Scarborough Clemmons, Joe Negri, David Newell, Yo-Yo Ma

Functions as a time machine to take the viewer back to the days of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” while re-introducing the man who functioned as a friend/mentor/father-figure.

Run Time: 2:07
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-09-04
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Disturbing Images, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Ari Aster
Cast: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff, Milly Shapiro, Ann Dowd

Poorly constructed endings can leave an unpleasant aftertaste even for movies that are otherwise mostly solid. That’s the case here.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-31
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Jean Marsh, Patricia Hayes, Billy Barty, Pat Roach, Gavin O’Herlihy

A perfect example of ‘80s fantasy in every way – targeted toward children, unremarkable, and ultimately disappointing.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-28
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West
Cast: Ruth Bader Ginsburg

While hard to describe as anything short of a hagiography, it contains a share of important historical information.

Its ability to tickle the funny bone and warm the heart allow it to work as a traditional rom-com even if the participants are older than is the norm for the genre.

Like all B-movies, this one provides moments of visceral satisfaction while ignoring nuance and (at times) logic.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-08-28
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jeff Tomsic
Cast: Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, Jeremy Renner, Rashida Jones, Leslie Bibb

Falls prey to two common problems: (1) predictable, uninspired humor, and (2) inept attempts to inject drama into the proceedings during the last act.

This is what ‘80s comedies were and all of them, "Better Off Dead" included, are more valuable today as time capsules than as artistic endeavors.