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A regurgitated product, familiar bits and pieces of teen-friendly “scary” stuff that mimics horror in disappointingly superficial ways.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-04-03
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Musical/Romance/Comedy
Director: Dan Baron
Cast: Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, Donald Sutherland

A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-04-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tim Hunter
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas, Ernie Lively, Jacque Gray, Kassia Conway

Although the screenplay knows how to set things up, it fails to deliver down the stretch, leaving us with a by-the-numbers resolution.

Standout, signature scenes make for moments of great viewing power but can’t hide the flaws of an untidy, overlong story.

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Cast: Anna Paquin, James Van Der Beek, Cloris Leachman, Mark Hamill, Richard Dysart, Jim Cummings

"Castle in the Sky" may be the most straightforward action/adventure movie made by Japanese master animator Hayao Miyazaki, and it provides an excellent introduction to his catalog.

An improvement over the 1995 original, this quasi-sequel mixes adventure with humor, fun performances, and a canny understanding of late 1990s-style video games.

The central character is as small figuratively as he is literally, and that limits the movie’s capacity to enthrall and engage.

Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.

An adult fairy tale that encourages the same emotional responses often engendered by such simple, heartfelt stories.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-03-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: James Franco
Cast: James Franco, David Franco, Alison Brie, Seth Rogen, Zac Efron, Ari Graynor, Josh Hutcherson, Jason Mantzoukas

Almost seems too bizarre to be true, even though it is - an inadvertent success story that illustrates there’s more than one way to stardom.