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There are moments of pathos and deft comedy but, overall, "Before We Vanish" is overlong, poorly paced, and scattershot.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Leanne Best, James Bloor

Despite some great acting, this is a largely unpleasant viewing experience and the downbeat tone isn’t helped by a narrative that flits back and forth in time without rhyme or reason.

It’s a serviceable thriller at best although Christopher Plummer’s late-to-the-party performance is worthy of praise.

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

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-13
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Cast: Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Izabela Vidovic, Mandy Patinkin, Noah Jupe, Bryce Gheisar, Danielle Rose Russell, Daveed Diggs, Nadji Jeter

From its imagination-tinged opening to its Kumbaya ending, "Wonder" never forgets that its mission is to provide a non-threatening, warm-and-fuzzy experience.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-02-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Sean Anders
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio

There are worse ways to get some cheap laughs and the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with any rendition of “kumbaya.”

A little like "The Purge" in an office building with the best moments coming in the early-going.

Boasts a lighter tone but regurgitates the basic story of every other superhero team-up.

A plot-by-numbers sit-com movie that tries hard (perhaps too hard) to reproduce the elements that made its predecessor successful.

Run Time: 2:27
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-01-30
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Ruben Ostlund
Cast: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laesso

The interminable setup and unfocused ending bookend an otherwise engaging experience.