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A generic espionage/crime thriller; although briskly paced, the plot is far from airtight and demands a deus ex machina to reach its climax.

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Pharrell Williams

“Hollow cash grab” is one way to describe "The Grinch." Equally appropriate would be “soulless abomination.”

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Madelyn Cline

Reports about what goes on behind the closed doors of Conversion Therapy camps have been in the press for years and the film’s vivid presentation engages the viewer on a visceral level.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Comedy
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Jane Curtain

McCarthy plays it straight, allowing her talent as an actress – often hidden under the dreck for which she draws big paychecks – to shine through.

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Suzi Yoonessi
Cast: Charlene deGuzman, John Hawkes, Melissa Leo, Paul James

The performances of Charlene deGuzman and co-star John Hawkes keep the viewer engaged as the screenplay touches all the expected bases.

Targeted at prepubescent girls, the holiday-themed fantasy adventure drowns in CGI, underdeveloped characters, and a plot utterly devoid of energy and excitement.

What saves "Bohemian Rhapsody" from being an historically inaccurate train wreck is the strength of the musical sequences, which are electric.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-19
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Profanity)
Genre: Documentary
Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Cast: Alex Honnold, Sanni McCandless, Jimmy Chin, Tommy Caldwell

Plays out with as much (or more) suspense than any conventional thriller as the cameras capture every step of the treacherous ascent.

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2018-10-26
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Horror
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Angela Winkler, Mia Goth, Elena Fokina

Deserves the derision and disdain it will receive from mainstream movie-goers nationwide.

Often preposterous, occasionally idiotic, and always compulsively watchable.