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An engaging batch of campfire stories told from a fresh perspective, and that’s worth something in the stale world of PG-13 horror.

There are no real characters here, just quickly sketched stick figures in too-tight costumes that deliver a few solid laughs but not much more.

The movie doesn’t do anything well and it’s an open question why anyone would pay money to see a reworking of a premise that offers so little.

With a dose of comedy, a dash of romance, and some CGI-heavy battles, the film accomplishes what it needs to do.

What the film fails to deliver in adrenaline, it makes up for with testosterone-flavored laughter.

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Chris Renaud
Cast: Patton Oswalt, Bobby Moynihan, Dana Carvey, Lake Bell, Tiffany Haddish, Eric Stonestreet, Harrison Ford, Jenny Slate, Kevin Hart, Hannibal Buress

Although not “bad” in a conventional sense, it’s a disappointingly mediocre effort that doesn’t have a lot to offer potential viewers over age 10.

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2019-05-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: Ry Russo-Young
Cast: Yara Shahidi, Charles Melton, John Leguizamo

Although devoid of sophistication, the frothy love story may win over viewers who are predisposed to enjoy this sort of entertainment.

Its status as a minor-league player doesn’t diminish its capacity to entertain (doing a better job at that than some of the higher-profile alternatives).

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sean Hanish
Cast: Michelle Monaghan, Leem Lubandy, Common, Alfred Molina, Alfre Woodard, Mykelti Williamson

Despite the faint whiff of sanctimoniousness that occasionally emanates from this well-meaning motion picture, "Saint Judy" generally holds its own as a solid courtroom drama.

Esoteric qualities don’t merit an unqualified recommendation for a production more apt to deliver frustration than gratification.