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Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Cast: : Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Christoph Waltz, ...

Despite offering a riveting, high-energy origin story, "Alita" lacks a genuine ending and this leaves the narrative frustratingly unfinished.

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: M. Night Shyamalan
Cast: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, ...

Overlong, talky, filled with meta references, and with a strangely low-energy tone, the movie never fully gels.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Travis Knight
Cast: Hailee Steinfeld, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., John Cena, ...

A well-paced science fiction action thriller with elements of drama, whimsy, and a strong inter-species buddy movie element.

Run Time: 2:08
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Christian Rivers
Cast: Hera Hilmar, Robert Sheehan, Hugo Weaving, ...

As shepherded by filmmakers with a penchant for visual storytelling, "Mortal Engines" is two hours well-spent.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-11-17
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Science Fiction/Variety
Director: Steve Binder
Cast: Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, ...

The cliche "it's so bad, it's good" doesn't apply here. "The Star Wars Holiday Special" isn't enjoyable on any level, campy or otherwise. It's just ugly, painful, and boring.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Director: Ben Foster, Mark Dennis
Cast: Reiley McClendon, Brianne Howey, Cassidy Gifford, ...

A superficially entertaining science-fiction action/adventure film that might have worked better had it focused more on the “science fiction” elements and less on the “action/adventure” ones.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-18
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Shane Black
Cast: Boyd Holbrook, Olivia Munn, Trevante Rhodes, ...

Exemplifies the lackluster result of exhuming played-out franchises that are better left buried.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Jonathan Baker, Josh Baker
Cast: Myles Truitt, Jack Raynor, Zoe Kravitz, ...

At times dull and plodding and at other times cartoonishly silly, "Kin" rarely works and, when it does, it’s often for the wrong reasons.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2018-08-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Jason Statham, Page Kennedy, Robert Taylor, ...

By failing to embrace the absurdity of the situation, the movie sets itself up as just another summer blockbuster-of-the-week.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2018-07-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Scenes of Peril/Disaster)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Luke Sparke
Cast: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, ...

An alien invasion film that makes "Independence Day" look smart.