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Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: Christopher Landon
Cast: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu, ...

A passable way to throw away 100 minutes if you’re willing to turn off your brain and pretend it’s making sense.

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: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2019-02-01
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Catherine Hardwicke
Cast: Gina Rodriguez, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Cristina Rodlo, ...

Although the lead character’s arc is troubled and conflicted, the ending makes her seem more like a superhero than the material warrants.

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: 2:04
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-11
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Themes, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Drama
Director: Neil Burger
Cast: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman, ...

The film’s predictability is offset by what Hart and Cranston bring to the proceedings.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2019-01-04
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Horror/Thriller
Director: Adam Robitel
Cast: Taylor Russell, Logan Miller, Deborah Ann Woll, ...

During the final half hour, everything compelling about this low-budget thriller collapses in a miasma of idiocy.

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: 2:23
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: James Wan
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, ...

Devoid of complex plotting, comprehensive world-building, and narrative twists, "Aquaman" seems strangely out-of-step with where the genre is going.

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mimi Leder
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, ...

Although the film’s heart is in the right place, there are times when it misses the mark as a fully fleshed-out biography.

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.