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Run Time: 2:10
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Rob Marshall
Cast: Emily Blunt, David Warner, Angela Lansbury, ...

"Mary Poppins Returns" is an imperfect sequel but as a throw-away holiday film designed to provide a family viewing experience, it satisfies a need.

Run Time: 1:57
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-14
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Animated/Adventure
Director: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Cast: Shameik Moore, Kimiko Glenn, John Mulaney, ...

A fresh and breezy way to steer the superhero genre and a testimony to the main character’s appeal and versatility.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-21
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore
Cast: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, ...

A great Valentine to old-time video games, the Internet, and Disney (whose princesses steal the show).

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, ...

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

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-02
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Mild Violence)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston
Cast: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Jayden Fowora-Knight, ...

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

Run Time: 2:15
U.S. Release Date: 1990-03-02
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: John McTiernan
Cast: Sean Connery, Courtney B. Vance, Tim Curry, ...

The mix of traditional thriller elements, Cold War storytelling, submarine warfare, and Sean Connery's magnetic performance engage the viewer throughout.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-07
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Makoto Shinkai
Cast: Ryunosuke Kamiki, Mone Kamishiraishi, Masami Nagasawa, ...

Combining such diverse genres as teen/high school romances, disaster movies, and ghost stories, "Your Name" covers a vast canvas.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2018-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Disturbing Images, Violence)
Genre: Fantasy
Director: Eli Roth
Cast: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, ...

Seemingly made with the under-10 crowd in mind, the screenplay doesn’t bother to entice or interest any parents who might be in the audience.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1988-05-20
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Violence)
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, ...

A perfect example of ‘80s fantasy in every way – targeted toward children, unremarkable, and ultimately disappointing.

Run Time: 1:37
U.S. Release Date: 1985-10-11
MPAA Rating: "PG" (Cartoon Violence, Sexual Content, Mild Profanity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Savage Steve Holland
Cast: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, Kim Darby, ...

This is what ‘80s comedies were and all of them, "Better Off Dead" included, are more valuable today as time capsules than as artistic endeavors.