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Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
Director: Brandon Trost
Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Molly Evensen, Eliot Glazer, Kalen Allen

Seth Rogen, playing two roles and showing no chemistry with himself, is in “comedy mode” here but the material isn’t funny enough for that to work.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Giuseppe Capotondi
Cast: Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, ...

The final 30 minutes of this would-be Hitchcockian caper film prove unable to deliver on the promise of the early acts.

Run Time: 1:34
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-07
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Documentary
Director: Don Hahn
Cast: Howard Ashman, Sarah Gillespie, Jeffrey Katzenberg, ...

An affectionate but unremarkable biography of lyricist/writer Howard Ashman, who was in large part responsible for Disney's early-'90s renaissance.

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Seimetz is trying to get at some compelling truths about the human experience but the cold, distant filmmaking style creates a barrier.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-31
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Drama
Director: Jessica Swale
Cast: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Courtenay, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Penelope Wilton

A period piece likely to find more appeal among the Masterpiece Theater/art-house crowd than those in search of something less conventional.

The relatively straightforward bio-pic trajectory feels more like a Victorian/Edwardian era soap opera than the chronicle of a scientific pioneer.

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-10
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (War Violence, Profanity)
Genre: War/Thriller
Director: Aaron Schneider
Cast: Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham, Matt Helm, Rob Morgan, Travis Quentin

Hanks’ script is an example of economical storytelling and the end result is a thrilling 75 minutes of the kinds of things one expects from well-made submarine movies.

A delightfully romantic flight-of-fancy that proves there’s room for more than one flavor of the "Groundhog" Day premise.

Blends the intelligence of a well-written dramatic sci-fi/fantasy tale with the action/adventure of a big budget motion picture.

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2020-07-10
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Gore, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Horror
Director: Jeffrey A. Brown
Cast: Liana Liberato, Noah Le Gros, Jake Weber, Maryann Nagel

The characters are generic and uninteresting and that neuters tension and suspense.