Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2024-06-21
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Drugs)
Genre: Drama/Thriller
Director: Jeff Nichols
Cast: Tom Hardy, Austin Butler, Jodie Comer, Michael Shannon, Boyd Holbrook, Emory Cohen, Norman Reedus

A passable production with some interesting performances but the bumpy screenplay and uneven pacing keep the audience at arms-length and limit the effectiveness of the narrative.

This is solid, middle-of-the-road Pixar, not quite as good as some of their better sequels but superior to the "Cars" follow-ups.

Run Time: 1:15
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-06-13
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Horror
Director: James Whale
Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Ernest Thesiger, Elsa Lanchester, Una O’Connor, O.P. Heggie, Dwight Frye

Without a question the best sequel in the classic Universal monster cycle, it ranks alongside "Frankenstein" (if not slightly above it) at the apex.

Ironically for something titled "The Watchers," this production lacks the basic quality of watchability.

At best, it can be considered as an adequate thriller/comedy chock full of generic action and stale humor.

Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Home Release Date: 2024-06-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Nudity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: Martin Brest
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Judge Reinhold, John Ashton, Lisa Eilbacher, Ronny Cox, Steven Berkoff, James Russo, Jonathan Banks

There is enough humor in the mix to elevate "Beverly Hills Cop" above the level of a staple 80s action film.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2024-06-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Glen Powell, Adria Arjona, Austin Amelio, Evan Holtzman

Smartly written, melding screwball comedy elements with rom-com beats against a Hitchcockian thriller backdrop. The small twists have big payoffs.

Cliched dramatic stories aside, the movie has a gritty charm and overall likeability that makes it worth revisiting

While all the "Mad Max" movies have relied more on stunts and action than narrative cohesiveness, "Furiosa" takes this to a new level.

I could learn a lot more about Winehouse by listening to her music than by watching this by-the-numbers sketch of her adult life.