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Looking at the list of "Cinderella" adaptations I have seen, none comes close to this level of badness.

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-11-30
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Meng’er Zhang, Tony Leung, Michelle Yeoh, Fala Chen, Ben Kingsley, Benedict Wong, Florian Munteanu

For the most part, this movie features a different way of doing things even if it eventually loses some of that originality in order to conform to the comic book aesthetic.

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-08-29
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: 1:59
Director: Orson Welles
Cast: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Ralph Richardson

Those unfamiliar with the Shakespeare plays that form the basis of "Chimes" may find themselves playing catch-up or feel like they're doing homework.

A day-glo, forgettable rom-com demanding minimal attention that rewards those make it through the 90-minute brain-dead experience with the expected sappy ending.

Would that more genre films were as thoughtful and thought-provoking, mixing substance with splatter in a fashion that builds uneasiness on more than one level.

Although made with care and competence and featuring a strong underlying premise, the film as a whole is forgettable.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Disturbing Images, Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Horror
Director: David Bruckner
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Sarah Goldberg, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Evan Jonigkeit, Stacy Martin

A quietly intense alternative to generic horror movies that provides its share of scares without the need to splatter the screen with blood and viscera.

Run Time: 2:21
U.S. Release Date: 2021-08-06
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Musical/Drama
Director: Leos Carax
Cast: Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg, Devyn McDowell

There comes a point when the weirdness and non-standard storytelling ceases to be effective and becomes a detriment.

Run Time: 1:39
U.S. Home Release Date: 2021-08-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Comedy
Director: John Carpenter
Cast: Kurt Russell, Kim Cattrall, Dennis Dun, James Hong, Victor Wong, Kate Burton, Suzee Pai

At his best, Carpenter was able to do amazing things with low budgets and a surfeit of creativity but this isn't one of those instances.

Hudson’s powerhouse performance gives "Respect" more passion and energy than what one often encounters in a straightforward biopic.