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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.

Run Time: 1:43
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs)
Genre: Science Fiction
Director: Mike Cahill
Cast: Owen Wilson, Salma Hayek, Nesta Cooper

Would seem to be as close to a can’t-miss premise as one can imagine yet, despite that, it somehow does miss – and by a wide margin.

Too little about the film feels like real life and who wants a fantasy film that’s such a relentless downer?

Silly, dumb, and completely nonsensical – exactly what one could reasonably expect from the movie and what the fans (given a choice) would demand.

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.

With too little emphasis placed on and exploring the rich possibilities of the milieu, the movie turns into a ho-hum Vin Diesel action film.

It’s more of the same: Violence-saturated eye candy used to buff Smith’s ego and inflate his bank account.

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.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "NR"
Genre: Musical/Romance/Comedy
Director: Dan Baron
Cast: Brie Larson, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Scott Bakula, Saahil Sehgal, Tyne Daly, Donald Sutherland

A forgettable merging of a fish-out-of-water story with a cross-cultural romance, this musical lacks personality.

Run Time: 1:33
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-02
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Thriller
Director: Lin Oeding
Cast: Jason Momoa, Stephen Lang, Garret Dillahunt, Jill Wagner, Brendan Fletcher, Sasha Rossof

A standard-order action/thriller with adequate performances, occasional bursts of tension, awful dialogue, and a minimal narrative.