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Director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore effort becomes the first high-profile dud of the 2022 autumn season.

For fans, this represents a second opportunity to revisit old friends on the big screen and see what the passage of another year has in store.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-07-26
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disturbing Images)
Genre: Action/Horror
Director: Sam Raimi
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Elizabeth Olsen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, Rachel McAdams

The movie feels like it was assembled from an unready draft even though visually, there’s no denying the film’s strengths.

Whodunnits? are generally an awkward fit for the two-hour limitations of a theatrical movie but this is one of the better ones.

Run Time: 1:51
U.S. Home Release Date: 2022-01-16
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy
Director: Albert Brooks
Cast: Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep, Rip Torn, Lee Grant, Buck Henry

Brooks offers humor that targets the brain rather than the gut. There are some laugh-out-loud moments but the primary tone is “amusing” rather than “hilarious.”

With this star-studded cast, the classification of a “missed opportunity” doesn’t do it justice; it feels closer to a tragedy.

There’s a lot to like about this new version of "Dune": the screenplay’s ability to pare down Frank Herbert’s complex, weighty novel without emasculating it, the epic scope, and the spectacle of the experience.

There’s a dissonance between the film’s darker subjects and its seeming desire to offer something uplifting at the end, and the mediocre songs are a distraction.

This is first and foremost a Roger Corman exploitation special and, as such, it offers all the necessary ingredients: cheesy action, laughable gore, and plenty of T&A.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2021-01-29
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Brief Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Simon Stone
Cast: Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, Archie Barnes, Lily James, Ben Chaplin, Johnny Flynn, Ken Stott, Monica Dolan

Feels like a condensed version of a story that, given more time to breathe, might have been fascinating and emotionally effective.