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"Coming 2 America" will disappoint only those who believed Murphy could do something amazing or hilarious with this dubious property.

At times unpolished but offers a sympathetic portrayal of the title character and avoids excessive melodrama or a too-facile ending.

Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2021-03-05
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated/Fantasy
Director: Don Hall, Carlos Lopez Estrada
Cast: Kelly Marie Tran, Awkwafina, Izaac Wang, Gemma Chan, Daniel Dae Kim, Benedict Wong

"Raya" offers a screenplay and story geared primarily toward younger audiences and lacks the magic necessary to command long-term adulation.

The film’s inability to effectively meld its disconnected stories makes it feel like "Crisis" is two stand-alone movies that were shortened and crammed together.

A mashup of a variety of common movie material, it does a lot of things adequately but lacks the time and scope to do any of them truly well.

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Adult Situations, Partial Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Robin Wright
Cast: Robin Wright, Demian Bichir, Sarah Dawn Pledge, Kim Dickens

Both a tribute to the triumph of the human spirit and an examination of the difficulties of setting aside modern conveniences for primitive survival.

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Fantasy/Romantic Comedy
Director: Ian Samuels
Cast: Kathryn Newton, Kyle Allen

The characters are likeable, the romantic comedy elements are assembled effectively, and "The Groundhog Day" aspect provides flavor.

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-12
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Shaka King
Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Lakeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback, Ashton Sanders, Algee Smith, Martin Sheen

Captures the state of civil rights during the late 1960s and provides color and shading to a character whom history associates with Black Hatred.

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.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2021-02-05
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content)
Genre: Drama
Director: Sam Levinson
Cast: John David Washington, Zendaya

Well worth a look both as an exploration of love’s bitter aftermath and an example of how art can bloom even in the most challenging circumstances.