Provided the viewer is broad-minded enough not to be bothered by a nearly constant stream of profanity, "Strays" offers a kennel of off-color laughter.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-09-05
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
Cast: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Daniel Kaluuya, Jason Schwartzman
Just as rambunctious, psychedelic, and occasionally spastic as its precursor, but it may not have the same impact following in the footsteps of a trailblazer.
Is not about cinematic enjoyment but expanding a brand. Its success relies on name recognition and nostalgia.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2023-05-23
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Director: David F. Sandberg
Cast: Zachary Levi, Caroline Grace-Cassidy, D.J. Cotrona, Ross Butler, Helen Mirren, Djimon Hounsou, Lucy Liu, Rachel Zegler, Adam Brody, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Meagan Good
An undercooked casserole of cliched narrative elements, underdeveloped characters, juvenile humor, and a deus ex machina cameo.
U.S. Release Date: 2023-03-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast: Melissa Barrera, Jenna Ortega, Courteney Cox, Dermot Mulroney, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Mason Gooding, Hayden Panettiere, Devyn Nekoda, Josh Segarra, Jack Champion, Liana Liberato
Offers two hours of fan service while serving up enough gore to appeal to many generic slasher/horror movie aficionados.