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Run Time: 1:54
U.S. Release Date: 2019-06-14
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: F. Gary Gray
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, ...

"Men in Black International" is more than just an afterthought; it’s an unfortunate afterthought.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2019-03-29
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Adventure/Fantasy
Director: Tim Burton
Cast: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, ...

The creative muscles flexed by Burton have allowed this version to exist as more than just a fancy live-action retread.

Run Time: 1:20
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Animated
Director: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, ...

“Hollow cash grab” is one way to describe "The Grinch." Equally appropriate would be “soulless abomination.”

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-09
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: James Foley
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, ...

Although there are numerous problems with "Fifty Shades Freed," the fundamental one is also the most obvious: the lack of a compelling story.

Run Time: 2:01
U.S. Release Date: 2017-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Comic Book Violence)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Zack Snyder
Cast: Ben Affleck, Billy Crudup, Connie Nielsen, ...

Succeeds in assembling the title team and getting the internal dynamic right but fails in crafting a memorable or imposing villain.

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2017-09-01
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Justin Chadwick
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Jack O’Connell, ...

Lifeless, contrived, and sleep-inducing, it’s an example of how badly wrong a film can go.

Run Time: 1:50
U.S. Release Date: 2017-04-28
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, ...

Has difficulty wedding its collage of ideas with a compelling narrative.

Run Time: 1:55
U.S. Release Date: 2017-02-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: Drama/Romance
Director: James Foley
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, ...

This is a bad film - at times it’s nigh unwatchable - but that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things.

Run Time: 1:52
U.S. Release Date: 2016-10-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tate Taylor
Cast: Emily Blunt, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, ...

"The Girl on the Train" doesn’t derail but it’s not the smoothest of rides.

Run Time: 1:53
U.S. Release Date: 2016-05-27
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: James Bobin
Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, ...

The movie is frequently incomprehensible and, on those occasions when it makes sense, the viewer may wish it didn’t.