Why Him? falls victim to its genre's clichés, but Cranston and Franco make for an entertaining odd couple comedic pairing.
Assassin's Creed is a step in the right direction for video game movies but slick action and beautiful visuals are undercut by a hollow hero story.
Office Christmas Party is a decent studio comedy, but its entertaining parts do not add up to a cohesive whole.
Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk is a well-intentioned misfire that cannot live up to its higher aspirations.
Trolls is solid, visually-stunning entertainment for kids with a positive message, but there isn't much there for adults.
The Birth of a Nation is a work of passion-fueled filmmaking and messy storytelling that struggles to make the grand statement it aims for.
Jason Bourne is a serviceable Bourne franchise installment, but an uninventive and unnecessary epilogue to the original Bourne movie trilogy.
The Purge: Election Year is an OK sequel for die-hard fans of the series, but it won't win any new converts.
There's a great Tarzan adventure somewhere in Legend of Tarzan, but the movie is too overstuffed and rough around the edges to fly high.
Despite some entertaining moments, Now You See Me 2 is largely an exercise of style over substance when it's all said and done.
Me Before You's reliance on formula prevents it from being as compelling as it could have been.
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping is essentially a solid Lonely Island sketch over-stretched to fill a feature-length running time.
Alice Through the Looking Glass is more of a shiny, yet hollow, Disney product than meaningful continuation of Alice's story.
Money Monster is a well-directed and well-acted dramatic thriller weighed down by heavy-handed social commentary and implausible plot beats.
Hardcore Henry is only partly successful at using the first person POV format to create a unique cinematic experience.
It's not exactly a bar-raising sequel, but My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 has enough of its predecessor's charm and sincerity to earn a passing grade.
The Brothers Grimsby is a middle of the road action/comedy where Sacha Baron Cohen's R-Rated comedy brand offers diminishing returns.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is an uneven, but otherwise passable wartime comedy/drama anchored by Tina Fey's performance.
Triple 9 has elements of greatness, but its talented cast and inspired directorial flourishes are offset by messy storytelling choices.