The new Vacation means well but tries too hard, and is ultimately just another pale imitation reboot.
Southpaw is a paint by numbers boxing drama kept afloat by good direction and a ferocious Jake Gyllenhaal performance.
Minions delivers just enough of what people love about the eponymous Despicable Me characters to please their fanbase - but not much else.
Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series.
'Entourage: The Movie' arrives in theaters offering too little, way too late, for anyone but the die-hard fans to enjoy it.
It may be big, loud, and pretty dumb, but San Andreas is a fun (albeit fleeting) piece of summer blockbuster escapism.
'Tomorrowland' is a fun adventure with big ideas and a lot of heart, but somehow winds up lacking in both.
'Unfriended' is a spooky ghost story parable that will (only) be fun for those who grew up in the era of the online social jungle.
'Batman vs. Robin' presents fans with some weighted options: improved action and thrills at the expense of even worse vocals.
Home is a colorful and entertaining CGI adventure, but weighed down by an uneven and shallow story, falls short of animated greatness.
'Jupiter Ascending' is a baffling mix of material that is both impressively innovative, and utterly ridiculous.
For all the controversy, in the end, the funniest thing about The Interview may be people's "Is that what the fuss was about?" response to the finished product.
Annie (2014) lands in an uninventive middle ground - it isn't necessary (or an improvement) but it isn't a total disaster either.
'The Pyramid' overcomes thin writing and an inconsistent found-footage format to deliver a horror movie experience that actually fulfills its promises.
Buoyed by Keira Knightley's empathetic performance, Laggies is a decent coming of adult age dramedy that (like its protagonist) is a bit too directionless.
Before I Go to Sleep does little to redefine the psychological thriller genre but still offers an intriguing central mystery that should keep viewers guessing.
Alexander is far less memorable than its source material, but it ultimately proves to be an affable (and refreshingly brisk) piece of family-friendly entertainment.
The Judge is a very familiar tale of a man that finds humility in a return to his hometown - albeit one with a few genuinely powerful moments of drama.
'Dracula Untold' is not a masterful or deep re-introduction to the franchise; but as basic genre fare, it's relatively fun in its depiction of the monster in a different light.