John Hughes remixed his formula when writing Pretty in Pink, a story letdown by its ending that chooses to ignore the message.
Likely the best outcome for a live action Sonic the Hedgehog movie sticks to safe, proven formula and mild humor.
Elvis Presley's most capable dramatic performance headlines the entertaining musical drama, King Creole, from Michael Curtiz.
Days of Thunder repeats movie history to an exacting degree, and while an entertaining watch, the story is a listless jumble.
It's hard not to be drawn in by Top Gun's lavish, theatrical presentation even if its routine story does nothing unpredictable.
While partly let down by its too-clean ending, War of the Worlds acts as a bridge to understanding post-9/11 feelings and a changing reality.
A masterpiece of screen romance and intellectual satire, Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief is a marvelous example of screen foreplay.
A masterwork on the same comic level as Airplane, Police Squad holds up even as its core parody slips into history.
While let down by its ending, Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne make a great team, enough to carry Like a Boss.
Examining America's post-war truth, Shutter Island smartly traps its lead character on an island where the only out is admitting reality.
Energized by Eddie Murphy, Beverly Hills Cop entertains while simultaneously bringing the '80s inequality into the story.
Full of the same energy and wit, Beverly Hills Cop II loses only the lightest subtext in exchange for more (and bolder) action.