Fan service won't sustain Spider-Man: No Way Home long term, but it's an emotionally powerful and nuanced take on being a superhero that will last.
Side Out is a passable, breezy sports movie from the early 1990s about the emerging pro beach volleyball scene.
Accurate in its attempt to replicate the videogames, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City hits a few action beats and not much else.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife mixes bulky nostalgia with a fresh, creative comic zest to successfully bring this franchise back.
Having fun at our current technologically-inclined expense, Mitchells vs the Machines is a rapid fun with a smart family drama at the center.
Vapid and brief, Venom: Let There Be Carnage offers no substantial storytelling value to these characters other than a few rounds of fan service.
Steeped in post-WWII anxieties, Karate Kid Part II involves a deep anti-war philosophy while bemoaning the westernized takeover of Japanese culture as it expands the series' characters.
An effortlessly smooth and timeless adaptation of the Jane Austen classic with outstanding lead performances from Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet.
Hopped up on wartime ambition and bravery, Guns of Navarone immortalizes British heroism in a glossy, expensive production.
Lost in translation, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within is on the precipice of classic sci-fi, but turns to mush in trying to appease west/east cultures simultaneously.
Bizarrely discarding the series' norms, Underworld Awakening reverses the conflict, and messily introduces new concepts between numbing action scenes.
Slaves and uprisings fill in Underworld's lore somewhat needlessly, but Rise of the Lycans offers enough satisfying action to earn its keep.