Starring: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell

Fantastic Four

The Story: Four mild-mannered youngsters gain superpowers after a science experiment gone wrong. The Lowdown: A disjointed, joyless addition to the saturated world of comic book movies.
Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chris Hemsworth


The Story: A de facto sequel/reboot to 1983’s Vacation, one that finds a father on a similar roadtrip with his family — and one with equally disastrous results. The Lowdown: Despite the over-reliance on body humor and general crassness running through the entirety of the film, the end result is a generally harmless (though wholly…
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, 50 Cent, Rachel McAdams


The Story: A champion boxer finds his life unraveling after the sudden death of his wife. The Lowdown: A cheesy, cliché-riddled boxing drama built around a gimmicky performance by Jake Gyllenhaal.
Starring: Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Colin Quinn, Tilda Swinton


The Story: A serial dater finds herself reluctantly falling for a charming surgeon. The Lowdown: An overlong, drawn-out movie that’s not as raunchy or frank as it thinks it is, and never diverges from its romcom formula.
Starring: Reese Mishler, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Cassidy Gifford, Price T. Morgan

The Gallows

The Story: A group of teens get trapped in their high school and hunted by a mysterious supernatural force. The Lowdown: A wasteful, pointless and incredibly dull found-footage horror movie.
Starring: Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Kevin Nash, Jada Pinkett Smith

Magic Mike XXL

The Story: Magic Mike and his crew of male strippers take a road trip from Florida to Myrtle Beach for one last hurrah. The Lowdown: A wonderfully entertaining and disposable piece of entertainment that wants little more than to be a feel-good flick, but its well-drawn characters help make it a little more than that.
Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Mark Wahlberg, Amanda Seyfried, Jessica Barth, Giovanni Ribisi

Ted 2

The Story: The lethargic, crass, mysteriously anthropomorphic teddy bear Ted returns, this time fighting the law to be recognized as a human being. The Lowdown: Everything terrible about the original Ted —  the casual bigotry, the simple-minded pop culture references — but within the framework of an even lazier piece of filmmaking.
Starring: Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Jeremy Piven


The Story: A big-time Hollywood star — with his best friends at his side — struggles to get money together to finish his unwieldy directorial debut. The Lowdown: A crass, idiotic and pointlessly uninteresting male fantasy that feels every bit like its TV origins.
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Starring: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, John Krasinski, Bill Murray


The Story: A military contractor returns to his old stomping ground of Hawaii to resurrect his career but becomes entangled with both an old girlfriend and a uptight Air Force pilot. The Lowdown: An incredibly uneven, often messy film with flashes of inspiration that almost make the whole thing coalesce. Almost.
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt, Saxon Sharbino, Kyle Catlett, Kennedi Clements


The Story: An angry spirit kidnaps a young girl after her family moves into a house built upon an old cemetery. The Lowdown: Obviously superfluous, but dull and lacking in scares on top of it all.
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin

Pitch Perfect 2

The Story: After an embarrassing performance nearly dooms their a capella group, the women of the Barden Bellas try to win an international competition to restore their good name. The Lowdown: The sequel to an exhaustingly dull, overlong, predictable and generally unfunny movie somehow one-ups its predecessor in all of those categories.
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Sofía Vergara, John Carroll Lynch, Matthew Del Negro, Robert Kazinsky

Hot Pursuit

The Story: A stick-in-the-mud cop must go on the run with the loud-mouthed wife of a drug boss after their lives are threatened by a cartel leader. The Lowdown: An annoyingly screechy odd-couple road comedy that’s exhausting in its mediocrity.
Starring: Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez, Eduardo Verástegui, Neal McDonough, David Henrie

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

The Story: Mall cop Paul Blart returns, clumsily fighting crime in Las Vegas during a convention. The Lowdown: A tired and embarrassing comedy that’s based on a grotesque view of everyday people and a penchant for the cheapest of jokes.
Starring: Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity Jones, Ethan Suplee, Robert John Burke

True Story

The Story: A disgraced journalist has the story of a lifetime fall into his lap when a fugitive accused of murdering his family turns up in Mexico pretending to be him. The Lowdown: A self-serious crime drama that’s impossible to actually take seriously, one that’s too straight-faced and thematically droll.
Starring: Britt Robertson, Scott Eastwood, Alan Alda, Jack Huston, Oona Chaplin

The Longest Ride

The Story: The past of an old, dying man and two young lovers intertwine as he looks back at his past love. The Lowdown: An incredibly goopy, way too long and overwhelmingly chintzy saccharine romance with dull leads and zero points of interest.
Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Kurt Russell

Furious 7

The Story: The brother of an old nemesis starts to hunt the bad boys and girls of the Fast & Furious franchise. The Lowdown: A worthy entrant into the long-running series, assuming you’re a fan, of course. Otherwise, it’s a bit too long and a bit too repetitive to work, despite flashes of top notch…
Starring: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie, T.I.

Get Hard

The Story: After being framed for fraud, a millionaire hires the guy who washes his car to teach him how to survive prison. The Lowdown: A puerile mix of lazy, tasteless prison rape jokes, homophobia and occasional fits of casual racism, but with the added benefit of Will Ferrell mugging.
Starring: Viacheslav Fetisov, Anatoli Karpov, Alexei Kasatonov, Scotty Bowman

Red Army

The Story: The story of the Soviet Union’s Red Army hockey team. The Lowdown: An occasionally interesting sports documentary that gives some insight into life inside the USSR and the idea of nationalism but adds little else.
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Jai Courtney


The Story: "Divergent" Tris must stop the evil dystopian government of future Chicago and avenge the death of her family. The Lowdown: Dull, self-serious and derivative sci-fi of the teen romance variety.