Starring: Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Jeremy Renner


The Story: Five friends reunite every May to play the same game of tag that's been going on for 30 years... The Lowdown: ... but this year the greatest player of all time is threatening to retire, which someone thought was a good idea for a movie.
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter

Ocean’s 8

The Story: Debbie Ocean, recently released from prison, puts a team together and sets a long-planned Met Gala heist into motion in this spinoff of the Soderbergh-directed series. The Lowdown: While the all-star cast is the best thing going for it, the film lacks the energy, style and overall sense of cinematic fun offered up…
Starring: Jessie Buckley, Johnny Flynn, Geraldine James


The Story: Sheltered, 27-year-old Moll falls for scruffy woodworker Pascal, who might secretly be the serial killer the police have been hunting for the past 10 years. The Lowdown: A dark and haunting psychological thriller that figures out how to surprise while still being completely open with all the clues.
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Sam Claflin


The Story: Based on real events, in 1983 a young couple are blown off course during Hurricane Raymond and spend 41 days lost at sea. The Lowdown: Shailene Woodley gives a career-best performance in a film that's both harrowing and strangely life-affirming in equal measure.
Starring: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen

Book Club

The Story: When four "friends of a certain age" read the 50 Shades trilogy as part of their monthly book club, they're inspired to make some changes in their love lives. The Lowdown: The first entry in the 50 Shades Extended Cinematic Universe brings nothing new to the table or the genre but sets up…
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke

Breaking In

The Story: A mother fights to protect her two young children during a home invasion. The Lowdown: Panic Room knockoff minus all the inventiveness the director of V For Vendetta should have brought to a project like this.
Starring: Robert Sheehan, David Tennant, Kerry Condon

Bad Samaritan

The Story: When a burglar discovers a woman held prisoner in a house he's robbing, he goes on a mission to bring the woman's captor to justice. The Lowdown: The pretty standard and otherwise forgettable low-budget thriller has only the whacked-out performance by David Tenant going for it, but that's enough (he's worth it).
Starring: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Rory Scovel, Tom Hopper

I Feel Pretty

The Story: An insecure woman starts living life to the fullest after a hit on the head makes her think she's the most beautiful woman in the world. The Lowdown: I feel pretty sure I've seen this movie before.
Starring: Jon Hamm, Rosamund Pike, Dean Norris, Shea Whigham, Mark Pellegrino


The Story: In 1982, a former U.S. diplomat returns to Beirut to help the CIA track down a missing agent. The Lowdown: The rare historical political thriller not based on a true story, made all the better for it.
Starring: Imelda Staunton, Celia Imrie, Timothy Spall, Joanna Lumley, David Hayman

Finding Your Feet

The Story: After discovering her husband has been having an affair, a wealthy socialite moves in with her more down-to-earth older sister and tries to get her life back on track. The Lowdown: The most forgettable "musical" comedy since La La Land.
Starring: Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, Sophia Taylor Ali, Tyler Posey

Truth or Dare

The Story: A game of truth or dare takes a dark turn when a group of college friends realizes the game has overtaken their lives and will eventually kill them all. The Lowdown: Lucky them.
Starring: Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Kate Mara, Bruce Dern


The Story: The 1969 drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne off Chappaquiddick Island and the subsequent media frenzy surrounding why Sen. Edward Kennedy fled the scene of the accident. The Lowdown: Send Teddy off to do this, send Teddy off to do that, let Teddy take care of some Mickey Mouse nightclub somewhere, send Teddy to…
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio Madison

Tyler Perry’s Acrimony

The Story: Thinking her husband has betrayed her, a woman puts an elaborate plan for revenge into motion. The Lowdown: A movie that gaslights its own characters at the expense of tricking its audience.
Starring: Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Quinn Shephard, Rob Riggle

Midnight Sun

The Story: A teenage girl, suffering from a rare condition that makes her deathly allergic to sunlight, meets the boy of her dreams and has to choose between the isolated life she's always known and following her dreams of falling in love. The Lowdown: Like a live-action and weirdly insensitive version of that sun level…
Starring: Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp, Logan Miller

Love, Simon

The Story: When cool, confident and closeted teen Simon is threatened with being outed to the whole school, he goes to complicated lengths to keep his secret while falling in love with another closeted stranger. The Lowdown: A sweet, sincere and attentive film about young love and friendship that passes the Howard Hawks test and…
Starring: Daniel Brühl, Rosamund Pike, Lior Ashkenazi, Eddie Marsan

7 Days in Entebbe

The Story: The (more or less) true story of the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv that led to a seven-day hostage standoff in Uganda. The Lowdown: While stylish in places, the film flops in every conceivable way in tackling weighty philosophical elements against one of the most divisive political situations…
Starring: J. Michael Finley, Dennis Quaid, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins

I Can Only Imagine

The Story: A biopic of Bart Millard, lead singer of Christian rock band Mercy Me, who survived an abusive upbringing to go on to write one of the biggest Christian rock singles ever recorded. The Lowdown: Or at least that's what they'd like you to believe.
Starring: Bailee Madison, Lewis Pullman, Christina Hendricks, Martin Henderson, Damian Maffei

The Strangers: Prey at Night

The Story: The night before their daughter leaves for boarding school, a family is terrorized by a trio of sadistic killers. The Lowdown: The best type of needless 10-years belated sequel that gets right down to its grisly business without stepping on its own feet (that pesky colon in the title notwithstanding).
Starring: Storm Reid, Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon

A Wrinkle in Time

The Story: On the fourth anniversary of a quantum physicist’s mysterious disappearance, his daughter is recruited by time- and space-hopping beings to rescue him. The Lowdown: Ava DuVernay’s clunky but big-hearted adaptation is equal parts Madeleine L'Engle, Zack Snyder and David Lynch, with no single influence or perspective able to take hold and keep the…
Starring: Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ralph Ineson, Ryan Kwanten

The Hurricane Heist

The Story: As a massive storm touches down, a federal agent attempts an inside-job robbery of an Alabama currency shredder, while his partner enlists a hotshot meteorologist in her efforts to stop him. The Lowdown: An absurdly over-the-top action spectacle that doesn't overcome an overstuffed script and uneven cast.