Vegas Vacation is a shockingly awful conclusion to the original series of Vacation films due to its poor jokes, terrible characters, and its severe lack of heart and charm that the other films displayed so excellently.
While not as brilliant or as comedic as its predecessor, European Vacation still offers plenty of great moments filled with heart and charm.
The Secret: Dare to Dream offers a great Katie Holmes performance in an otherwise trope-filled, predictable romantic-drama with no surprises up its sleeves.
Though occasionally messy and slow-paced, Rebuilding Paradise is a hopeful and compelling documentary from Ron Howard.
Black Is King is an immensely powerful and massively entertaining film from Beyoncé filled with catchy and remarkably moving music.
National Lampoon's Vacation is an outrageously hilarious road-trip comedy filled with tons of heart and goofy moments, making it a true comedy classic.
Possessor is an incredibly visceral and chilling horror-thriller with an eerie sense of dread looming throughout, further boosted by the excellent performances and haunting atmosphere.
Yummy offers some over-the-top bloody goodness but it doesn't have a compelling story, nor does it delve into its interesting themes nearly enough as it should.
Nuanced performances and an excellent atmosphere can't save The Rental from being a tired and massively forgettable entry in the horror genre.
Fisherman's Friends plays out a bit too safe and familiar, but nonetheless tells a feel-good story full of heart and wonder.
Most Wanted falls just a bit too short of its big ambitions. It has an excellent cast of actors that give it their all and has its moments of intrigue, but its running time is stretched too thin and its story mostly feels messy.
The Kissing Booth 2 is a tremendously predictable, cringe-inducing sequel with an incredibly slow pace, bland characters, and a central romance that feels tired.
Tron: Legacy is an absolute marvel thanks to its riveting action set pieces, gorgeous color palette, and its emotionally strong character-driven story.
Tron has an absolutely gorgeous color palette on display and a universe that is easy to get sucked into, even if the story and campiness can get in the way sometimes.
Coven is a heavily messy, trope-filled disaster with an array of unlikeable characters and a story that feels dated and familiar.
The Silencing suffers from a lack of character development and an overuse of shaky cam in its action sequences, but it's saved by the excellent performances and moments of genuine tension throughout.
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker is a stunningly crafted animated film brimming with personality, a deeply interesting story, and amazing vocal performances.
Fatal Affair wastes its extremely talented list of actors and saddles them with weak, one-note characters that feel tiresome in this predictable thriller.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm is one of the greatest Batman stories ever told. It's a stunning piece of animation with a story that is equal parts gripping and unpredictable.
The Kissing Booth is an extremely predictable, trope-filled mess of a movie with flat characters, a misunderstanding of its target audience, and an incredibly toxic relationship at its core.
The Old Guard is a mesmerizing action spectacle thanks to the fascinating set pieces and stunt choreography and its exciting lead performance from Charlize Theron.
Kat and the Band is a beautifully sweet and uplifting music-fueled coming-of-age tale with a great sense of heart, and an excellent performance from Ella Hunt.
Relic's mysterious and eerie story accompanied by the excellent performances across the board make it a delightful horror film, messy as it may be.
Remarkably hilarious, brilliantly written and expertly acted, Palm Springs is an exceptional time loop comedy and one of the best films of the year so far.
Greyhound suffers from an immense lack of character development, but its fast pace and enjoyable action set-pieces keep this war film afloat.
Desperados is filled with cringe-inducing raunchy jokes, annoying and unlikable characters, and a story that goes down a far too predictable route.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days provides a great sense of closure and heart to the original trilogy with an important message and impressive character arcs.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules is a non-stop laugh riot due to the wonderfully funny script and the performances of Zachary Gordon and Devon Bostick.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a hugely enjoyable and genuinely funny children's film with memorable performances from Zachary Gordon and Robert Capron.
Hamilton is a powerhouse of a Broadway musical thanks to its incredibly catchy, well-written songs and its hugely talented and lively cast.
Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga has a sense of humor that's too childish and stale, with a story that plays out too familiar to be a welcomed addition to the biopic parody subgenre.
Irresistible's satirical storyline often feels a bit underdeveloped, but it's saved by the wonderfully funny jokes and comedic timing of Steve Carell.
Dave Bautista tries his best in My Spy - a poorly written action-comedy that simply doesn't have enough good humor up its sleeve or a good story to go along with it.
Ouija: Blood Ritual is an uneventful and massively unscary found-footage style horror film with a recycled story and weak acting.
You Should Have Left is a boring and convoluted mess due to its bland and uneventful screenplay that wastes its strong cast and ultimately leads nowhere.
Love, Victor makes up for its familiar and safe story with cute romantic beats and a fun cast of characters that feel alive and grounded.
Sabrina Carpenter is excellent in The Short History of the Long Road - a captivating coming-of-age tale unlike anything you'll ever see.
Stop Making Sense is an immensely entertaining concert film featuring David Byrne in an oversized suit, dancing around and having fun singing the Talking Heads' greatest hits.
A Serious Man manages to excellently blend dark humor with a depressing yet oddly captivating story that is further boosted by Michael Stuhlbarg's nuanced lead performance.
With an array of weak performances, terrible visual effects, and a bland story, Artemis Fowl is one of the biggest misfires of the year.
Da 5 Bloods is a strikingly powerful and timely war-drama about racial inequality in the battlefield and is one of Spike Lee's most mature and powerful ventures.
The King of Staten Island showcases a wonderful performance from Pete Davidson that is further boosted by the greatly comedic and mostly well-paced screenplay.
Shirley may be a classic case of style over substance, but its incredible lead performance from Elisabeth Moss and bold vision from director Josephine Decker are too intriguing to ignore.
Do the Right Thing is an expertly crafted film that touches on themes of race and equality in heart-wrenching and powerful ways. It's slow-burning, quiet, and unique, and is simply one of the greatest films ever made.
13th is a gripping and utterly powerful documentary about the mistreatment of black people, the over-crowding of the prison system, and how we, as a society, can push to make a change for a better future.
Blood Myth feels more so like an edgy soap opera rather than the terrifying horror film it wants to be, thanks to its weak acting and its familiar and underdeveloped story.
A Perfect Host suffers greatly from its short running time and boasts an incredibly silly, over-the-top script and features painfully boring horror sequences.
Last and First Men offers interesting commentary on themes such as our world, life, and humans, even if it feels somewhat pretentious at times.
The Forest suffers from an incredibly bland and underdeveloped script, lazy jump scares, and weak characters, even if the performances and cinematography are impressive.
Defending Jacob is one of the best television shows in years. It's remarkably gripping, full of clever twists and turns, and has absolutely amazing character work on display.
The Lovebirds may be a little bit forgettable and formulaic but its great sense of humor and wonderful performances from Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae make it worth watching.
Between Two Ferns: The Movie isn't a gamechanger for comedy by any means, but it still has enough fun and games up its sleeve to make it an enjoyable watch.
The Trip To Greece sends the series off on a high note with more fun comedic banter between Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, even if it is slowly-paced.
Hateship Loveship contains a truly terrific performance from Kristen Wiig and has great camerawork, but it's too poorly paced to get invested in the story.
Lucky Grandma suffers from some pacing issues but nevertheless tells a gripping and compelling story further boosted by the talent of lead star Tsai Chin.
The Keeping Room is oftentimes too slowly-paced but is nevertheless a greatly intense and well-acted period drama directed excellently by Daniel Barber.
Barely Lethal is an over-the-top, ridiculously corny spy coming-of-age film, but in all the best ways. It's extremely baffling and weird, but it's oh so good.
Vince Vaughn and Hailee Steinfeld deliver strong performances in Term Life, an otherwise tragically generic crime-drama filled with endless amounts of exposition.
Valley Girl is a totally rad musical throwback to the eighties complete with a wonderful soundtrack and an astounding performance from Jessica Rothe.
Scoob! may have a wonderous animation style and fun voice acting, but its sense of humor is painfully dry and its story is too underdeveloped to make this an adventure worth going on.
Proximity is an enjoyable, nostalgic blast to the past, even if its villain and certain story beats are a bit familiar and goofy.
Tom Hardy is remarkably cold and intimidating in Capone, an otherwise painstakingly dull and uninteresting story of a notorious gangster in the final year of his life.
Angelfish has a rocky start but ultimately develops into a genuinely sweet and compassionate film with excellent performances from Jimi Stanton and Princess Nokia.
Dear Agnes, the final installment in the Intrigo trilogy, finally manages to tell a compelling enough story worthy of its incredible actors.
Intrigo: Samaria is a step up from the predecessor, but not by enough. Its story isn't emotionally rewarding enough and is slowly paced, even if its performances are remarkable.
Intrigo: Death of an Author tells its story in a frustratingly complex and unrewarding manner even if its performances and cinematography are exceptional
Star Wars is not just a movie to me. It's not just a movie to a lot of people. It's a part of who we are. It defines us. It's an important piece of our lives and it will live on in all of us forever.
Tammy's Always Dying takes a while to find its footing, but once it gets going, it becomes a funny yet emotionally thought-provoking film with two great lead performances.
The Willoughbys may not have a great or interesting story, but its excellent animation style mixed with the fun character work save the film from mediocrity.
Extraction's story may be a little familiar, but its absolutely incredible action and stunt work mixed with the lead performances make this an adventure worth experiencing.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is the best film in the series, animation or otherwise. Its fight scenes are brutal and bloody, and its story is remarkably gripping.
Ana de Armas and Wagner Moura are wonderous in Sergio, a movie that is otherwise disappointingly bland and tells its story in an unrewarding, traditional manner.
With a dull and tragically boring script, Love Wedding Repeat is a predictable, trope-filled romance film executed poorly.
It may have some fun music and great animation, but Trolls World Tour's bland and recycled story accompanied with the weak characters make this adventure a bore.
Alan Yang's Tigertail is a beautifully poignant and staggeringly realistic look at the life of a hopeful man and the loved ones around him.
Homeward is a hilariously bad and painfully obvious ripoff of Onward. It takes everything the Disney/Pixar film did right and makes it truly awful.
Coffee & Kareem is a failed attempt at paying homage to action comedies of the past with a familiar and drastically unfunny screenplay.
Incredibly boring and uninteresting, Downhill is a gigantic missed opportunity due to its bland screenplay, even if the two lead performances are strong.
There's Something in the Water greatly succeeds at being an important and deeply powerful documentary with plenty to say.
Quiet, impressively funny and dramatic, Emma is a period-piece done right, even if its story takes a little bit to get going.
Although its story can oftentimes feel predictable and familiar, Stargirl's cheery and uplifting style mixed with its terrific performances from Grace VanderWaal and Graham Verchere make it a delight to watch.
Lost Girls' storytelling may be a bit rocky at times, but its emotionally heartwrenching plot elements and terrific performances save the film from being forgettable.
The Postcard Killings offers a great cast that gives their all, but the story is too generic and uninteresting to make this thriller worth seeing.
The Hunt's comedic aspect may be a bit hit or miss, but when it comes to the intense, hard-hitting action and thrills, it delivers in spades.
Ride Like a Girl may fall into typical genre tropes, but the performances across the board and the heart-warming story are too excellent to ignore.
Although Bloodshot has some fun and entertaining action on display, its poorly paced story and incredibly weak villains make it an underwhelming dud.
The Mimic isn't as amusing and funny as it could have been, but it makes up for the lack of laughs with terrific performances and stellar technical elements.
Onward may not be the most emotionally riveting Pixar film to date, but it's still a highly entertaining and beautifully animated blast.
Spenser Confidential is an admirable, but heavily sloppy effort, with its tonally inconsistent screenplay and unfunny humor, even if its action set pieces are fun.
Big Time Adolescence may not be the most original outing, but it's still a deeply funny and surprisingly heartfelt coming-of-age story.
Charming, sweet, and often deeply gripping and emotional, All the Bright Places is a mesmerizing coming-of-age story told with immense skill.
Run This Town ultimately doesn't go anywhere with its underwhelming and bland script that doesn't quite handle its ideas in a satisfying way.
Inventive and brilliantly suspenseful, The Invisible Man is a masterclass of horror, and further cements Leigh Whannell as one of the genre's most exciting voices.
Disappearance at Clifton Hill suffers from an incoherent and uninspired script even if it boasts great performances and stellar technical achievements.
Brahms: The Boy II is a colossal disappointment due to its severely dull screenplay and awful character development, weak scares, and its disregarding of the original.
The Call of the Wild tells a story that, while incredibly familiar and unsurprising, is still greatly inspiring and heartwarming, and is a great display of Harrison Ford at his charming best.
The Last Thing He Wanted has an incoherent screenplay with poor character development and lacks in entertainment value. It's a thriller with no thrills.
Black Christmas ends up being a lump of coal with its poor screenplay and weak character development, even if it has some fun moments.
Although there are great performances and camerawork on display, The Boy ultimately feels like a lazy attempt at reinvigorating the creepy doll trend of the horror genre.
Sonic the Hedgehog manages to delightfully impress with some truly entertaining action sequences, and contains yet another wildly fun Jim Carrey performance.
Fantasy Island is no tropical horror adventure. It contains a drastically dull script, unlikable characters, and doesn't offer enough scares for its target audience.
To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You doesn't offer a lot of greatness with its bland script, even if it still contains great performances from Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.
To All the Boys I've Loved Before is an immensely sweet and charming film with great performances and chemistry from Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.
Greed's satirical and wacky script feels bizarre in the first act, but it improves later on and offers some humorous moments and an entertaining performance from Steve Coogan.
VFW's strengths lie in its unforgiving brutality and intense action sequences, but it does lack in its character and story department.
Horse Girl takes a while for its story to get going, but once it gets into gear, it excels in its beautifully bizarre and thought-provoking themes.
Birds of Prey is an unapologetically bonkers and beautifully colorful comic book adventure and is one of the genre's all-time best. It also boasts stellar performances all across the board, namely from Margot Robbie who perfectly encapsulates Harley Quinn.
The Last Full Measure fumbles at telling a remarkably powerful story with its bland screenplay that often feels like style over substance.
High Fidelity is a remarkably strong effort that contains a stellar performance from Zoë Kravitz and a deeply comedic and emotional script.
The Rhythm Section struggles to tell a cohesive and thrilling story with a weak screenplay, bizarre editing and off-putting stylistic choices.
Miss Americana is an emotionally powerful and raw look at Taylor Swift, and is an incredibly inspiring story of finding and using your voice.
Justice League: Throne of Atlantis may not offer a gripping story or a great villain, but it does offer fun superhero action with a good sense of humor.
While its story is familiar, Son of Batman manages to thrill and excite with great action stunning animation.
Justice League: War is an incredibly fun and fast-paced superhero animation with terrific action and excellent character development.
Although Justice League Dark has a muddled story, it saves itself with tons of fun action sequences and great animation.
The Gentlemen offers a bold and stylish story with fun performances, great twists and turns, and humor that works for the most part.
The Turning drastically fails at adapting a beloved horror tale, as it is filled with tropes, weak acting, and has a story that ultimately leads nowhere.
Ford v Ferrari's long running time is certainly evident, but it is still a remarkably fun and inspiring tale with tons of exciting sequences.
Jojo Rabbit manages to blend comedy and drama perfectly thanks to a brilliant script from Taika Waititi and a phenomenal cast.
Bad Boys for Life may not contain a gripping or dramatic story, but it does contain exactly what it should; exciting action sequences, great humor, and fun performances.
Uncut Gems is a stress-inducing tension-filled thrill ride that has an extremely powerful script, astounding sound and costume design, and a career-best performance from Adam Sandler.
Robert Downey Jr. gives a fun performance in Dolittle, an otherwise tragically boring and uninteresting mess that has shoddy visuals and mindless adventure sequences.
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is an incredibly impressive and uplifting film with a touching message and a heartwarming performance from Tom Hanks.
Completely devoid of entertainment value or fun scares, Countdown has a drastically weak script, annoying characters, and a concept gone to waste.
Bombshell is a terrific showcase for Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie's acting abilities and is great in its technical efforts, but often lacks in its storytelling.
1917 is an uncomfortably tense and suspenseful thrill-ride that is boosted with its masterful editing and cinematography that makes you feel like you're really there.
With one of the most unfunny scripts in film in quite some time, Like a Boss is a painfully unfunny mess with cringe-worthy humor that wastes its director and cast.
Ringu is an utterly riveting, deeply atmospheric psychological thrill-ride that contains interesting characters and is wildly suspenseful.
King Lear is a great showcase of incredible performances all across the board and utilizes unique filmmaking techniques, but has a story that took a while to get interesting.
Outlaw King is a remarkably told story with excellent performances, awe-inspiring cinematography and impressively filmed action sequences.
Although The Falling can drag occasionally and has some technical flaws, it excels with its characters and beautifully strange and emotional story.
Lady Macbeth is a suspenseful and wisely quiet film that boasts breathtaking cinematography, excellent costume design, and terrific performances across the board.
The Grudge is a massive disappointment and a drastically dull horror film that has a recycled story, a wasted cast, and weak scares.
Florence Pugh delivers a strong performance in Malevolent; an otherwise drastically dull and boring horror feature with little to no substance.
Although The Grudge boasts great performances from Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryo Ishibashi, it lacks an interesting story and doesn't deliver the thrills.
Fighting with My Family excels with its hilarious script, touching character moments, and a terrific performance from Florence Pugh.
Little Women is a modern day masterpiece that further cements Greta Gerwig as a skilled filmmaker. It has euphoric music, excellent cinematography, and powerhouse performances from Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a non-stop laugh riot, with extremely memorable moments, beautiful cinematography, and a heartwarming story at its core.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an absolute revelation. Filled with gripping performances, awe-inspiring action and visuals, an emotional core, and beautiful technical elements, this is a beautiful way to end such a beloved saga.
6 Underground certainly has fun, over-the-top action that Michael Bay fans are used to, but its story is ridiculously bland and incompetent.
Jumanji: The Next Level is yet another wacky and greatly funny movie with a big heart and boasts tons of fun action and adventure.
Daniel Isn't Real is strong in its technical efforts, but it suffers greatly from a messy script and a story that isn't sure of what it wants to be.
Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story is a heartbreaking and painfully real picture that boasts two powerhouse performances from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.
Although Klaus takes a while for its story to get interesting, it is saved by its breathtaking animation and emotional message at its core.
Knives Out is a wild and exhilarating thrill-ride with an incredibly talented cast and solidifies Rian Johnson as a highly skillful writer/director.
The Irishman is yet another jaw-droppingly intense and profoundly exhilarating picture from Martin Scorsese that is boosted by its three lead performances.
Frozen II is a sequel well worth the wait, as it contains an interesting and emotional story, has breathtaking animation, and even more catchy and fun songs.
Notes from Melanie is a highly effective short film that boasts great acting, a clever and witty script, and is a great display of Chris Stuckmann's writing/directing talent.
Despite a bumpy first act, and an occasionally dull script, there's no denying Charlie's Angels is a highly entertaining, adventurous, and funny time at the movies.
Noelle's fun and likeable leads in Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader, plus its charming and heartwarming message gratefully save it from being a lump of coal.
Last Christmas makes up for its flaws with a deeply funny script, a sense of great fun and holiday charm, and a terrific performance from Emilia Clarke.
Doctor Sleep is an utterly bone-chilling, skillfully acted, tension filled masterpiece that serves as an incredible sequel to The Shining.
Dickinson's first season is a mesmerizing, emotionally powerful, and brilliantly told story that boasts incredible performances, and touching character beats.
Parasite is a wholly riveting experience with an astonishingly gripping story that is rich with complex themes, developed characters, and brilliant direction.
Terminator: Dark Fate offers thrilling action and terrific performances. What prevents it from being good, sadly, is its recycled plot and messy script.
The Lighthouse is an utterly mesmerizing piece of horror cinema. Its shot gorgeously, expertly acted, and will linger with you long after the credits roll.