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Mark McClure stars in the 1987 Universal Pictures sketch-comedy collection "Amazon Women on the Moon."

Class of 1987: ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’

This sketch-comedy film's creators couldn't presage how we (and our messages) self-destruct in 10 seconds or 140 characters. Still, this raucous amalgam works.
Charlie Day and Ice Cube play a pair of squabbling teachers settling their beef the hard way in "Fist Fight," a 2017 Warner Brothers comedy.

Fist Fight

Charlie Day's irritated-chipmunk reveries were bound to one day meet a movie so irredeemably terrible they couldn't possibly prop it up. Well, here it is.

Winfried (Peter Simonischek) poses as his goofball alter ego Toni Erdmann in "Toni Erdmann," a 2016 Sony Pictures Classics release.

Toni Erdmann

This German marvel earns its epic seriocomic sprawl by celebrating meaning in moments that may not, on their face, seem to matter all that much.
Keanu Reeves reprises his role as badass assassin John Wick in "John Wick: Chapter Two," a 2017 Summit-Lionsgate release directed by Chad Stahelski.

John Wick: Chapter 2

"John Wick: Chapter 2" is enjoyably tacky & distinguished, indulging literary allusions & bodacious lacerations like someone chasing 10-year scotch with PBR.

Holly Hunter (left) and Nicolas Cage star in "Raising Arizona," a 1987 film directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen.

Class of 1987: ‘Raising Arizona’

Hardly a lark, “Raising Arizona” is a story of loneliness, love, legacy and regret while remaining the Coens' most poignant, humane and hilarious work yet.
Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a washed-up gold prospector who stumbles into a billion-dollar deal, in "Gold," a 2016 comedy-drama from The Weinstein Company.

Gold

In the wake of searing party's-over socioeconomic satires like "The Wolf of Wall Street" or "The Big Short," "Gold" feels more like a bronze.

Vin Diesel and Deepika Padukone star in "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," a 2017 Revolution Studios / Paramount Pictures film.

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Both the worst of the series and difficult to really begrudge, "xXx: Return of Xander Cage" is what passes for January action-movie alchemy.
Nicolas Cage stars as Eddie King, an unhinged criminal, in "Arsenal," a 2017 Lionsgate release.

Arsenal

Nicolas Cage's unexpected revival of one of his campiest characters elevates, however slightly, an otherwise unremarkable VOD disaster.