Toni Collette is completely radiant as a smart and sexy but flawed Seattle music journalist in “Lucky Them.” She and Thomas Haden Church enjoy a great, kooky chemistry as a pair of mismatched friends on the hunt for a missing rock star. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
The documentary “Elena” is intimate and impressionistic but ultimately a little self-indulgent as it explores the transcendent nature of the sisterly bond. But what begins in beautiful, intriguing fashion ends up feeling surprisingly dull. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
The evil fairy who cursed Aurora in “Sleeping Beauty” gets an origin story, as so many iconic characters have in recent years. It’s a role that would seem to be tailor-made for the formidable talents of Angelina Jolie, and while she does look striking, she seems strangely hemmed in. I actually would have enjoyed seeing […]
As is his preferred method, Seth MacFarlane throws everything at the wall — often more than once — to see what sticks in his comic Western. I laughed a lot throughout, particularly when MacFarlane is at his smartest with humor that subverts politics, pop culture and religion. And Charlize Theron is delightful in a rare […]
20th Century Fox Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language. Running time: 131 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. The “X-Men” movies are, for the most part, a giant blur for me. I know I’ve seen them all — there’s got to be […]
Shockingly, “Blended” isn’t as terrible as most recent Adam Sandler movies. There is a vague sense of tonal continuity. But it’s still yet another example of Sandler using the excuse of making a movie to go on a lavish vacation with his friends — this time, to South Africa. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review […]
Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem, and creature violence. Running time: 123 minutes. Three stars out of four. When the bombastic “Pompeii” came out a few months ago, I asked: “Is it wrong to root for the volcano?” Now, having seen “Godzilla,” I have to ask: “Is it wrong to […]
“Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case” is the follow-up documentary to 2012’s “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.” It tracks the iconoclastic Chinese artist and political activist as he comes home from 81 days of detention and tries to reestablish his life and career. It’s how Weiwei got his groove back. At RogerEbert.com. Read the review here
The new “Godzilla” is pretty bad-ass. Matt and I actively cheered and applauded the monster. Ben had a blast, too. Alonso was not nearly so impressed. Please enjoy our super-sized review.
Jon Hamm stars in this feel-good Disney sports comedy about the effort to take two young men from India and turn them into major-league pitchers in the United States. It’s pretty dull and by-the-numbers until it turns schmaltzy.