Paramount Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo. Running time: 165 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save […]
Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler star in this parody of romantic comedies and all the formulas and cliches that make them seem so interchangeable. Working with director David Wain and an impressive supporting cast of likable comic talents, they’ve essentially made a formulaic, cliched romantic comedy. It’s sadly lifeless. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review […]
It’s the fourth ‘Transformers” movie. You know what you’re getting into by now — only worse. Our good friend, LA Weekly critic Amy Nicholson, joins me and Alonso for a fun and lively discussion.
Writer-director John Carney’s follow-up to the miraculous “Once” may not have quite the same innovative power, but it’s still a completely charming musical in a scruffily romantic version of New York City. Alonso and I kinda loved it; Amy, not so much.
Alonso and I have a major disagreement with our good friend, Amy Nicholson, over whether the romantic comedy parody “They Came Together” is actually funny or not.
Yves Saint Laurent was an innovator in the world of haute couture. This biopic about him is pretty by-the-numbers. Alonso and I got all gussied up to review.
The first of two biopics this year about the influential French fashion designer, “Yves Saint Laurent” is visually lush but emotionally shallow. Pierre Niney bears a striking resemblance to the late haute couture powerhouse with his lanky frame and those signature spectacle. But we never get a strong sense of what drove him. My review, […]
Clint Eastwood’s big-screen version of the smash Broadway musical “Jersey Boys” debuted in theaters this weekend. It’s not the best film he’s directed and it’s not the worst. As I said in my two-star review, it’s very glossy and entertaining as it traces the origins of the ’60s pop group The Four Seasons, but it’s […]
Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for language throughout. Running time: 134 minutes. Two stars out of four. The Four Seasons’ music was poppy, frothy, infectious. Clint Eastwood’s movies are moody, weighty, elegant. These two artistic instincts wouldn’t seem to be a good fit for each other, and as it turns out, they’re not. Eastwood’s film […]
A great cast goes to waste in this lazy sequel to the 2012 hit “Think Like a Man.” What happened in Vegas probably should have stayed in Vegas. My one-and-a-half-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here