The summer of disappointing blockbusters continues unabated with the slog that is “Suicide Squad.” Even Will Smith and Margot Robbie — two of the most charismatic people on the planet — can’t make this thing fun. My 1 1/2-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
The sequel you never thought you wanted or needed to the 1996 smash-hit blockbuster “Independence Day” isn’t as terrible as you would expect, given that it wasn’t shown to critics before opening day. It’s just … dull. A massive waste of time and money. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
“Warcraft,” based on the video game, is easily a contender for the year’s worst movie: an effects-filled fantasy extravaganza that’s unattractive, hard to follow and (worst of all) boring. My half-star RogerEbert.com review, where I’m guessing I’m very popular in the comments section. Read the review here
Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem. Running time: 146 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. With “Captain America: Civil War,” directors Anthony and Joe Russo have found the tricky balance that eluded the ordinarily reliable Joss Whedon with last year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” They’ve […]
Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the role that made him a superstar over 30 years ago in this fifth installment in the “Terminator” franchise. It’s amusing at first, but “Terminator Genisys” turns unfortunately jokey and self-referential, to the point that it borders on parody. Ah-nuld finally has become McBain. My two-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review […]
Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language. Running time: 121 minutes. Three stars out of four. As I’m writing this review of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” I have “Come and Get Your Love,” the bouncy 1974 pop tune by Redbone, stuck in my head. Actually, […]
“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the cheekiest, wackiest sci-fi blockbuster you’ll see all summer. Great cast, inspired visuals and a blast of a soundtrack of ’70s pop tunes which will be stuck in your head long afterward. Trust me.
Machine gun-toting apes barreling on horseback through the fiery streets of San Francisco? Yes, please. Matt Reeves’ movie is pretty bad-ass — thrilling, terrifying and vividly rendered — but it also features some intimate moments of real emotional poignancy. We all dug it, although Alonso was less wowed than Ben and I were.
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 […]
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.