RogerEbert.com — Why Him?

Bryan Cranston and James Franco are stuck in one-note roles as an uptight father and his wild, would-be son-in-law, respectively, in this raunchy, R-rated comedy. Meanwhile, the young woman at the center of their squabble, a Stanford University senior played by Zoey Deutch, doesn’t seem to have much agency in her own future. Merry Christmas […]

Kung Fu Panda 3

DreamWorks Animation Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor. Running time: 95 minutes. Three stars out of four. So vividly immersive is “Kung Fu Panda 3” — so vibrant, so tactile — it will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a fully realized world. And then once you’ve stepped […]

Godzilla

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 […]

What the Flick?! — Godzilla

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.

RogerEbert.com — Cold Comes the Night

A convincingly de-glammed Alice Eve is the best reason to see this neo-noir thriller set in upstate New York. She plays a single mom struggling to bet by as the owner of a rundown motel — then Bryan Cranston shows up as a bad guy with a giggle-inducing Boris Badenov accent. My RogerEbert.com review. Read […]