RogerEbert.com — 12 Strong

“Understated” isn’t a word you’d ordinarily use to describe a Jerry Bruckheimer production, but that’s surprisingly what “12 Strong” ends up being. Director Nicolai Fuglsig, making his feature filmmaking debut, draws on his photojournalism background in telling this story of real-life heroism. Chris Hemsworth stars as the leader of a team of Green Berets who […]

RogerEbert.com — The Huntsman: Winter’s War

“The Huntsman: Winter’s War” is for people who liked “Frozen” but thought it wasn’t angry enough. It’s a sorta-prequel, sorta-sequel to 2012’s “Snow White and the Huntsman” and it’s a total mess. The costumes are gorgeous, though. My 1 1/2-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. Running time: 141 minutes. Two stars out of four. Much of what made Joss Whedon’s original “Avengers” such a joy in 2012 was his ability to juggle and make it look effortless. As writer and director, […]

Blackhat

Universal Pictures Rated R for violence and some language. Running time: 133 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. The notion of a terrible Michael Mann movie seems like an oxymoron. It doesn’t make any sense coming from the man behind “Heat” and “The Insider” and “Collateral.” But there’s a reason that “Blackhat,” […]

Studio 11 LA — Thor, About Time and more

Lots of movies opening in theaters or going wider this weekend, including “Thor: The Dark World,” “About Time,” “Dallas Buyers Club” and “Diana.” I break down what’s worth seeing and what’s not with the fine folks at Studio 11 LA. Watch the video here

What the Flick?! — Rush

Alonso, Ben and I are feeling sexy, ’70s-style, in our review of the Ron Howard racing flick “Rush.”

Studio 11 LA — Rush, Prisoners, Enough Said

Lauren Sivan and I talk the weekend’s new movies — including a poignant final performance from the late, great James Gandolfini — on Studio 11 LA. Watch the video here