Mother’s Day

Open Road Films Rated PG-13 for language and some suggestive material. Running time: 118 minutes. One half star out of four. “Mother’s Day” is so terrible that it inspired me to start my list of the worst movies of 2016. January and February are traditionally dumping-ground time, so a lot of truly awful movies usually […]

RogerEbert.com — Rio, I Love You

These “Cities of Love” movies — collections of shorts that pay homage to a specific place — keep getting worse. “Paris, Je T’aime” was hit-and-miss but had plenty of charm. “New York, I Love You” strangely failed to capture the essence of a city that’s been depicted on film countless times. The latest anthology, set […]

RogerEbert.com — Meet the Blacks

“Meet the Blacks” is, fundamentally, a spoof of “The Purge” in which a black family moves from a violent section of Chicago to a wealthy enclave in Beverly Hills and finds it’s even more dangerous for them there. But if this is going to be your premise — whites killing blacks out of snobbery or […]

RogerEbert.com — Kill Your Friends

“Kill Your Friends,” a dark satire of the late-’90s music industry, is amusingly slick and biting for a while. Nicholas Hoult stars as a successful and handsome but secretly homicidal A&R executive at a London record label. But comparisons to “American Psycho” are inevitable, and “Kill Your Friends” doesn’t measure up favorably. The soundtrack is […]

RogerEbert.com — My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

It may sound impossible, but there is indeed another entire big, fat, Greek wedding. And it’s even bigger, fatter and Greeker than the first. Please enjoy my one-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — Eddie the Eagle

I realize I am probably a terrible human being for not liking this formulaic, feel-good family tale, based on the true story of unlikely British ski jumper Michael “Eddie” Edwards. But for a movie about a man with zero athletic ability who had the fearlessness to attempt a perilous 90-meter ski jump for the first […]

Hail, Caesar!

Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and smoking. Running time: 106 minutes. Three stars out of four. The Coen brothers — my favorite filmmakers, I should mention at the outset — have always been hit-and-miss when it comes to straight-up comedies. For every “Raising Arizona” or “The Big Lebowski,” there’s an “Intolerable Cruelty” […]

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 […]

RogerEbert.com — How to Be Single

The ensemble rom-com “How to Be Single” manages the tricky feat of balancing bawdiness and sentimentality. It doesn’t do quite as good a job of connecting all its various story lines. But the cast is so winning, you may not mind, and there’s a moment toward the end that packs a surprising emotional wallop. My […]

RogerEbert.com — Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies”: It’s “Pride and Prejudice” … with zombies. The “Pride and Prejudice” parts work fine. It’s the zombie bits that are a problem. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here