RogerEbert.com — The Peanuts Movie

I am the target audience for “The Peanuts Movie.” I was all in. So it brings me no joy to report to you that it’s a rather safe repackaging of material you’ve seen before. Bring on the angry hordes. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Hotel Transylvania 2

Sony Pictures Rated PG for some scary images, action and rude humor. Running time: 89 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. “Hotel Transylvania 2” is the greatest movie Adam Sandler and Kevin James have ever made together. I believe this is called “damning with faint praise,” given their dubious track record (“I […]

RogerEbert.com — Before We Go

When it came time for Chris Evans to direct his first film, he strayed far from the behemoth Marvel movies that made him a superstar. “Before We Go” is a walking-and-talking New York City romance in which Evans and Alice Eve co-star as strangers who connect in the middle of the night. Despite their individual […]

RogerEbert.com — American Ultra

The tricky combination of sweet, slacker romance and slick, super-violent action flick proves especially jarring in “American Ultra.” Blending such disparate genres requires a more deft touch than the one that’s on display here. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — Fort Tilden

Harper and Allie are terrible people: selfish, clueless Brooklyn 20somethings who are so inept, they can’t go for an afternoon bike ride to the beach without turning it into a debacle. But by the end of this vicious indie comedy, you’ll surprisingly find yourself caring about whether they make it to their destination — and […]

Paper Towns

20th Century Fox Rated PG-13 for some language, drinking, sexuality and partial nudity — all involving teens. Running time: 109 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Paper Towns” is a movie that I really liked, but I probably would have loved if I’d seen it when I was 13. If it had come out when […]

RogerEbert.com — Unexpected

The premise may sound like something you’d see on the Lifetime channel: An inner-city high school teacher finds out she’s pregnant at the same time as her star student. But director and co-writer Kris Swanberg’s execution is warm, funny and understated. And the two lead actresses — Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean — are great […]

RogerEbert.com — Trainwreck

“Trainwreck” is anything but. It’s a great showcase for Amy Schumer’s distinctive and biting comic voice, but it’s also an opportunity for her to explore unexpected dramatic range. And it’s the first Judd Apatow movie that’s ever made my cry. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Minions

Universal Pictures Rated PG for action and rude humor. Running time: 91 minutes. Two stars out of four. We are a Minion-friendly household around here. My 5-year-old son, Nicolas, loves the Minions so much, he thinks he actually IS one. We’ve been on the “Despicable Me” ride at Universal Studios more times than I can […]

Tangerine

Magnolia Pictures Rated R for strong and disturbing sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, and drug use. Running time: 88 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. “Tangerine” is a great Los Angeles movie and a great indie and a great reminder of the possibilities of creativity during a time when everything is […]