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 […]

Magic Mike XXL

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for strong sexual content, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use. Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. The abs are tight in the sequel “Magic Mike XXL” — and the pecs, and the thighs, and the asses — but the movie itself has a loose, shaggy vibe […]

Ted 2

Universal Pictures Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use. Running time: 115 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. If you liked the original “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 surprise smash about a pot-smoking, potty-mouthed teddy bear, then you will probably like “Ted 2.” It is essentially the […]

RogerEbert.com — The Little Death

“The Little Death,” an Australian sex comedy that takes its title from the French idiom for orgasm, bops around between various couples exploring their fetishes and fantasies. There are a few laughs but a lot more jarring tonal shifts, as well as an unpleasant streak of sexual assault. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Inside Out

Disney/Pixar Rated PG for mild thematic elements and some action. Running time: 94 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. Here’s the main difference between me and my 5-year-old son. I mean, clearly, there are many, including the fact that someday soon he’ll be able to reach items on the high shelves in […]

RogerEbert.com — The Overnight

You may think you know the strange directions in which this deliciously uncomfortable comedy is headed — and then it takes a detour or adds a twist or doesn’t go there at all. Not naming any names, but I can imagine having a version of this kind of night with some L.A. parents I know. […]

Entourage

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity and some drug use. Running time: 105 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. The title sequence for the “Entourage” movie is undoubtedly its high point. Glossily shot and smoothly edited with Jane’s Addiction’s “Superhero” blasting in the background, it’s an […]

RogerEbert.com — Aloha

Cameron Crowe’s latest, “Aloha,” is so baffling that I’m not even going to bother trying to explain the plot to you here. But it definitely shows the signs of massive re-editing, and not in a good way. Maybe a great film is hidden in there somewhere. We’ll have to wait for the director’s cut to […]

Pitch Perfect 2

Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 for innuendo and language. Running time: 114 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before. A perky group of college a cappella singers suffers an embarrassing on-stage mishap, then fights to redeem itself and regain its former glory. Along the […]

Hot Pursuit

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG-13 for sexual content, violence, language and some drug material. Running time: 87 minutes. One star out of four. At the end of the mismatched-buddy comedy “Hot Pursuit,” during the closing credits, there’s a series of outtakes. This is frequently the case, especially when the performers have a knack for improv, […]