It’s felt like a pretty wide-open awards season so far, but this morning’s Oscar nominations helped it take some shape — “The Shape of Water,” that is. (Yes, I hate myself, too, for that pun.) But Guillermo del Toro’s dark and swoony retro romance becomes even more of the favorite now with its leading 13 […]
“The Space Between Us,” about the romance between a boy from Mars and a girl from Earth, plays like a “Muppet Babies” version of “Starman.” It’s nutty. Not nutty enough that you should run out and see it, but still. It features an exploding barn. My 1 1/2-star review, at RogerEbert.com. Read the review here
Machine gun-toting apes barreling on horseback through the fiery streets of San Francisco? Yes, please. Matt Reeves’ movie is pretty bad-ass — thrilling, terrifying and vividly rendered — but it also features some intimate moments of real emotional poignancy. We all dug it, although Alonso was less wowed than Ben and I were.
Enough already with the ’80s remakes, amirite? The new “RoboCop” lacks the cheeky satire of the original, but it’s got a great cast and the visual effects are pretty dazzling. The boys and I are all mixed on it.
Many things suck. Here are three of them. Ben, Alonso and I pick the worst films of 2013.
This second-rate techno-thriller asks us to envision a world in which Liam Hemsworth and Richard Dreyfuss might share the same DNA.