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, […]

Cinderella

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG for mild thematic elements. Running time: 105 minutes. Three stars out of four. The Cinderella of Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” never wields a samurai sword or a snarky, well-timed quip. She doesn’t transform herself into a warrior princess, nor does she wallow in too-hip pop culture references. She is decent and […]

RogerEbert.com — Jimi: All Is By My Side

The makers of the new musical drama about Jimi Hendrix, “Jimi: All Is By My side” took a potential obstacle — the Hendrix estate’s refusal to grant access to any of his music — and turned it into an opportunity. Writer-director John Ridley’s film focuses on the year before Hendrix exploded into superstardom, when he […]

What the Flick?! — Jimi: All Is By My Side

This is a Jimi Hendrix biography without any Jimi Hendrix music in it. That would sound like a problem, but writer-director John Ridley actually has taken an innovative approach to a famous life. I liked this movie a lot. Alonso was not so impressed.