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 […]

Chappie

Columbia Pictures Rated R for violence, language and brief nudity. Running time: 120 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Do you know who Die Antwoord are? I didn’t before walking into “Chappie.” Not really. In retrospect, I’d vaguely heard of the South African rave-rap group because a fellow school mom mentioned to […]

X-Men: Days of Future Past

20th Century Fox Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi violence and action, some suggestive material, nudity and language. Running time: 131 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. The “X-Men” movies are, for the most part, a giant blur for me.  I know I’ve seen them all — there’s got to be […]

What the Flick?! — Prisoners

Ben, Alonso and I try to discern the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal’s distracting neck tattoos in the beautifully shot but self-serious “Prisoners.”

Prisoners

Warner Bros. R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. Running time: 146 minutes. Two stars out of four. “Prisoners” has heavy-duty arthouse pretensions but, if we’re being honest with each other, it’s really just a high-falutin’ B-grade kidnap thriller. It’s got lofty aspirations but it also wants to wallow in the muck […]

Studio 11 LA — Rush, Prisoners, Enough Said

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Lauren Sivan and I talk the weekend’s new movies — including a poignant final performance from the late, great James Gandolfini — on Studio 11 LA. Watch the video here

Studio 11 LA — The Canyons, Wolverine box office

Lauren Sivan and I talk about the train wreck that is “The Canyons” on Studio 11 LA. You know you’re curious. Watch the Video

RogerEbert.com — The Wolverine

In his sixth outing as the metal-clawed mountain of muscle, Hugh Jackman undergoes the kind of existential crisis that’s de rigueur these days for all comic book heroes. I had the pleasure of reviewing “The Wolverine” for RogerEbert.com. Here’s a link to the review  

What the Flick?! — The Wolverine

Our claws are made of real adamantium. And they’re spectacular.

Studio 11 LA — Wolverine, summer movie bombs

Talking “Wolverine,” and why so many movies have tanked this summer, on Studio 11 LA with the lovely Bobby D. Watch the Video