Nine Lives

EuropaCorp Rated PG for thematic elements, language and some rude humor. Running time: 87 minutes. Two stars out of four. It’s hard to explain how incredibly strange “Nine Lives” is. I mean, the premise is pretty simple: Kevin Spacey plays a talking cat. It’s as high-concept as you can get. But the execution of that […]

RogerEbert.com — Miracles From Heaven

If you’ve read my reviews over the years, you probably know I’m not a big fan of faith-based films. That’s what makes “Miracles From Heaven” such a wonderful surprise. But regardless of your religious beliefs (or lack thereof), bring tissues. You’ll need them for this real-life story of a little girl’s miraculous healing. My unexpectedly […]

What the Flick?! — Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

The Judith Viorst children’s book is merely a springboard for this family-friendly comedy, which isn’t as cloying as it looks and features an appealing weird streak. You could do worse.

Draft Day

Summit Entertainment Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and sexual references. Running time: 109 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Draft Day” reminded me a lot of “Moneyball,” understandably. Both are about the behind-the-scenes, stat-based wheeling and dealing that go on between big-league professional sports teams — number crunching rather than bone crunching. While the […]