RogerEbert.com — Independence Day: Resurgence

The sequel you never thought you wanted or needed to the 1996 smash-hit blockbuster “Independence Day” isn’t as terrible as you would expect, given that it wasn’t shown to critics before opening day. It’s just … dull. A massive waste of time and money. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

RogerEbert.com — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2

It’s the final film in the “Hunger Games” saga — no, really it is this time! With the exception of a couple of truly dazzling action set pieces, “Mockingjay – Part 2” provides more of what we saw in “Mockingjay — Part 1”: a lot of wheel-spinning and repetitive imagery. But the stakes are higher […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Lionsgate Films Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some disturbing images and thematic material. Running time: 123 minutes. Two stars out of four. Despite its action and revelations, its substantial political allegory and its strong performances from a tremendous cast, “The Hunger Games: Mockingkay — Part 1” still feels like one long […]

What the Flick?! — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

The first half of the film adaptation of the third book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy feels like a stretched-out placeholder for the real finale. Jennifer Lawrence is strong as always, though, as Katniss, who’s now the reluctant symbol of hope for the revolution.

What the Flick?! — Worst of 2013

Many things suck. Here are three of them. Ben, Alonso and I pick the worst films of 2013.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Lionsgate PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation and language. Running time: 146 minutes. Three stars out of four. Here’s how effective “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is: I read the book it’s based on, I knew what was going to happen, yet still found myself […]

Revisiting The Hunger Games

I swear, I meant to get my act together today and write a review of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Really, I did. But then I had back-to-back, 4-year-old birthday parties to attend. One of them featured wine (because those are the kinds of mommy friends I have). You know how these things go. So! […]

What the Flick?! — The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Matt, Alonso, Ben and I choose our weapons carefully to enter the arena for our review of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Place your bets on who the winner will be.

Studio 11 LA — Nebraska, Frozen, Catching Fire

Jeff, Christine and I were all over the place today on Studio 11 LA, from “Nebraska” to “Frozen.” Curl up and enjoy. Watch the video here

Studio 11 LA — Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Kick-Ass 2, Jobs, Paranoia

Hashing through the weekend’s winners and losers at the box office with Lauren Sivan on Studio 11 LA. Watch the video