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 […]

Max

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG for action violence, peril, brief language and some thematic elements. Running time: 111 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. “Max” is a strange beast. It is, in theory, a family-friendly movie about courage and friendship, with a brave and handsome military search dog at its center. Who […]

RogerEbert.com — The DUFF

Mae Whitman dazzles as the title character — which stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend — a brilliant and quick-witted high school senior who takes that derogatory label and makes it her own. This breezy comedy is Whitman’s “Easy A”: the movie that will make the longtime supporting actress a star. At RogerEbert.com. Read the […]