Captain America: Civil War

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem. Running time: 146 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. With “Captain America: Civil War,” directors Anthony and Joe Russo have found the tricky balance that eluded the ordinarily reliable Joss Whedon with last year’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” They’ve […]

Getaway

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures, and language. Running time: 90 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. The Summer of Ethan Hawke ends in batshit-crazy fashion with “Getaway,” an over-the-top car chase movie that drives all night but never really goes anywhere. Following […]

What the Flick?! — Getaway

Ethan Hawke stars as a washed-up racecar driver and Selena Gomez plays the world’s most brilliant teenage hacker in this nutty, nonsensical, late-summer action extravaganza.

Kick-Ass 2

Universal Pictures Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content and brief nudity. Running time: 103 minutes. Two stars out of four. Jim Carrey’s character in “Kick-Ass 2,” an ex-mobster and born-again Christian who’s transformed himself into a vigilante crimefighter named Colonel Stars and Stripes, carries a handgun on his person at […]

We’re the Millers

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for crude sexual content, passive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. Running time: 110 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. Jennifer Aniston is beautiful and stylish and envied with her trend-setting hair and yoga-toned body and the ability to achieve longevity in a fickle industry with […]

Studio 11 LA — Johnny Depp on The Lone Ranger critics

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Lauren Sivan and I discuss the alleged secret cabal of critics who had it in for “The Lone Ranger,” as well as new releases “Elysium,” “We’re the Millers” and “Planes,” on Studio 11 LA. Watch the video

What the Flick?! — The Spectacular Now

A coming-af-age charmer that’s very much worth seeking out.

What the Flick?! — 2 Guns

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg have crazy chemistry, but it can’t drone out the din of the gunfire.

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.