Zombieland: Double Tap
The vast majority of sequels are unnecessary, but Zombieland: Double Tap feels particularly so, especially coming out a decade after the original.
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A look ahead at the films set to come out in the fall season, starring ten of our most anticipated titles.
On two world premieres from two Oscar nominees, Barry Jenkins and Steve McQueen. They also happen to be two of the best films of 2018.
A look at how Laura Dern became one of the most adventurous actresses working today.
A recap of Day 4 & 5 of Ebertfest 2018.
Part II of our round-up featuring filmmaker guests scheduled to attend Ebertfest 2018.
A trifecta of senior citizens could make Oscar history on Sunday night.
A look at some of the details that makes the Cars films more authentic than most live-action racing movies.
The latest on Netflix and Blu-ray/DVD, including "45 Years," "Moonlight," "Rules Don't Apply," "The Eyes of My Mother," "Moana" and more!
Roger's Favorites: actress Faye Dunaway.
A chronological commentary celebrating the performances of Gena Rowlands.
The movie questionnaire and 2015 reviews of RogerEbert.com film critic Godfrey Cheshire.
A list of the two-and-a-half-star reviews so far posted on RogerEbert.com this year.
The official nominees along with some fun facts about this year's crop.
Predictions for the eight major categories in the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
Chaz Ebert to present the Morning Keynote at the Palm Springs Film Festival on January 8th.
An interview with the legendary Liv Ullmann, at this year's TIFF with "Miss Julie."
The 2014 Toronto Film Festival opened with "The Judge," starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, and we were there.
Matt Zoller Seitz on why Philip Seymour Hoffmann mattered.
Marie writes: Behold an ivy covered house in Düsseldorf, Germany and the power of plants to transform stone, brick and mortar into a hotel for millions of spiders. To view an amazing collection of such images and showcasing a variety of buildings from around the world, visit The Most Colorful Houses Engulfed in Vegetation at io9.com.
Marie writes: When I first learned of "Royal de Luxe" I let out a squeal of pure delight and immediately began building giant puppets inside my head, trying to imagine how it would look to see a whale or dragon moving down the street..."Based in Nantes, France, the street theatre company Royal de Luxe performs around the world, primarily using gigantic, elaborate marionettes to tell stories that take place over several days and wind through entire cities. Puppeteers maneuver the huge marionettes - some as tall as 12 meters (40 ft) - through streets, parks, and waterways, performing their story along the way." - the Atlantic
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"The Godfather Part III" is one of my favorite movies. I admit a personal obsession with the film that would have never existed had it simply been either good or bad. Some fans of the series clearly love to hate it; they equate Sofia Coppola's presence to that of Jar Jar Binks in the "Star Wars" trilogies, but I believe this is an over-simplification. "Part III" is an uneven picture that could and should have been great. That's what's maddening about it.
Marie writes: The countdown to Christmas officially begins the day after Halloween, which this year lands on a Wednesday. Come Thursday morning, the shelves will be bare of witches, goblins and ghosts; with snowmen, scented candles and dollar store angel figurines taking their place. That being the case, I thought it better to start celebrating early so we can milk the joy of Halloween for a whole week as opposed to biding adieu to the Great Pumpkin so soon after meeting up again...
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Robert Duvall's "The Apostle" (1997) is the story of a preacher who believes he has unique permission to phone call the Divine. As is the case with such preachers, the rules of goodness and morality seem to apply to everyone else before they apply to him. Meaning, he is above the law until he gets frightened for breaking the law. So, his combination of impious exhilaration, impatient devotion, and self-righteous rage reveals a man in sunglasses, open palms, and fiery sermons, who plants trees while burning bridges. I love this movie as much as I despise its central character. This movie exists only because of its central character.
Marie writes: Once upon a time, a long time ago and in a childhood far, far away, kids used to be able to buy a special treat called a Frosted Malt. Then, with the arrival of progress and the subsequent destruction of all that is noble and pure, the world found itself reduced to settling for a frosty at Wendy's, at least where I live. Unable to support a "second rate" frosted malt for a second longer, I decided to do something about it!