The Marvels (PG-13) ★★★

“The Marvels” is the sequel to “Captain Marvel” that opened in (2019). Nia DaCosta serves as director and co-writer. Screenplay credit also goes to Megan McDonnell and Elissa Karasik. The three main female characters are … Read more

Priscilla (R) ★★★

Writer and director Sofia Coppola’s new biographical drama “Priscilla” explores Priscilla Presley’s relationship with her husband, Elvis Presley. “Priscilla” is based on the 1985 memoir “Elvis and Me” written by Priscilla Presley–she also serves as … Read more

Lessons in Chemistry Apple TV+ ★★★★

“Lesson in Chemistry,” the Apple + TV series, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Bonnie Garmus. The series has eight episodes and is truly delightful. Brie Larson stars as chemist … Read more

Beckham Netflix Series ★★★★

I’m sure most of you have heard the name David Beckham, and know that he was a football aka soccer player in England for Manchester United in the 90s. You may not know the level … Read more

Killers of the Flower Moon (R) ★★★★

‘Masterpiece’ is the word that came to mind within the first seconds of viewing cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto’s airborne wide shot of the massive Pawhuska, Oklahoma, territory that extends miles into the horizon. Martin Scorsese’s epic … Read more

Barbie (PG-13) ★★★★

Margot Robbie stars as Mattel’s fashion doll Barbie, and Ryan Gosling is the Ken doll in director Greta Gerwig’s excellent and creative film. The fantasy comedy movie is based on the dolls from the Mattel … Read more

The Flash (PG-13) ★★★

In “The Flash,” Barry Allen, played by Ezra Miller, is a member of the Justice League. He’s the fastest guy around and can travel at warp speed through time. He’s saddened by the murder of … Read more

Elemental (PG) ★★★½

Director Peter Sohn creates a new world in “Element City,” where earth, fire, water, and wind are elements similar to the elements table we all learned in school. Sohn has been with PIXAR for many … Read more

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (PG-13) ★★★

If you’re wondering which number in this series, I’ve got you covered as I’ve seen them all, ‘Rise of the Beasts’ is number seven. The movie is based on the Hasbro Transformers toys with influence … Read more

Spider-Man Across the Universe (PG) ★★★★

“Spider-Man: Across the Universe” is the sequel to the first movie, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the film is both animated and live-action. Seventeen-year-old Miles Morales is Spider-Man, and Shameik Moore voices him; the story also … Read more

The Little Mermaid (PG) ★★★

Disney’s remake of the classic animated 1989 movie “The Little Mermaid” is here with live-action characters and Ariel, Halle Bailey as the star. She carries the film despite the overlong runtime as her sweet, strong … Read more

Fast X”(PG-13) ★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Fast X,” rated PG-13, is the tenth movie of the series. The fast cars and crazy stunts are all back, along with a new villain, Jason Momoa! Vin Diesel, and Michelle Rodriguez, star. With flashbacks … Read more

Succession TV Series (R) ★★★½

“Succession” season one aired in 2018 on HBO to rave reviews. It’s based on the famous, wealthy Murdock family. It stars Brian Cox (Logan Roy), the family’s patriarch; Jeremy Strong (Kendall), his son; Kieran Calkin … Read more

Book Club: The Next Chapter (PG-13) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Yes, they’re back, those wise-cracking, wine-drinking, Hollywood award-winning ladies—Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, and Diane Keaton for their follow-up to “Book Club” (2018). In this sequel, the girls decide to take a trip to … Read more

Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

Do you remember the 1982 TV show ‘Family Ties’ with Michael J Fox or the classic movie “Back to the Future?” “Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie” is a documentary about his very successful career, … Read more

Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant (R) ★★★★ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

“Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant” is based on the true story of US Army Sergeant John Kinley (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Afghan interpreter Ahmed (Dar Salim) in 2018 during the Afghanistan War. After being ambushed, Ahmed risks … Read more

Peter Pan and Wendy (PG) ★★★½ H360 Radio Podcast

The latest movie about Peter Pan is now playing in theaters everywhere. “Peter Pan and Wendy” is based on the original story of the “Peter Pan” book by Sir James Matthew Barrie, written in 1904, … Read more

Roger Ebert’s Ebertfest Film Festival 2023

Ebertfest Film Festival 2023, Focuses on Empathy

The Ebertfest film festival began on Wednesday, April 19, and ended Saturday evening, April 22, with all screenings at the majestic Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, IL. Ebertfest … Read more

The Super Mario Bros. Movie (PG) ★★½

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is now playing in theaters to packed audiences. It’s animation and based on the popular 80s video game of two brothers, Mario, voiced by (Chris Pratt) and Luige (Charlie Day), … Read more

Judy Blume Forever Documentary H360 Podcast ★★★½

I screened the excellent documentary during the Sundance Film Festival in January 2023, and loved the film.

Most know author Judy Blume books as her name is synonymous with the joy and agony of being … Read more

Air (R) Hollywood 360 Radio Network ★★★★

Ben Affleck’s “Air” is a complete delight from start to dramatic history-making finish—in fact, it’s the best movie I’ve seen yet in 2023! It’s the story of super-star basketball player Michael Jordan and the beginnings … Read more

John Wick: Chapter Four (R) ★★★½

Keanu Reeves lifts the “John Wick” series to new heights! Most of the world has somewhat of an idea that Reeves is an unkillable assassin. Having viewed all of the John Wick movies since 2014, … Read more

“Shazam! Fury of the Gods” (PG-13) ★★★½

The 1984 song “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Taylor is the perfect theme song for the entertaining “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” as the song sums up the core of the movie—while providing … Read more

Moving On, (R) ★★★½ Hollywood 360 Radio Podcast

My selection’s during the Toronto International Film Festival September 2022 started off with the comedic writer-director Paul Weitz’s film, “Moving On,” starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Malcolm Macdonald, and Richard Roundtree. The story centers on … Read more