I’m So Excited!

Sony Pictures Classics Rated R for strong sexual content including crude references, and drug use. Running time: 95 minutes. Three stars out of four. In theory, any new Pedro Almodovar film, even a fluffy, silly one, is better than none at all _ a notion that the Spanish master pushes to extremes in “I’m So […]

The Heat

20th Century Fox Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude content and some violence. Running time: 117 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. There’s a running joke throughout “The Heat” in which love-struck men approach Melissa McCarthy’s foul-mouthed detective character and beg to know why she hasn’t called them after she slept […]

What the Flick?! — I’m So Excited!

It’s sky-high hijinks in Pedro Almodovar’s latest, a throwback to his earliest work.

What the Flick?! — White House Down

Thank god Channing Tatum is here to save our nation from destruction.

What the Flick?! — The Heat

We kinda went nuts for “The Heat.” It is way funnier — and less hacky — than the trailer would suggest.

Studio 11 LA — Jim Carrey, World War Z

Lauren Sivan and I talk zombies. How hot is that? Watch the Video

World War Z

Paramount Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense, frightening zombie sequences, violence and disturbing images. Running time: 115 minutes. Three stars out of four. Walking out of “World War Z,” I realized I probably haven’t felt this edgy and paranoid after a movie since … “Aliens,” maybe? And that was when I was an impressionable teenager in […]

What the Flick?! — James Gandolfini

Ben, Alonso, Matt and I look back at the varied, too-brief career of the late, great James Gandolfini. You were always happy to see him — he made every film he was in better, and often was the best part of all. A huge loss.

Monsters University

Disney Pixar Rated G. Running time: 103 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. The thing that sets Pixar films apart from other animated movies _ the force that delights us and tugs at us all, regardless of who we are or where we come from _ is story. Story has been paramount […]

The Bling Ring

A24 Films Rated R for teen drug and alcohol use, and for language including some brief sexual references. Running time: 90 minutes. Two stars out of four. The sense of detachment that is a signature of Sofia Coppola’s work – the coolly distant, stylishly dreamlike way she regards her characters _ works to her detriment […]