Movies With Friends — Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

So I thought I’d try a little experiment this week by taking my son, Nicolas, with me to see “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and then doing a Movies With Friends with him. The drill with this feature is that I bring a friend with me to see a movie and then we […] — Baggage Claim

“Baggage Claim” is so archaic in its depiction of feminine self-worth—and, frankly, so insulting—it’s amazing that it’s coming out in 2013, not 1963. My review. Read the review here — Muscle Shoals

Now “Muscle Shoals” has got the Swampers. And Aretha, and Percy, and Mick, and Keith. My review of this entertaining and enlightening music documentary. Read the review here — Wedding Palace

“Wedding Palace” bills itself as the first Asian-American romantic comedy, but it’s chock full of all the same cliches and conventions you’d see in any film of the genre. My review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Don Jon

It’s gym-tan-laundry all day, baby, as we review Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directing debut “Don Jon.”

What the Flick?! — Baggage Claim

Ben and I were duly appalled by the insultingly retro romantic comedy “Baggage Claim.” Alonso blissfully missed it.

What the Flick?! — Enough Said

We all loved “Enough Said,” which features a poignant performance from the late, great James Gandolfini.

What the Flick?! — Prisoners

Ben, Alonso and I try to discern the origin of Jake Gyllenhaal’s distracting neck tattoos in the beautifully shot but self-serious “Prisoners.”

What the Flick?! — Rush

Alonso, Ben and I are feeling sexy, ’70s-style, in our review of the Ron Howard racing flick “Rush.”


Warner Bros. R for disturbing violent content including torture, and language throughout. Running time: 146 minutes. Two stars out of four. “Prisoners” has heavy-duty arthouse pretensions but, if we’re being honest with each other, it’s really just a high-falutin’ B-grade kidnap thriller. It’s got lofty aspirations but it also wants to wallow in the muck […]