— HairBrained

“HairBrained” suggests what it might look like if “Rushmore” hero Max Fischer had stuck his finger in a light socket. This self-consciously quirky comedy feels contrived and unconvincing from the very start. My one-star review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Non-Stop

The texts are coming from inside the plane! The semi-annual Liam Neeson Festival of Ass-Kicking is back. This time, he plays a troubled air marshal who receives threatening text messages during a trans-Atlantic flight from New York to London. The “fasten seat belts” sign definitely is on.

What the Flick?! — Oscar picks

The Academy Awards are this Sunday. Perhaps you’ve heard. Ben, Matt, Alonso and I do our best to predict who will win on Hollywood’s biggest night.

What the Flick?! — Harold Ramis tribute

The What the Flick?! crew looks back on the great career of the late Harold Ramis. We all grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, so Ramis’ films really shaped our comic sensibilities.

Oscar Picks

Usually by this point in awards season (if not sooner), it’s pretty clear what’s going to happen on Oscar night. Clear favorites emerge, especially in the best-picture category: “Argo” last year, “The Artist” in 2012. But things could go a few different ways Sunday night at the Academy Awards. So! Here are a few thoughts […]

On Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

There’s no way any of us realized in the moment how great Harold Ramis was. The comedies he directed, wrote and/or co-starred in have seeped into our systems through our pores and entered our DNA by this point — especially for those of us who grew up in the 1980s. We’ve all seen “Animal House,” […]


Sony Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense battle sequences, disaster-related action and brief sexual content. Running time: 105 minutes. One and a half stars out of four Is it wrong to root for the volcano? Mount Vesuvius is the most interesting and expressive character of all in “Pompeii,” a mind-numbingly dull and unintentionally hilarious sword-and-sandal epic/disaster […] — Endless Love

My love … there’s only you in my life. And this remake which in no way resembles the 1981 Franco Zeffirelli original. Director and co-writer Shana Feste kept the names the same in adapting this melodramatic story of forbidden teenage love, but she took out all the crazy. My review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Winter’s Tale

Colin Farrell stars in this batshit-crazy, time-travel romance which has an interior mythology that’s complicated and convoluted but never boring. We all enjoyed saying WTF? this week during our What the Flick?! review.

What the Flick?! — Endless Love

The remake of the ’80s forbidden teen romance “Endless Love” creates the sensation of watching two toned, tanned Abercrombie & Fitch models fall in love. Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde have real chemistry during the flirtatious, falling-in-love stage, but director and co-writer Shane Feste unfortunately took out all the crazy when she adapted this story.