What the Flick?! — RoboCop

Enough already with the ’80s remakes, amirite? The new “RoboCop” lacks the cheeky satire of the original, but it’s got a great cast and the visual effects are pretty dazzling. The boys and I are all mixed on it.

The Lego Movie

Warner Bros. PG for mild action and rude humor. Running time: 100 minutes. Four stars out of four. “The Lego Movie”: Merely a great film, or the greatest film ever in the history of cinema? I asked this question — jokingly, rhetorically — during our What the Flick?! review, but the more I think about […]

RogerEbert.com — The Outsider

Jason Statham apparently was unavailable for this B-action movie about a beefy British bad-ass (Craig Fairbrass) who flies to Los Angeles to identify the body of his estranged daughter. But when he pulls back the sheet at the morgue, the young woman lying before him is a stranger, so he trolls the city beating the […]

RogerEbert.com — The Pretty One

Zoe Kazan is lovely in a multitude of roles, playing various versions of identical twin sisters. She and Jake Johnson share some effortless banter, but this ambitious comic drama doesn’t always hit the right marks tonally. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — The Lego Movie

Matt and I are seriously in love with “The Lego Movie.” In many ways, it’s actually better suited for adults than it is for kids. The animated comedy is consistently high-spirited and hilarious but also profoundly emotional in a surprising way. Alonso, meanwhile, wasn’t quite so wild about it. You guys decide whom to trust […]

What the Flick?! — The Monuments Men

George Clooney, as director, co-writer and star, put together an impressive cast to tell the story of a group of art historians who went behind enemy lines during World War II to recover millions of paintings and scultpures that Hitler stole. But the film is strangely dull and tonally off, and watching Clooney interact with […]

What the Flick? — Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman

We’re all still devastated over at What the Flick?! following the death of one of our favorite actors, Philip Seymour Hoffman. We discuss the depth and versatility of his talent and struggle to decide on a singular favorite performance during his wide-ranging career. We had so much to talk about, we forgot to mention “Capote,” […]

On Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

  I’ve been dreading writing about the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman all day — not because I couldn’t figure out what to say, but because words seem so insufficient at a time like this, even ones that are heartfelt and well-intentioned. How does anyone adequately summarize such a prolific and powerful career, such a […]