The boys and I had a lively conversation about the faith-based comedy “Moms’ Night Out” and the subsequent shitstorm the negative reviews have inspired.
Universal Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use throughout. Running time: 96 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. I have been both of the people at the center of the conflict in “Neighbors.” I have been the drunk sorority girl who doesn’t want […]
Moms are frazzled control freaks and dads are blithering incompetents in this dismally tame, faith-based comedy. Basically the message is: Don’t go out. Because if you do, all hell will break loose — or rather, all heck. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
My fellow SMU grad, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele, joins me and Alonso for a discussion of Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Snuffer’s cheese fries. Robert and I wanted to laugh harder, but Alonso had a good time.
The ordinarily likable Elizabeth Banks throws herself into this terrible role with all the gusto she’s got, but even she can’t make her vapid TV news anchor character feel like a real person. Robert Abele joins me and Alonso to discuss this flat, unfunny slog.
“Walk of Shame” was not screened for critics before opening day. When I went to a matinee of it Friday morning, this made sense to me. Elizabeth Banks’ immense likability and comedic talent go to waste in this misogynistic, flat farce. My one-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here
The four of us are all on the same page on this overstuffed comic-book sequel: a little more conversation, a little less action, please.
Tom Hardy drives a car along a London motorway for an hour and a half, and it’s gripping. Alonso, Ben and I all went a little nuts for this brilliantly executed, low-budget drama.
Watching “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” made me long for a low-budget, indie version of the same movie — one that took out all the numbing action sequences and focused instead on the character’s inner struggle. I also realize this is a ridiculous proposal in my two-star review for RogerEbert.com. Read the review here