What the Flick?! — Jersey Boys

Hopefully by the time you watch this, we all will have purged the Four Seasons songs from our brains. They are darn catchy. Clint Eastwood’s film itself, though — while glossy and entertaining — is also rather conventional and safe.

What the Flick?! — Think Like a Man Too

“Think Like a Man Too” is a shameless example of cashing in again. The original 2012 film, “Think Like a Man,” was a surprise hit. This sequel just feels loose and lazy, and it squanders a great-looking, charismatic cast. (But the Bell Biv DeVoe music video they stage is pretty great.)

22 Jump Street

Columbia Pictures Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some language. Running time: 112 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. “22 Jump Street” is pretty much the exact same movie as “21 Jump Street.” It knows it, you know it, and it knows that you know it. […]

RogerEbert.com — Lullaby

Richard Jenkins, an actor of great insight and subtlety, makes his moments tolerable and occasionally moving in this otherwise mawkish drama. Jenkins stars as the wealthy patriarch of a Manhattan family who gathers his loved ones around his hospital bed to witness his decision to go off life support after a 12-year battle with cancer. […]

What the Flick?! — 22 Jump Street

Just ridiculously entertaining. We all had a blast. See it, and then see it again to catch all the jokes you missed while you were laughing your ass off.

What the Flick?! — How to Train Your Dragon 2

The sequel “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is wondrous, colorful and vibrant. But it also dares to present some very serious themes and see them through to their completion. I took Nicolas to see it and he was only slightly frightened of the character Djimon Hounsou voices: a villain who wants to round up […]

What the Flick?! — The Rover

“The Rover” is a slow burn — a bleak vision of a parched, post-apocalyptic wasteland, but one with surprises and startling bursts of violence in store. Australian director David Michod’s follow-up to the great “Animal Kingdom” features a stoic Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson doing the most daring (and un-“Twilight”-like) work of his career. Matt […]

RogerEbert.com — The Fault in Our Stars

I will happily admit to having tears streaming down my face as I read John Green’s juggernaut best seller “The Fault in Our Stars.” But the awkward film version felt emotionally inert, despite the lovely, accessible presence of Shailene Woodley. The tween and teen girls are angry about my RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — The Fault in Our Stars

The boys and I compare how much we cried (or didn’t) while watching the film version of novelist John Green’s pop-culture phenomenon about teen cancer patients in love.

What the Flick?! — Edge of Tomorrow

Tom Cruise is at his best in this thrilling (and super-violent) sci-fi take on “Groundhog Day.” Doug Liman’s film looks great, moves beautifully and is crammed with clever details. But the ending is a bit of a puzzle, we also did a super spoiler edition to break it all down.