What the Flick?! — Guardians of the Galaxy

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the cheekiest, wackiest sci-fi blockbuster you’ll see all summer. Great cast, inspired visuals and a blast of a soundtrack of ’70s pop tunes which will be stuck in your head long afterward. Trust me.

What the Flick?! — Get on Up

Matt, Alonso and I were all shocked at how good “Get on Up” is and how it breathes life into the musical biopic, a genre that’s typically riddled with cliches. (See: “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.” No really, you should see it.) Chadwick Boseman is completely captivating as James Brown and the film as […]

RogerEbert.com — War Story

Catherine Keener stars as a photographer shattered by her experience in Libya in “War Story.” Director and co-writer Mark Jackson’s drama is minimalist to the point of being stultifying, and it squanders Keener’s considerable earthy appeal in a dour role. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Movies With Friends — Lucy

Jen Wang is one of the smartest women I know — so who better to bring with me to see “Lucy,” a movie about the smartest woman on the planet? Jen is a fellow school mom — our sons have been classmates and buddies for the past couple years — and the co-creator of the […]

RogerEbert.com — And So It Goes

“And So It Goes” does what it needs to do for its target audience in totally mediocre ways. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are nothing if not total pros in Rob Reiner’s comedy, trying their best to breathe life into strained material. It’s fine. It’s just not good. It’s not even “As Good As It […]

Snowpiercer

Radius — The Weinstein Co. Rated R for violence, language and drug content. Running time: 126 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. It’s so hard to describe how amazing “Snowpiercer” is without giving away everything that makes it amazing. I’ve actually been putting off writing about the film for that very reason, […]

Revisiting Five Most — Nicolas Cage Performances

Tonight, Chris and I are attending The Nicolas Cage Party Los Angeles, an art exhibit downtown which could be incredibly strange and wonderful (like Cage himself). This got me thinking about a Five Most list I did of his best performances back in January 2011. Which films would you pick? 5 most memorable Nicolas Cage […]

RogerEbert.com — Persecuted

As a disgraced evangelist, James Remar runs around with a rosary and a gun in his bloodied hands, trying to clear his good name. It is not very subtle. My one-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Sex Tape

Any sex tape you’d make at home with the partner of your choice would be hotter than this.

What the Flick?! — The Purge: Anarchy

Ben and I were stunned that the sequel to “The Purge” is so much better than the original. Writer-director James DeMonaco expands on his clever idea both geographically and emotionally. It’s the best movie in a bad week for movies.