Believe the hype, guys — this movie is bad-ass. Bong Joon-ho’s film has serious things to say about class disparity but it’s also thrilling in its surprises and dazzling in its production design. If it’s not playing near you, please check it out through video on demand.
“Sex Tape” is a one-joke movie that feels like a one-joke movie. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, who had an enjoyably raunchy chemistry a few years back in Jake Kasdan’s “Bad Teacher,” re-team for Kasdan as a longtime married couple but strain and flail for laughs that just aren’t there. But the Rob Lowe segment […]
It’s been a few months since I’ve done one of these Movies With Friends things so I thought it was time, and I thought I’d try it again with Nicolas. About a year ago, I took him to see “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and we talked about it afterward, with varying degrees […]
The Weinstein Co. Rated R for language. Running time: 101 minutes. Three stars out of four. It’s been out for a couple of weeks now, but I didn’t want to let too much more time pass before I wrote a little something about “Begin Again.” This movie charmed me so much that I had to […]
Machine gun-toting apes barreling on horseback through the fiery streets of San Francisco? Yes, please. Matt Reeves’ movie is pretty bad-ass — thrilling, terrifying and vividly rendered — but it also features some intimate moments of real emotional poignancy. We all dug it, although Alonso was less wowed than Ben and I were.
Melissa McCarthy has enough clout in this town and in this industry, after standout performances in the massive box-office hits “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Identity Thief,” to make pretty much any movie she wants. She’s used it to make “Tammy,” a comedy she stars in, produced and co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone, who’s directing […]