Post Date Mar 20

What the Flick?! — Divergent

Like Tris standing before all those bowls at the Choosing Ceremony, I’m mixed on “Divergent.” But I’m way more positive on it than Matt and Alonso are. Then again, I made myself read the book — and now I actually want to read the next two.

Post Date Mar 20

What the Flick?! — Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1

That wacky Lars Von Trier. Who knew he was funny? Much has been made about the graphic nature of this film, in which Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a sex addict recounting her exploits for Stellan Skarsgard. But not only is it not a titillating experience, it’s also lighter and more playful that you might expect — and more decent toward its self-loathing female heroine.

Post Date Mar 20

What the Flick?! — Muppets Most Wanted

I really wanted to love “Muppets Most Wanted.” It’s got a lot of funny individual bits and jokes and celebrity cameos, but the story just isn’t there, especially compared to the most recent Muppet movie. As Matt puts it here, “It’s fine, it just isn’t great.”

Post Date Mar 6

What the Flick?! — 300: Rise of a Nation

This is madness? This is … a prequel. Or sequel. Or sidebar. Or something. Alonso, Matt and I take a slo-mo stab at the follow-up to the super-stylized, ultra-violent 2006 hit.

Post Date Mar 6

What the Flick?! — The Grand Budapest Hotel

You can check out any time you’d like, but you can never leave. Matt, Alonso and I review the latest Wes Anderson extravaganza, set in a lavish hotel in a fictional Eastern European country between the two world wars.

Post Date Feb 27

What the Flick?! — Non-Stop

The texts are coming from inside the plane! The semi-annual Liam Neeson Festival of Ass-Kicking is back. This time, he plays a troubled air marshal who receives threatening text messages during a trans-Atlantic flight from New York to London. The “fasten seat belts” sign definitely is on.

Post Date Feb 27

What the Flick?! — Oscar picks

The Academy Awards are this Sunday. Perhaps you’ve heard. Ben, Matt, Alonso and I do our best to predict who will win on Hollywood’s biggest night.

Post Date Feb 27

What the Flick?! — Harold Ramis tribute

The What the Flick?! crew looks back on the great career of the late Harold Ramis. We all grew up in the 1970s and ’80s, so Ramis’ films really shaped our comic sensibilities.

Post Date Feb 13

What the Flick?! — Winter’s Tale

Colin Farrell stars in this batshit-crazy, time-travel romance which has an interior mythology that’s complicated and convoluted but never boring. We all enjoyed saying WTF? this week during our What the Flick?! review.

Post Date Feb 13

What the Flick?! — Endless Love

The remake of the ’80s forbidden teen romance “Endless Love” creates the sensation of watching two toned, tanned Abercrombie & Fitch models fall in love. Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde have real chemistry during the flirtatious, falling-in-love stage, but director and co-writer Shane Feste unfortunately took out all the crazy when she adapted this story.