Post Date Jan 16

What the Flick?! — Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Matt and I had a decent time, but Ben is flabbergasted by the lack of realism in the latest Jack Ryan movie. Chris Pine takes over the role of novelist Tom Clancy’s CIA operative — played previously by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford and Ben Affleck — in this prequel/reboot which rips a hole in the time-space continuum.

Post Date Jan 16

What the Flick?! — Ride Along

Matt and I didn’t even have to use our AKs to review the Ice Cube-Kevin Hart mismatched-buddy cop comedy. But we did blast a few holes in it nonetheless.

Post Date Jan 2

What the Flick?! — Worst of 2013

Many things suck. Here are three of them. Ben, Alonso and I pick the worst films of 2013.

Post Date Jan 2

What the Flick?! — Best of 2013

Ben, Alonso and I choose our favorite movies from 2013. You all know that my No. 1 pick is: “Gravity.” But what did the guys select? The anticipation is agonizing, isn’t it?

Post Date Jan 2

What the Flick?! — Interior. Leather Bar.

James Franco “re-enacts” 40 minutes of cut footage from the 1980 drama “Cruising,” in which Al Pacino starred as an undercover cop exploring New York’s gay-bar scene, in his pseudo-documentary “Interior. Leather Bar.” Alonso and I appreciated this as an ambitious experiment.

Post Date Jan 2

What the Flick?! — Lone Survivor

Peter Berg’s action picture “Lone Survivor,” based on the true story of a Navy SEAL who narrowly lived through a botched mission in Afghanistan, is intense and intimate and beautifully shot. Ben, Alonso and I don’t dispute that. But we do have differing theories as to whether it’s propaganda or an anti-war statement. I’m curious to hear what you guys think.

Post Date Dec 18

Studio 11 LA — Anchorman 2, Saving Mr. Banks, August: Osage County

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Lots of big end-of-the-year releases in theaters now, including the much-anticipated sequel “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Lauren Sivan and I whip out the big up-dos to discuss.

Watch the video here

Post Date Dec 12

What the Flick?! — American Hustle

We all had a complete blast at “American Hustle,” one of the year’s best films and one that will appear very high on both Alonso’s and my top 10 lists.

Post Date Dec 12

What the Flick?! — The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Matt is a Tolkien purist, so he really disliked the second of Peter Jackson’s three films based on “The Hobbit.” I admittedly haven’t read any of these books and am not a fan of the films, so I was surprised at how much I enjoyed myself. We had a fun little debate.

Post Date Dec 12

What the Flick?! — Saving Mr. Banks

It’s an infomercial by Disney, for Disney, about Disney. Alonso, Matt, Ben and I review the cheery and self-congratulatory “Saving Mr. Banks,” which is (knda-sorta) about the making of “Mary Poppins.”