Post Date Aug 28

What the Flick?! — When the Game Stands Tall

Matt and I play catch-up with this feel-good football flick, based on the true story of the powerhouse team at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif.

Post Date Aug 28

What the Flick?! — The November Man

It’s yet another chewing-gum-and-rubber-bands edition of What the Flick?! as Matt and I try to piece together a discussion of the Pierce Brosnan spy thriller “The November Man.” Late August is brutal.

Post Date Aug 21

What the Flick?! — Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

It’s the chewing-gum-and-rubber-bands edition of What the Flick?! as Alonso discusses the “Sin City” sequel and I pretend to be Matt Atchity. We do our best here, but late August is a bitch.

Post Date Aug 21

What the Flick?! — If I Stay

Alonso and I were both pleased to find that this was better than the average teen weepy. Chloe Grace Moretz stars as a cello prodigy trapped between life and death after a devastating car accident. Should she stay or should she go?

Post Date Aug 21

What the Flick?! — Love Is Strange

John Lithgow and Alfred Molina are completely lovely as a longtime couple who finally enjoy the opportunity to get married legally in New York after 39 years together. It should be the happiest time of their life — but it’s just the beginning of their troubles. Ira Sachs’ drama is honest and true about the difficulties of aging and staying afloat financially.

Post Date Aug 21

What the Flick?! — The One I Love

Alonso and I did an all-spoiler review of the extremely inventive drama “The One I Love,” starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a couple struggling to save their marriage. Seriously, do not watch this review ’til you’ve seen the movie. It’s twisty. (But FYI, we both really liked it.)

Post Date Aug 14

What the Flick?! — The Giver

Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep add heft to this derivative but well-made sci-fi thriller based on Lois Lowry’s Young Adult novel. In a rigid and seemingly perfect futuristic society, one plucky teenage boy dares to shake up the status quo. It’s beautifully shot but it goes off the rails in the third act.

Post Date Aug 14

What the Flick?! — Let’s Be Cops

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have some decent chemistry with each other but it can’t salvage this straining, one-joke comedy. They star as struggling, 30-year-old Los Angeles buddies who enjoy a rush of power and self-esteem when they pretend to be police officer. Madcap hilarity ensues.

Post Date Aug 14

What the Flick?! — The Trip to Italy

Alonso and I both enjoyed seconds with “The Trip to Italy,” the sequel to the 2011 comedy “The Trip.” Co-stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon once again play versions of themselves and improvise their dialogue while hopping from one delicious meal and scenic locale to the next. Instead of the English countryside, this time they’re in Italy. But beneath the steady stream of laughs, there’s an undercurrent of melancholy.

Post Date Aug 14

What the Flick?! — Robin Williams

The What the Flick?! teams pays tribute to Robin Williams, who we were stunned to learn committed suicide in his home at age 63. Ben, Alonso and I look back at his versatility, his energy and his legacy.