Post Date Sep 11

What the Flick?! — God Help the Girl

Belle & Sebastian singer-songwriter Stuart Murdoch wrote and directed this indie rock musical starring Emily Browning as an escaped mental patient who wanders the streets of Glasgow bursting into song. It’s sometimes awkward but often charming, with an appealing messiness about the production numbers.

Post Date Sep 11

What the Flick?! — Dolphin Tale 2

This harmless and heartwarming film is the sequel to 2011’s “Dolphin Tale,” in case you recall that there was an original “Dolphin Tale.” Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman are both in it, but sadly, they do not run around solving dolphin-related crimes.

Post Date Sep 4

What the Flick?! — Heads Up!

Officially THE most fun thing Ben, Matt, Alonso and I have ever done on What the Flick?! We played a rousing game of the movie title quiz Heads Up! We’ll definitely do more of this sort of thing in the future.

Post Date Sep 4

What the Flick?! — The Longest Week

Even talented, likable actors like Jason Bateman, Olivia Wilde and Billy Crudup can’t breathe life into this dull, vapid drama about bored rich people meandering about Manhattan. Stealing from the likes of Woody Allen and Wes Anderson doesn’t help.

Post Date Sep 4

What the Flick?! — Frontera

Alonso and I thought “Frontera” was perfectly well-made and well-intentioned in telling intertwined stories along the Arizona-Mexico border. But in trying to see all sides fairly, it might be too detached.

Post Date Aug 28

What the Flick?! — Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Revisiting the greatness of “Ghostbusters,” which is back in theaters for a limited run in honor of its 30th anniversary. Matt and I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

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?