My fellow SMU grad, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele, joins me and Alonso for a discussion of Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Snuffer’s cheese fries. Robert and I wanted to laugh harder, but Alonso had a good time.
The ordinarily likable Elizabeth Banks throws herself into this terrible role with all the gusto she’s got, but even she can’t make her vapid TV news anchor character feel like a real person. Robert Abele joins me and Alonso to discuss this flat, unfunny slog.
The four of us are all on the same page on this overstuffed comic-book sequel: a little more conversation, a little less action, please.
Tom Hardy drives a car along a London motorway for an hour and a half, and it’s gripping. Alonso, Ben and I all went a little nuts for this brilliantly executed, low-budget drama.
Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann have some solid chemistry with each other in this comedy about scorned women seeking revenge. But then Kate Upton shows up, and the whole endeavor turns irretrievably slapsticky.
Paul Walker’s final completed film is an enjoyably trashy, English-language remake of the French action thriller “District B13.” It’s not a great movie but it’s a solid showcase for what Walker did best.
Johnny Depp takes over the Internet — which sounds like a frightening prospect, but it’s actually quite silly.
“Bears”! It’s about … bears. They’re cute and cuddly until they get hungry and angry. Matt, Alonso and I packed a pic-a-nic basket to discuss the latest Disneynature documentary.
Alonso, Matt and I were all shocked at how good “Draft Day” is. Great cast, it moves well and it provides a window into an important element of sports we don’t ordinarily get to see.
“Rio 2” comes to life during its colorful, lively musical numbers. But then they end, and you realize there isn’t much to the story — despite the many competing subplots. Matt and I aren’t exactly packing our bags and heading down there.