Post Date Apr 17

What the Flick?! — Transcendence

Johnny Depp takes over the Internet — which sounds like a frightening prospect, but it’s actually quite silly.

Post Date Apr 17

What the Flick?! — Bears

“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.

Post Date Apr 10

What the Flick?! — Draft Day

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.

Post Date Apr 10

What the Flick?! — Rio 2

“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.

Post Date Apr 3

What the Flick?! — Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Yes, it’s a blockbuster about a comic book character. But “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” manages to be subversive as well as explosive, with strong performances from a great cast.

Post Date Apr 3

What the Flick?! — Under the Skin

I love this movie so much, even though I’m not entirely certain what it’s about. Jonathan Glazer has crafted a stylish and strange sci-fi horror movie with a mesmerizing performance from Scarlett Johansson. If you’re up for a challenge, this is definitely worth seeking out.

Post Date Apr 3

What the Flick?! — Nymphomaniac: Volume II

It’s never as good as the first time. Alonso and I review the second half of Lars von Trier’s four-hour “Nymphomaniac,” which is far more dark and grim and judgmental than “Volume I.” The cynical, misanthropic von Trier is back.

Post Date Apr 3

What the Flick?! — Alan Partridge

You don’t have to have seen a single episode of any of the Alan Partridge TV shows to enjoy this feature-length film version. Steve Coogan is at his best with his signature comic character: a pompous, condescending but exceedingly needy and awkward British broadcaster. “Alan Partridge” is available on demand, so check it out.

Post Date Mar 27

What the Flick?! — Noah

Behold the bat-shit craziness as Darren Aronofsky takes on The Bible. But despite its gorgeous visuals and dazzling special effects, Aronofsky’s version of the Noah’s Ark tale almost isn’t crazy enough. It’s actually quite faith-affirming — surprisingly so for a big-budget studio picture.

Post Date Mar 27

What the Flick?! — Mistaken for Strangers

“Mistaken for Strangers,” about the indie rock band The National, takes a totally different route into a genre we’ve all seen a million times: the music documentary. Matt encouraged all of us to see it because he loved it so much, and I’m so glad we did.