The 5th Wave

Sony Pictures Rated PG-13 for violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying. Running time: 112 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. “The 5th Wave” plays like a Wayans-brothers spoof of movies based on dystopian Young Adult novels. Seriously, it could have been called “YA Movie” the way […]

What the Flick?! — The Equalizer

Denzel Washington plays a man with a very particular set of skills. But “The Equalizer” is more intriguing as he slowly reveals those skills. By the third act, he’s just blowing things up and walking away from them without looking back. We all liked this, to a point.

RogerEbert.com — If I Stay

Chloe Grace Moretz’s grounded, naturalistic presence goes a long way toward making mushy material palatable. Director R.J. Cutler adapts the Gayle Forman young adult novel about a teenage girl trapped in an ethereal realm between life and death. Don’t even try to hold back the sobs. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

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?

Carrie

Sony Screen Gems Rated R for bloody violence, disturbing images, language and some sexual content. Running time: 99 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. Don’t call it a remake. Kimberly Peirce’s version of “Carrie” dubs itself as a “reimagining” of the high-school horror classic. Certainly, the director of “Boys Don’t Cry” would […]

Studio 11 LA — Gravity box office, Carrie, 12 Years a Slave

Lots to discuss with the lovely Lauren Sivan on Studio 11 LA, including the juggernaut that is “Gravity.” Also: “Carrie” and “12 Years a Slave.” Watch the video here

What the Flick?! — Carrie

Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore take over the roles that Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie made famous in the 1976 Brian DePalma original. Kimberly Peirce’s remake is extremely faithful to that classic horror film, for better and for worse.

What the Flick?! — Kick-Ass 2

We realize it just isn’t as much fun as it used to be to watch a young girl cursing and killing people — even if she is played by the adorable Chloe Grace Moretz.

Kick-Ass 2

Universal Pictures Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content and brief nudity. Running time: 103 minutes. Two stars out of four. Jim Carrey’s character in “Kick-Ass 2,” an ex-mobster and born-again Christian who’s transformed himself into a vigilante crimefighter named Colonel Stars and Stripes, carries a handgun on his person at […]