Jurassic World

Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril. Running time: 123 minutes. Two stars out of four. It’s silly of me, right? I have this notion that a big, splashy blockbuster should provide characters and story lines that matter, that engage us, so that there are actual stakes and not just […]

Guardians of the Galaxy

Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and for some language. Running time: 121 minutes. Three stars out of four. As I’m writing this review of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” I have “Come and Get Your Love,” the bouncy 1974 pop tune by Redbone, stuck in my head. Actually, […]

What the Flick?! — Guardians of the Galaxy

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the cheekiest, wackiest sci-fi blockbuster you’ll see all summer. Great cast, inspired visuals and a blast of a soundtrack of ’70s pop tunes which will be stuck in your head long afterward. Trust me.

The Lego Movie

Warner Bros. PG for mild action and rude humor. Running time: 100 minutes. Four stars out of four. “The Lego Movie”: Merely a great film, or the greatest film ever in the history of cinema? I asked this question — jokingly, rhetorically — during our What the Flick?! review, but the more I think about […]

What the Flick?! — The Lego Movie

Matt and I are seriously in love with “The Lego Movie.” In many ways, it’s actually better suited for adults than it is for kids. The animated comedy is consistently high-spirited and hilarious but also profoundly emotional in a surprising way. Alonso, meanwhile, wasn’t quite so wild about it. You guys decide whom to trust […]

What the Flick?! — Delivery Man

Vince Vaughn climbs inside a blanket of warm, snuggly earnestness in the high-concept, feel-good comedy “Delivery Man.” It’s not exactly the best fit, as we discuss in our What the Flick?! review.

Delivery Man

DreamWorks Pictures Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language. Running time: 103 minutes. Two stars out of four. Vince Vaughn tries to escape his inherent Vince Vaughnishness — with mixed results — in “Delivery Man.” Only the very slightest traces of his well-worn, on-screen persona — the fast-talking, […]