The premise may sound like something you’d see on the Lifetime channel: An inner-city high school teacher finds out she’s pregnant at the same time as her star student. But director and co-writer Kris Swanberg’s execution is warm, funny and understated. And the two lead actresses — Cobie Smulders and Gail Bean — are great […]
Walt Disney Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi action, violence and destruction, and for some suggestive comments. Running time: 141 minutes. Two stars out of four. Much of what made Joss Whedon’s original “Avengers” such a joy in 2012 was his ability to juggle and make it look effortless. As writer and director, […]
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.
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, […]