What the Flick?! — The Trip to Italy

Alonso and I both enjoyed seconds with “The Trip to Italy,” the sequel to the 2011 comedy “The Trip.” Co-stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon once again play versions of themselves and improvise their dialogue while hopping from one delicious meal and scenic locale to the next. Instead of the English countryside, this time they’re […]

What the Flick?! — The Hundred-Foot Journey

The boys and I took a bite of this feel-good food porn and found it charmingly light but exceedingly bland.

RogerEbert.com — The Hundred-Foot Journey

With its feel-good themes about exotic food triumphing over closed-mindedness in a quaint French village, this is essentially a remake of “Chocolat” — and it happens to come from that film’s director, Lasse Hallstrom. Helen Mirren is the uptight owner of an elegant and esteemed French restaurant. Om Puri is the boisterous Indian patriarch who […]

RogerEbert.com — And So It Goes

“And So It Goes” does what it needs to do for its target audience in totally mediocre ways. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton are nothing if not total pros in Rob Reiner’s comedy, trying their best to breathe life into strained material. It’s fine. It’s just not good. It’s not even “As Good As It […]

What the Flick?! — Sex Tape

Any sex tape you’d make at home with the partner of your choice would be hotter than this.

RogerEbert.com — Sex Tape

“Sex Tape” is a one-joke movie that feels like a one-joke movie. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel, who had an enjoyably raunchy chemistry a few years back in Jake Kasdan’s “Bad Teacher,” re-team for Kasdan as a longtime married couple but strain and flail for laughs that just aren’t there. But the Rob Lowe segment […]

Begin Again

The Weinstein Co. Rated R for language. Running time: 101 minutes. Three stars out of four. It’s been out for a couple of weeks now, but I didn’t want to let too much more time pass before I wrote a little something about “Begin Again.” This movie charmed me so much that I had to […]

RogerEbert.com — Tammy

Melissa McCarthy has enough clout in this town and in this industry, after standout performances in the massive box-office hits “Bridesmaids,” “The Heat” and “Identity Thief,” to make pretty much any movie she wants. She’s used it to make “Tammy,” a comedy she stars in, produced and co-wrote with her husband, Ben Falcone, who’s directing […]

What the Flick?! — Begin Again

Writer-director John Carney’s follow-up to the miraculous “Once” may not have quite the same innovative power, but it’s still a completely charming musical in a scruffily romantic version of New York City. Alonso and I kinda loved it; Amy, not so much.

RogerEbert.com — Think Like a Man Too

A great cast goes to waste in this lazy sequel to the 2012 hit “Think Like a Man.” What happened in Vegas probably should have stayed in Vegas. My one-and-a-half-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here