What the Flick?! — Obvious Child

Jenny Slate is an adorable, self-deprecating mess in a star-making performance as a stand-up comedian who gets pregnant after a one-night stand.”Obvious Child” dares to make tough choices and stick with them, and it does so with humor and humanity.

What the Flick?! — We Are the Best!

We all went a little nuts over this charming little Swedish film about a trio of teenage girls who form a punk band in 1982 Stockholm. In its depictions of female friendship and restless youth, it’s funny and sad and true, with winning performances from its young cast.

RogerEbert.com — Lucky Them

Toni Collette is completely radiant as a smart and sexy but flawed Seattle music journalist in “Lucky Them.” She and Thomas Haden Church enjoy a great, kooky chemistry as a pair of mismatched friends on the hunt for a missing rock star. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — A Million Ways to Die in the West

As is his preferred method, Seth MacFarlane throws everything at the wall — often more than once — to see what sticks in his comic Western. I laughed a lot throughout, particularly when MacFarlane is at his smartest with humor that subverts politics, pop culture and religion. And Charlize Theron is delightful in a rare […]

RogerEbert.com — Blended

Shockingly, “Blended” isn’t as terrible as most recent Adam Sandler movies. There is a vague sense of tonal continuity. But it’s still yet another example of Sandler using the excuse of making a movie to go on a lavish vacation with his friends — this time, to South Africa. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review […]

What the Flick?! — Million Dollar Arm

Jon Hamm stars in this feel-good Disney sports comedy about the effort to take two young men from India and turn them into major-league pitchers in the United States. It’s pretty dull and by-the-numbers until it turns schmaltzy.

What the Flick?! — Moms’ Night Out

The boys and I had a lively conversation about the faith-based comedy “Moms’ Night Out” and the subsequent shitstorm the negative reviews have inspired.

Neighbors

Universal Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use throughout. Running time: 96 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. I have been both of the people at the center of the conflict in “Neighbors.” I have been the drunk sorority girl who doesn’t want […]

RogerEbert.com — Moms’ Night Out

Moms are frazzled control freaks and dads are blithering incompetents in this dismally tame, faith-based comedy. Basically the message is: Don’t go out. Because if you do, all hell will break loose — or rather, all heck. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Neighbors

My fellow SMU grad, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele, joins me and Alonso for a discussion of Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Snuffer’s cheese fries. Robert and I wanted to laugh harder, but Alonso had a good time.