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 […]

RogerEbert.com — The Pretty One

Zoe Kazan is lovely in a multitude of roles, playing various versions of identical twin sisters. She and Jake Johnson share some effortless banter, but this ambitious comic drama doesn’t always hit the right marks tonally. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

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 […]

RogerEbert.com — Run & Jump

Will Forte displays even deeper dramatic ability following “Nebraska” — and reveals himself as a surprisingly appealing romantic lead — in the small, Irish gem “Run & Jump.” But the even greater revelation is Maxine Peake, who’s radiant as a housewife and mother of two struggling to maintain her optimism after her husband’s stroke. (But […]

Ride Along

Universal Pictures Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence, sexual content and brief strong language. Running time: 100 minutes. One star out of four. “Ride Along” has the dubious distinction of being simultaneously shoddy and straining, lazy and desperate. It’s a comedy that’s never funny with action that’s never thrilling. Director Tim Story’s film is so […]

What the Flick?! — Ride Along

Matt and I didn’t even have to use our AKs to review the Ice Cube-Kevin Hart mismatched-buddy cop comedy. But we did blast a few holes in it nonetheless.

RogerEbert.com — American Hustle

“American Hustle” is absolutely one of the best films of the year in a year packed with great films. David O. Russell’s ’70s crime romp is ridiculously entertaining in all the best possible ways. My rare four-star RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Nebraska

We played a little catch-up with the excellent “Nebraska.” It’s beautifully shot and beautifully acted but brutally honest in its depiction of human nature. We all loved it.

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, […]