RogerEbert.com — Free Birds

Everything about “Free Birds” feels perfunctory, from its generic title and holiday setting to its starry voice cast and undistinguished use of 3-D. My RogerEbert.com review of this animated turkey. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Last Vegas

Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline get their geriatric freak on in “Last Vegas.” It isn’t nearly as painful as it sounds and it’s often quite funny.

What the Flick?! — Free Birds

Free Birds is indeed a turkey. That’s right, I went there. Ben, Matt, Alonso and I carve into this flavorless animated comedy on What the Flick?!

Movies With Friends — Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa

  Phil Johnston is not easily offended. The writer of “Wreck-It Ralph” and “Cedar Rapids,” who’s working with Sacha Baron Cohen on a spy comedy that’s in development, is a dear friend of ours from our days in Brooklyn over a decade ago. One of the many things we love about him is that he […]

Don Jon

Relativity Media Rated R for strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, language and some drug use. Running time: 90 minutes. Three stars out of four. Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns the gym-tan-laundry routine into an art form with “Don Jon,” his vibrant and viciously profane directorial debut. Gordon-Levitt, who also wrote the script, stars as […]

What the Flick?! — A.C.O.D.

For all you Adam Scott fans out there, here’s the lead performance from him you’ve been waiting for. He’s great as the adult child of divorce of the film’s acronym title, surrounded by a strong supporting cast including Richard Jenkins, Amy Poehler and Jane Lynch.

Movies With Friends — Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2

So I thought I’d try a little experiment this week by taking my son, Nicolas, with me to see “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2” and then doing a Movies With Friends with him. The drill with this feature is that I bring a friend with me to see a movie and then we […]

What the Flick?! — The Family

Alonso, Ben and I liked this mob comedy better than a lot of other critics did. Great cast, dark humor, clever violence.

What the Flick?! — Drinking Buddies

Matt, Alonso and I all loved the smart dialogue, crackling chemistry and naturalistic settings of director Joe Swanberg’s latest indie.

Drinking Buddies

Magnolia Pictures Rated R for language throughout. Running time: 90 minutes. Three stars out of four. “Drinking Buddies” is a crackling screwball comedy refracted through a low-key, mumblecore prism. Admittedly, I’m not terribly fond of the word mumblecore and find it reductive — not unlike the phrases “chick flick” or “Oscar bait” to describe certain […]