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 […]

What the Flick?! — The World’s End

Matt, Alonso and I can’t remember the last time we had this much fun at a movie. “The World’s End” is a must-see.

We’re the Millers

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for crude sexual content, passive language, drug material and brief graphic nudity. Running time: 110 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. Jennifer Aniston is beautiful and stylish and envied with her trend-setting hair and yoga-toned body and the ability to achieve longevity in a fickle industry with […]

What the Flick?! — We’re the Millers

Matt, Alonso, Ben and I pretend to be one, big happy family, but we’re actually quite split on this very R-rated comedy.

What the Flick?! — 2 Guns

Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg have crazy chemistry, but it can’t drone out the din of the gunfire.