RogerEbert.com — Rocks in My Pockets

Latvian-born artist Signe Baumane dares to trace the origins of her depression and suicidal urges throughout her family, and she does so through colorful animation and darkly humorous narration. Her film is both bold and exhausting, but Baumane’s candor is refreshing. My mixed RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

So my birthday was yesterday. I’ll spare you the trouble of looking it up on Wikipedia or Facebook or wherever: I’m 42. All I wanted was a desperately needed mani-pedi and to take Nicolas to a matinee of “Ghostbusters,” which is back in theaters for a week in honor of its 30th anniversary. I don’t […]

What the Flick?! — Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary

Revisiting the greatness of “Ghostbusters,” which is back in theaters for a limited run in honor of its 30th anniversary. Matt and I ain’t afraid of no ghosts.

Let’s Be Cops

20th Century Fox R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity, violence and drug use. Running time: 109 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Being a buddy-cop movie that knows it’s a buddy-cop movie simply is not enough. “21 Jump Street” and the surprisingly superior sequel “22 Jump Street” were self-aware […]

RogerEbert.com — Life After Beth

Aubrey Plaza is game as an adorable zombie who becomes increasingly ravenous in this initially clever comedy. But writer-director Jeff Baena, making his feature debut, presents some inspired ideas and scenarios that ultimately go nowhere. My mixed review, at RogerEbert.com. Read the review here

What the Flick?! — Let’s Be Cops

Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. have some decent chemistry with each other but it can’t salvage this straining, one-joke comedy. They star as struggling, 30-year-old Los Angeles buddies who enjoy a rush of power and self-esteem when they pretend to be police officer. Madcap hilarity ensues.

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 […]