Straight Outta Compton

Universal Pictures Rated R for language throughout, strong sexuality/nudity, violence and drug use. Running time: 147 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. For a movie about a groundbreaking, risk-taking group like N.W.A., “Straight Outta Compton” is surprisingly conventional in its adherence to music biopic tropes. The rise-fall-rise-again structure, the groupies and the […]

22 Jump Street

Columbia Pictures Rated R for language throughout, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and some language. Running time: 112 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. “22 Jump Street” is pretty much the exact same movie as “21 Jump Street.” It knows it, you know it, and it knows that you know it. […]

What the Flick?! — 22 Jump Street

Just ridiculously entertaining. We all had a blast. See it, and then see it again to catch all the jokes you missed while you were laughing your ass off.

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.