Ted 2

Universal Pictures Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use. Running time: 115 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. If you liked the original “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s 2012 surprise smash about a pot-smoking, potty-mouthed teddy bear, then you will probably like “Ted 2.” It is essentially the […]

Entourage

Warner Bros. Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, strong sexual content, nudity and some drug use. Running time: 105 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. The title sequence for the “Entourage” movie is undoubtedly its high point. Glossily shot and smoothly edited with Jane’s Addiction’s “Superhero” blasting in the background, it’s an […]

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Paramount Pictures Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language and brief innuendo. Running time: 165 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Long before Optimus Prime hoists his hulking metal frame onto the back of a giant robot dinosaur, wields his mighty sword and rides valiantly away to save […]

What the Flick?! — Transformers: Age of Extinction

It’s the fourth ‘Transformers” movie. You know what you’re getting into by now — only worse. Our good friend, LA Weekly critic Amy Nicholson, joins me and Alonso for a fun and lively discussion.

Lone Survivor

Universal Studios Rated R for strong bloody war violence and pervasive language. Running time: 121 minutes. Three stars out of four. We had a lively debate on What the Flick?! recently about “Lone Survivor,” and whether it’s intended as a propaganda film or an anti-war statement. Ben, Alonso and I had different reactions at different […]

What the Flick?! — Lone Survivor

Peter Berg’s action picture “Lone Survivor,” based on the true story of a Navy SEAL who narrowly lived through a botched mission in Afghanistan, is intense and intimate and beautifully shot. Ben, Alonso and I don’t dispute that. But we do have differing theories as to whether it’s propaganda or an anti-war statement. I’m curious […]

What the Flick?! — 2 Guns

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