Wine the Flick?! — The Disaster Artist

“The Disaster Artist” is a good movie about a bad movie. So naturally I had to ask my filmmaker friend Jamielyn Lippman,¬†who loves movies and wine as much as I do, to join me at the ArcLight Hollywood for the latest episode of Wine the Flick?! Jamielyn is a former fellow school mom who’s made […]

Kung Fu Panda 3

DreamWorks Animation Rated PG for martial arts action and some mild rude humor. Running time: 95 minutes. Three stars out of four. So vividly immersive is “Kung Fu Panda 3” — so vibrant, so tactile — it will make you feel as if you’ve stepped into a fully realized world. And then once you’ve stepped […]

RogerEbert.com — Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” doesn’t try to make you like Steve Jobs –and that’s what makes it so compelling. Danny Boyle’s film, bursting with super-Sorkiny Aaron Sorkin dialogue, is thrilling and daring and full of fascinating contradictions. My RogerEbert.com review. Read the review here

The Interview

Columbia Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, crude and sexual humor, nudity, some drug use and bloody violence. Running time: 112 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. This is what all the fuss was about? A movie composed almost entirely of dick jokes, ass jokes and bromantic homoeroticism was the cause of […]

A Secret Protest Screening

One of the many great parts about living in Los Angeles is the wealth of repertory theaters offering an array of eclectic fare for serious film lovers. The Cinefamily, at the Silent Movie Theatre on Fairfax, is prime among them. These people dig deeply and care passionately, and they enjoy a loyal following. So when […]

Neighbors

Universal Pictures Rated R for pervasive language, strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity and drug use throughout. Running time: 96 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. I have been both of the people at the center of the conflict in “Neighbors.” I have been the drunk sorority girl who doesn’t want […]

What the Flick?! — Neighbors

My fellow SMU grad, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele, joins me and Alonso for a discussion of Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Snuffer’s cheese fries. Robert and I wanted to laugh harder, but Alonso had a good time.

On Harold Ramis, 1944-2014

There’s no way any of us realized in the moment how great Harold Ramis was. The comedies he directed, wrote and/or co-starred in have seeped into our systems through our pores and entered our DNA by this point — especially for those of us who grew up in the 1980s. We’ve all seen “Animal House,” […]

Five Most — James Franco Performances

Last night was “The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco,” with comedians and friends including Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Sarah Silverman and Nick Kroll tooling on the actor for his eclectic filmography and for just being an odd dude in general. That got me thinking about my favorite Franco performances. Here are five of them, […]

This is the tree …

In MacArthur Park where I interviewed David Gordon Green yesterday. Well, not in it. And we weren’t doing what Seth Rogen and James Franco are doing. But we sat underneath it and had a nice chat about “Pineapple Express,” and his new film “Prince Avalanche,” and the eclectic career he’s put together at just 38. […]