Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie and Leslie Mann co-star in a disjointed and intermittently funny comedy that does, at least, avoids some predictable clichés about love...
Alonso Duralde Articles
- By Alonso Duralde on February 9, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
There’s a jumble of silliness and celebrity cameos, but ultimately this follow-up to the 2001 male-model hit never makes the cut
- By Alonso Duralde on February 6, 2016 @ 9:00 pm
Juggling blissful self-awareness and R-rated violence, this funny, bloody comedy is the Marvel Universe’s biggest breath of fresh air since “Guardians of the Galaxy”
- By Alonso Duralde on February 3, 2016 @ 6:00 am
Never overly wacky nor particularly substantial, this Tinseltown tale featuring George Clooney, Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson goes down like matinee popcorn
- By Alonso Duralde on January 29, 2016 @ 4:52 pm
Parody of “Fifty Shades of Grey” has nothing to say — funny or otherwise — about the S&M book and movie phenomenon
- By Alonso Duralde on January 29, 2016 @ 6:00 am
If you can’t resist an inspirational sports tale – much less one with a training montage set to Hall and Oates – prepare to surrender...
- By Alonso Duralde on January 25, 2016 @ 12:51 pm
Powerful drama from writer-director Kelly Reichardt (“Wendy and Lucy”) further establishes her as an auteur who finds poignancy in the stillness
‘Captain Fantastic’ Sundance Review: Viggo Mortensen Raises an Off-the-Grid Family in This Touching DramedyBy Alonso Duralde on January 24, 2016 @ 8:26 am
A self-sufficient family contemplates trading the woods for civilization in this tender tale from writer-director Matt Ross
- By Alonso Duralde on January 24, 2016 @ 12:22 am
Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny reteam with Stillman, whose skill at witty banter and romantic mores shines as brightly in a period piece as in...
- By Alonso Duralde on January 23, 2016 @ 12:24 am
Ben Schnetzer (“Pride”) and Jonas both build their reputations as rising young actors to watch in this mostly compelling tale of collegiate cruelty and sibling...
- By Alonso Duralde on January 21, 2016 @ 11:06 am
This adaptation of the Rick Yancey novel is pulpy in the worst way
- By Alonso Duralde on January 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Whether or not the film is faithful to the true events of this 1950s Coast Guard rescue, it doesn’t tell the story in a captivating...
- By Alonso Duralde on January 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
This third go-round of the sweetly disarming martial-arts saga blends visual pizzazz with goofball humor
- By Alonso Duralde on January 13, 2016 @ 6:38 am
Two accomplished comedians are reduced to a shrill Lucy and Ricky Ricardo (with guns) in this plodding follow-up
- By Alonso Duralde on January 7, 2016 @ 3:30 pm
There’s barely a scare to be found in this tale of a woman searching for her sister in an infamous Japanese suicide locale
- By Alonso Duralde on December 30, 2015 @ 1:11 pm
TheWrap’s film critic offers some achievements he’d like to call to the (red) carpet
- By Alonso Duralde on December 26, 2015 @ 2:38 pm
The caper can barely bother to make the surfing and sky-diving part of a coherent plot, resulting in an extreme sports highlight reel burdened with...
- By Alonso Duralde on December 23, 2015 @ 10:20 am
Tom Courtenay co-stars as a husband haunted by the past in this standout two-hander from writer-director Andrew Haigh
‘Daddy’s Home’ Review: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell Comedy Trapped Between PG Saccharine and R-Rated RaunchBy Alonso Duralde on December 22, 2015 @ 12:06 pm
There are a handful of comic standout moments, but this broad dad-versus-stepdad farce never quite lands a consistently funny tone
- By Alonso Duralde on December 18, 2015 @ 6:00 am
“Attack of the Clones” was a slight improvement over its predecessor, in the same way that a stubbed toe hurts less than a migraine
- By Alonso Duralde on December 16, 2015 @ 12:01 am
Fans will be most relieved to know that there are no Ewoks, no Jar Jar Binks, no midi-chlorians, no “Yippee!”
- By Alonso Duralde on December 15, 2015 @ 1:03 pm
Don’t let the Ultra Panavision 70 fool you: This locked-room mystery takes place almost entirely in stagecoaches and cabins, but it’s fun if you like...
- By Alonso Duralde on December 11, 2015 @ 9:52 am
Kentucker Audley’s riveting, wounded performance adds emotional heft to this delicate debut from writer-director Charles Poekel
- By Alonso Duralde on December 7, 2015 @ 6:00 am
Actress’ third collaboration with David O. Russell has the ambition of “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle” but is undone by script and tone problems
- By Alonso Duralde on December 3, 2015 @ 5:39 pm
Alan Bennett‘s tale of a homeless woman who lived in his driveway for 15 years is too much about him, and not enough about her
- By Alonso Duralde on December 2, 2015 @ 2:00 pm
Ron Howard‘s tale of the real-life whaling crew that inspired “Moby-Dick” is sweeping and epic but the characters are flotsam and jetsam