What the Flick?!

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 54%

Frontera (2014)

"The movie gets points for not being polemical, but they don't replace the polemics with anything interesting."

Posted Sep 4, 2014

Alonso Duralde

2 91%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"At first I thought, 'This movie isn't as clever as it thinks it is.' But after a while, I decided maybe it was after all."

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Alonso Duralde

3 18%

And So It Goes (2014)

"The kind of movie that pops up on the Hallmark Channel around Christmastime. Only with Oscar winners."

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Alonso Duralde

4 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"It's stylish and smart -- a big, honking metaphor, yes, but an effective one and a relevant one."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Alonso Duralde

5 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"I laughed a few times in the early bits, and there's a central segment with Rob Lowe that's genuinely bizarre and funny. And then it all falls apart."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Alonso Duralde

6 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"Maybe not up there with Gremlins 2: The New Batch but certainly one of the funniest sequels ever made."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Alonso Duralde

7 14%

Blended (2014)

"I felt like it was crushing the soul out of me. But it's still not as bad as Grown-Ups 2."

Posted May 23, 2014

Alonso Duralde

8 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Sure, this could have been a more precise, clockwork script, but I laughed so much that I didn't mind its shagginess."

Posted May 8, 2014

Alonso Duralde

9 60%

Draft Day (2014)

"It's not about the sports as much as it's about a guy doing his job, and what that involves."

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Alonso Duralde

10 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"You care about the characters and the relationships, and it's funny. Adult funny."

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Alonso Duralde

11 99%

Gloria (2014)

"The movie lives or dies by Paulina Garcia's performance, and she's terrific."

Posted Jan 23, 2014

Alonso Duralde

12 44%

Cold Comes The Night (2014)

"Cranston's accent is Dick-Van-Dyke-in-Mary-Poppins-bad."

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Alonso Duralde

13 78%

The Banshee Chapter (2014)

"Not scary. And you can't have the non-found-footage part be as wobbly as the found-footage parts."

Posted Jan 13, 2014

Alonso Duralde

14 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"Ben Stiller has created a movie about how cool Ben Stiller is."

Posted Dec 24, 2013

Alonso Duralde

15 91%

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

"Feels overlong, but by the end the storytelling has a cumulative power."

Posted Oct 25, 2013

Alonso Duralde

16 100%

God Loves Uganda (2013)

"On the one hand dark and disturbing, and on the other, almost satirically funny."

Posted Oct 10, 2013

Alonso Duralde

17 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"It's a romantic comedy that doesn't stick to formula -- I honestly had no idea how things were going to turn out. "

Posted Aug 29, 2013

Alonso Duralde

18 93%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"The word "alcoholic" is never uttered in this movie, but more and more, you see that's the crutch."

Posted Aug 1, 2013

Alonso Duralde

19 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Tremendous performances."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Alonso Duralde

20 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"So funny and fresh that you don't mind watching it hit all the expected marks."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

Alonso Duralde

21 50%

White House Down (2013)

"No one's going to confuse this for art, but it's insanely fun."

Posted Jun 27, 2013

Alonso Duralde

22 34%

The Internship (2013)

"A big bowl of unflavored gelatin."

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Alonso Duralde

23 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"The Bataan Death March of Hollywood comedies."

Posted May 24, 2013

Alonso Duralde

24 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"It looks great, the sound is interesting, the actors are doing what they are asked to do, but it didn't hit me the way The Tree of Life did. For fans only."

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Alonso Duralde

25 84%

Upstream Color (2013)

"I have no idea what it was about, and I can't wait to see it again."

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Alonso Duralde

26 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Like a four-hour miniseries crammed into a 90-minute time slot."

Posted Mar 29, 2013

Alonso Duralde

27 37%

Dead Man Down (2013)

"There's a crazypants crime movie and the damaged-people-find-each-other relationship movie, but together, it's a jambalaya that doesn't work."

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Alonso Duralde

28 36%

The ABCs of Death (2013)

"It's a mixed bag, and it's mostly mixed toward the not-good."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Alonso Duralde

29 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"The beanstalk looks great; everything else is ugly, or fakey, or both."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Alonso Duralde

30 95%

West of Memphis (2012)

"A lot of it is treading on ground that's been laid by other people, but there's a lot of great new stuff, too."

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Alonso Duralde

31 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"A joyous experience."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Alonso Duralde

32 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"As much as I hate a lot of the writing, it's a movie you've got to see on the big screen."

Posted Nov 19, 2012

Alonso Duralde

33 78%

Flight (2012)

"Fooled me into thinking it was going to be smarter and more honest than it turned out to be."

Posted Nov 3, 2012

Alonso Duralde

34 96%

Argo (2012)

"As a director, Ben Affleck is getting into Alan Pakula territory."

Posted Oct 26, 2012

Alonso Duralde

35 85%

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

"It's a movie that captures what your teenage years are like when you're in them, and what your teenage years are like when you look back at them."

Posted Sep 21, 2012

Alonso Duralde

36 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"Really entertaining, and dark and twisted."

Posted Aug 9, 2012

Alonso Duralde

37 88%

Titanic (1997)

"For all of its flaws, this movie works in the way that classic Hollywood movies do. It delivers."

Posted Apr 5, 2012

Alonso Duralde

38 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"The only ones who get the comedy are Nathan Lane and the dwarves."

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Alonso Duralde

39 43%

Casa de mi padre (2012)

"Some big laughs, but it probably would have worked better as an Adult Swim series."

Posted Mar 28, 2012

Alonso Duralde

40 26%

This Means War (2012)

"It's a glossy entertainment machine -- and I was entertained."

Posted Feb 16, 2012

Alonso Duralde

41 73%

Big Miracle (2012)

"This is a movie that didn't grab me at first, but it pummeled me into enjoying it by the end."

Posted Feb 3, 2012

Alonso Duralde

42 95%

Weekend (2011)

"The best film of 2011."

Posted Jan 7, 2012

Alonso Duralde

43 46%

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)

"Emotional pornography."

Posted Dec 22, 2011

Alonso Duralde

44 84%

Puss in Boots (2011)

"It starts out fun and dashing and crazy, but once the plot sets in, I was significantly less into it."

Posted Oct 28, 2011

Alonso Duralde

45 88%

Margin Call (2011)

"Some of the dialogue's a little too on the nose, but it's a really compelling story."

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Alonso Duralde

46 80%

Higher Ground (2011)

"Vera Farmiga proves herself to be, right out of the box, a terrific director."

Posted Oct 20, 2011

Alonso Duralde

47 35%

The Thing (2011)

"Not as good as either of the previous Things, but it cobbles together the best elements of each."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Alonso Duralde

48 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"I didn't care which robot won the fight. And I didn't care about the people either."

Posted Oct 6, 2011

Alonso Duralde