Movies

“That Awkward Moment”

“That Awkward Moment”

Early in “That Awkward Moment,” a new romantic comedy that is hard to completely hate, the three mid-20s male leads vow to remain single together, to play the field before settling down. Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) is a doctor whose soon-to-be ex-wife cuckolded him, and his best graphic-designer friends Daniel (Miles Teller) and Jason (Zac […]

“I, Frankenstein”

“I, Frankenstein”

Hollywood could use a primer in churning out proper schlock these days. By rights, a movie as shamelessly doofy as “I, Frankenstein” ought to generate a heap more fun. Here you have Aaron Eckhart, a semi-serious actor of such films as “Thank You for Smoking” and “The Dark Knight,” getting gussied in eyeblack and body-length […]

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

“Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

The evening after I watched it, someone asked what my favorite part of “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” was. Upon reflection, I realized there’s no such thing. The latest espionage flick featuring America’s stodgy answer to James Bond, “Shadow Recruit” takes Jack Ryan out of the Tom Clancy canon (the late author receives only a “characters […]