Crafting an effective niche film is harder than it seems, and Krampus arrived this season as an unexpected (but welcomed) gift. Even if the horror-comedy genre isn’t new, the concoction of elements director Michael Dougherty was able to pull off is so well executed the result is refreshing and oh-so-much
Is BLACK MASS a return to form for Johnny Depp?
Two was one too many. One was more than enough. Read our review of HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2.
As a rule (and in practice), commercial filmmaking requires compromise, sometimes overtly (subject matter, casting), sometimes subtlety (story choices, dialogue, locations), but when that compromise takes the form of blatant product placement – and unfortunately that’s exactly what happens in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller’s first film
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty arrives in theaters on Christmas, and we’ve got a cool extended trailer for your viewing pleasure. Directed by and starring Ben Stiller, the film also stars Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. The film is based on James Thurber’s classic
My biggest problem with Parks and Recreation’s “Animal Control” episode is it’s heavy plot. Read more to find out why.
As long as Leslie Knope is willing to change her to name to Leslie Wyatt, or Congresswoman Mrs. Ben Wyatt (it’s a deal-breaker), Ben and Leslie are set to be married the same night of the park fundraiser gala, instead of three months from now. Just kidding. Leslie wouldn’t change
Parks and Recreation is on a streak of poorly named episodes. It’s at least two, maybe three, I haven’t decided on “Two Parties” yet. It’s functional, yet boring. Be that as it may, Thursday’s episode, “Ann’s Decision,” is a major improvement on last week. The episode opens with Ron ordering a
Party Down is one of the most underrated comedies of the last five years. The Starz Original just never had the audience it needed, and those who discovered it on Netflix Instant (such as myself) found it too late. Adam Scott (Step Brothers, Parks & Rec) played the lovable “Are We Having Fun Yet?” Henry
Poor Chris. He finds out his relationship status at the same time as the rest of Pawnee, and he probably secretly wishes that “in a personal relationship with” means “in love.” I said last week that he’s in store for a legitimate relationship (because establishing long-term romantic relationships seems to
Meet Ben Wyatt’s dad: “he’s terrifying,” and he will NOT entertain the possibility of having red vines instead of Twizzlers. Ben’s hysterical and incessant insistence that his parents despise each other seems like exagerration for comedic effect. It can’t be thaaaaat bad, right? Jonathan Banks guest stars as Ben’s dad in this
*Spoilers* First things first: does anyone else think in the picture above that Amy Poehler resembles Lucille Ball…a LOT? Ok. Moving on… I’m not sold on why television shows (especially sitcoms) are obligated to do an episode about Halloween. It’s limiting in nature and it’s been done about 700 times
*Spoilers* It seems that Pawnee, Indiana always mirrors real life, but with some exaggeration to make things hilarious. And it’s uncertain exactly how crucial Parks and Rec thinks sexually transmitted diseases among senior citizens is in our country. But seriously, it’s an issue apparently. Anyway, Tom Haverford does represent a more obvious
*Spoilers* Parks and Recreation was back Thursday night for its second episode of Season 5, and we can start to feel the separation between the characters. It’s worth wondering if plans are to soon reunite everybody in Pawnee, because the show’s title is “Parks and Recreation” and not “Washington D.C. Spinoff.”
Coming in during the wake of Bridesmaids, the trailer for Bachelorette has arrived with the same hilarious, independent women feel. We are again in the crazy wedding world. Regan, played by veteran Kirsten Dunst, is shocked when Becky, a.k.a. Pig Face played by breakout comedian Rebel Wilson, gets engaged before