THE VISIT: M. Night Shyamalan’s latest misfire is neither straight-up horror nor comedy, but a bizarre, ill-fitting mixture of the two.
TOMORROWLAND: A deeply flawed, problematic sci-fi/adventure ostensibly meant for family audiences.
THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU: Middling, Mediocre, Pedestrian.
Jason Bateman’s funny directorial debut, Bad Words, is only undone by a short run time.
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
Much of the first two episodes of Girls was spent building these characters, especially Hannah, as sweet and kind-hearted, yet incredibly naive about many things, making them at times maddeningly unlikeable. But when faced with a problem that forces her to prioritize her baggage, Hannah begins to make strides in “All