Tomorrowland Is Smug, Self-Congratulatory Crap from Disney

When optimist and science lover Casey (Britt Robertson) sees a futuristic world after touching a pin she discovers among her stuff, she teams up with inventor Frank Walker (George Clooney) to find Tomorrowland and save the world from imminent destruction. Continue reading “Tomorrowland Is Smug, Self-Congratulatory Crap from Disney”

This Is Where I Leave You Movie

This Is Where I Leave You: A Look Into Complicated Relationships and Love

After the death of their father, the Altman children return home to fulfill their father’s dying wish that they “sit shiva,” a Jewish tradition of week-long mourning in which they stay at the family home and receive visitors. During shiva, Judd (Jason Bateman), Wendy (Tina Fey), Paul (Corey Stoll), Phillip (Adam Driver), and their mother, Hillary (Jane Fonda), all confront marital and familial issues. Continue reading “This Is Where I Leave You: A Look Into Complicated Relationships and Love”

Jason Bateman in Bad Words

Bad Words: Can You Spell Painfully Unfunny?

Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) is a pottymouth who never passed the eighth grade. After finding a loophole in the rules for the Ohio regional spelling bee competition, Guy competes against kids more than half his age for a chance to win the national spelling bee, The Golden Quill. Much to the dismay of the overbearing spelling bee parents, Golden Quill director Dr. Deagan (Allison Janney), and Golden Quill founder Dr. Bowman (Philip Baker Hall), Guy manages to sleaze his way through the competition into the final round.  Continue reading “Bad Words: Can You Spell Painfully Unfunny?”

Ben Stiller as Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is All About the “Quintessence of Life”

Walter Mitty (Ben Stiller) has been escaping into daydreams for all of his life in order to cope with his daily routine. And although he has worked at LIFE magazine as a photo developer for 16 years, he has never actually adhered to LIFE‘s motto: “To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” Continue reading “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is All About the “Quintessence of Life””