Louis C.K. as Max in The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets Is Toy Story Without the Nuance

What do our pets do when we’re not at home? I don’t know about you, but this premise had me hooked the moment I saw the trailer for The Secret Life of Pets. As a pet owner, this is something I wonder about all the time. Are my dogs lonely? Are they trashing the place? Are they plotting my death? Are they inviting their dog friends over to play Xbox? It’s hilarious that there’s a movie that feels like I’m watching all of the weird pet fantasies I have in my head (Don’t act like you’ve never made up voices and personalities for your pets). Continue reading “The Secret Life of Pets Is Toy Story Without the Nuance”

David O. Russell's American Hustle

American Hustle: When Sassy Meets Gritty

American Hustle follows the story of con artists Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams), who run a loan business called London Associates where Prosser pretends to be a British banking advisor named Lady Edith Greensly. When they’re busted by FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper), Rosenfeld and Prosser are forced to help the FBI. Their new target? Mayor Carmine Polito of New Jersey, who’s taking dirty money to start casinos that will revive Atlantic City’s economy. Continue reading “American Hustle: When Sassy Meets Gritty”