So if you saw any of the trailers for Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, you probably thought it was going to be a terrible rom-com set during the War in Afghanistan (which, yeah, that would be awful). And while this movie does have a little Eat, Pray, Love vibe to it since its main character, Kim Baker (played by Tina Fey), is a white, middle-aged woman looking for more adventure in her life—career and relationship-wise—Whiskey Tango Foxtrot leans more toward Zero Dark Thirty or The Hurt Locker. Continue reading “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Isn’t the Movie You Were Expecting”
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”
Fresh off of their Hollywood comeback, the Muppets take their show on a “world tour” with the help of talent manager Dominic Badguy (Ricky Gervais). Little do they know that Badguy is working with the world’s number one criminal and Kermit doppelganger, Constantine, to steal England’s crown jewels and frame the Muppets.
Continue reading “Muppets: Most Wanted is a Satirical Caper with a Great Soundtrack”