It is always good to see Diane Keaton in a film and executive producing at that, but Love the Coopers simply misses. A yearning for saccharin sweetness permeates.
Ignore the early moments of Ted 2 which are like a randy horse coming out of the confinements of an opening gate. Once set free Ted 2 lumbers unmercifully from one ribald gag to another. Some are riotously funny.
The ensuing dialogue is like intellectual groping, quintessential LaBute, as the characters Doug and Beth go from philosophizing about their night together to deciding what to do about it in a mere 70 minutes.
Neil La Bute, one of my favorite American playwrights, has done something unique to his brand of well-established playwriting genre; that is of the darkly cynical variety.
I am an aspiring freelance writer. A part of me, I have to admit it, would sell my soul just to have an essay published in some rapidly growing website. However, another part of me is trying to reach the market for entirely different reasons.
Films about the generation gap tend to pit parent versus child, old values against new, youth versus age, experience against optimism. Which is what makes Noah Baumbach's While We're Young such a treat...
Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.
At home in LA, the normal life continues in the wake of her stardom. "It's beautiful," she muses. "I'll joke with my sister and tell her, 'Hey, I'm a film star.' Her response is always the same. She will say, 'That's nice, Amanda. Now go clean up after the cat.'"
Cranston, just off of Breaking Bad relishes the duality of character. While there aren't many connections to draw between Walter White and Lyndon Johnson, both are tenacious in their pursuit of creating a meth empire and a more just society respectively.
Lovelace does more than any mainstream effort I know of to debunk the myth that pornography is just a fantasy.
Epic represents another cinematic betrayal of master children's storyteller and illustrator William Joyce, but this time with visuals that, while lush, don't do much to carry Joyce's distinctive style to the screen.
As promised from my previous post, here is the list of recognizable guest stars that appeared throughout the seasons of Veronica Mars.
Hollywood's endless revisiting of cherished figures from our past has always been a successful entertainment ploy. And none more so than the current obsession of making every character in a movie a dangerous, sexy twenty-something.
The 63rd International Filmfestspiele Berlin delivered the marriage of the personal/universal with flashes of outright genius in films of remarkable emotional depth, variety and originality.
What do Lincoln and Les Miserables have in common? Enjolras played by Aaron Tveit, a student leader of the June Rebellion in Les Miserables, belts it out.
Now we continue our 'the films of 2012' lists with another favorite, the underrated! And as always, this list won't just be good films that were labeled as "bad," but also mediocre films that got unfairly pounded, or genuinely bad films that nonetheless deserved credit for one element or another.