Aged actor most popular for playing superhero wearing an animal costume tries to resurrect career -- or at least stay relevant -- by going to Broadway. No, it's not a semi-autobiographical movie based on Michael Keaton's life, even if his performance is incredibly sincere and authentic. Rather, Birdman -- or the movie in which a... Continue Reading →
I had some snarky title ideas in case Deadpool was terrible. Dead Weight. Hur hur. Dead On Arrival. Dead In the Water. Brain Dead. None of those apply, fortunately. Though a bit rough on the edges, Deadpool still has a lot of bite and a whole lot of bark. If you've seen the commercials as... Continue Reading →
To call Silver Linings Playbook a comedy feels a bit like misdirection -- it's actually a movie with characters and situations so real, humor comes naturally. And where there are humans and laughter, there is tragedy, failure, heartbreak, and the sorting out of the mess that we call relationships.
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then what is satire? Ben Stiller leads an ensemble squad of A-list stars in a movie about actors acting as Vietnam soldiers who get themselves into real trouble when they head deep into the jungles of Asia to explore Hollywood's heart of darkness. Ben Stiller plays action... Continue Reading →