Secret Life of Walter Mitty

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY: A Place of Jelly Man Toys

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013) – Directed by Ben Stiller – Starring Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean Penn. THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is Ben Stiller’s ode to getting someone to give him $90 million to make a movie about a guy who…

The Wolf of Wall Street

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: There’s No Nobility in Poverty

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) – Directed by Martin Scorsese – Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Rob Reiner, Jon Favreau, Jean Dujardin, and Joana Lumley. It is only in the film’s final act, when Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) is getting pinched by the feds, when he’s abusive towards…

American Hustle quad poster

AMERICAN HUSTLE: Don’t Put Metal in the Science Oven

American Hustle (2013) – Directed by David O. Russell – Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Peña, Elisabeth Rohm, and Robert DeNiro. Ugh. AMERICAN HUSTLE is the most confounding movie I’ve seen in a very long time. I kinda actively hate the movie, while at the same…

Grand Budapest Hotel

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: Keep Your Hands Off My Lobby Boy

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) – Directed by Wes Anderson – Starring Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Edward Norton, Mathieu Amalric, Saoirse Ronan, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Léa Seydoux, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Tom Wilkinson, Bill Murray, and Owen Wilson. I don’t always love Wes Anderson movies,…

ARGO: This is the Best Bad Idea We’ve Got

Argo (2012) – Directed by Ben Affleck – Starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber, Clea DuVall, Kyle Chandler, Tate Donovan, Michael Parks, Richard Kind, Titus Welliver, Rory Cochrane, Bob Gunton, Zeljko Ivanek, Philip Baker Hall, and Adrienne Barbeau. Why is it ARGO gets Oscar talk yet The Avengers doesn’t? I’m…

MONEYBALL: I Want It to Mean Something

Moneyball (2011) – Directed by Bennett Miller – Starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kerris Dorsey, Chris Pratt, Stephen Bishop, Robin Wright, and Spike Jonze. I understand that Brad Pitt has 94 kids and is married to Angelina Jolie, who people keep insisting is the hottest woman ever despite my objections, so I…