Adaptation

Mid-life crisis has never looked so good

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty ★★★ (Directed by Ben Stiller) Kitschy vision is charming for tale of a sad-sack with a mind for fantasy who’s still waiting to come to life. Starring: Ben Stiller, Sean Penn and Kristen Wiig. Written by Steve Conrad (based on the short story by James Thurber) Adventure, comedy, drama and fantasy. […]

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Wartime fairytale yields magic

The Book Thief  ★★★ (2013, Directed by Brian Percival) A beautiful, fairy tale infused horror story of war. Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer and Sophie Nelisse. Written by Michael Petroni An historical, war drama. 2hr 11mins. PG, but does contain violence. When it comes to movies about WWII, none are more bleak or more […]

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Why so serious?

3SR:  Looks great, but takes itself way more seriously than any film about cowboys and Aliens ever should. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Adam Beach, Paul Dano. Directed by Jon Favreau. Action, adaptation, science fiction, western. Rated M for violence. 118 minutes. **1/2 One of the most underrated crossover films of […]

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