The actor has received key advice from Jake Johnson and Heath Ledger.
"Parts of this show could have been written tomorrow."
I often note how difficult it is to create a comedy that's not only smart and funny but also charming and surprising. But first-time director Craig Zisk, a TV veteran, has done that with The English Teacher.
Neither terrible nor revelatory, Ramaa Mosley's The Brass Teapot is the kind of movie you might stumble across on cable and stick with, if only because, well, you've got nothing better to do.
Even with the ongoing physical self-abuse, selective punishment and viewer sympathy, The Brass Teapot eventually evolves into a heartwarming narrative that explores universal truths about choices made that can turn disastrous.
With Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 heist series over, the director is clearly looking for another genre franchise to do for fun between his more challenging and experimental pieces. Haywire fits that description.
Ever since the 1951 book The Catcher In the Rye, stories about angsty, alienated, financially secure (mostly male) teenagers in existential crisis over "what it all means" have become a staple of movies, TV and literature.
This slight coming-of-age tale works better than it has any right to, thanks to the performances by the young actors and several of the supporting cast.
Henry Winkler's film Ceremony is as good an example of faux Wes Anderson as you'll find. Not that it's a good film; or an original one.
"For the year leading up to getting ready to film [the three of us] would sit together at my dining room table and read through
Despite the age-old stereotype in Hollywood (pun intended) of casting much younger actresses opposite older actors, Uma Thurman
Despite the old plot chestnut of crashing a wedding, Ceremony feels quirky and heart-felt. It fashions comedy from, one suspects, the filmmaker's pain, creating a direct pipeline from life to screen.
The movie's called 'Red State' and it's very much about that subject matter, that point of view and that position taken to
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