Tag: Jason Bateman

Movie Review: Office Christmas Party

Movie Review: Office Christmas Party
OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 105 mins. Premise: When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down the company branch he heads, Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) decides to throw the ultimate Christmas party to woo a bigwig client and make a last-ditch effort to save everyone’s jobs. Behind-the-Scenes: Shot in and around Chicago, with the Daley... Read more »

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit

Movie Review: Zootopia Is Definitely Worth the Visit
ZOOTOPIA Genre: Animated Comedy Rating: PG Running Time: 108 mins. Premise: A bunny cop (voiced by Ginnifer Goodwin) teams up with a sly fox (Jason Bateman) to solve the mystery of a missing otter, and uncover a mass conspiracy involving predators and prey in the process. Behind-the-Scenes: The story for Zootopia started out as a James Bond... Read more »

Movie Review: Identity Thief (**)

Movie Review: Identity Thief (**)
IDENTITY THIEF Genre: Comedy Rating: R Running Time: 1 hour 51 mins. Premise: When his identity is stolen, buttoned-up accountant Sandy Bigelow Patterson (Jason Bateman) heads down to Florida to get the thief (Melissa McCarthy) and bring her back home to Denver so he can clear his name and keep his job. Behind-the-Scenes: Director Seth Gordon previously worked... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Apes, Cowboys, Hobo, and Change-Up

Movie Revue: Apes, Cowboys, Hobo, and Change-Up
AUGUST 1-7 PICK OF THE WEEK: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (****1/2).  At the start of the summer, I boldly predicted that Rise of the Planet of the Apes would be the biggest bomb.  Maybe I was still reeling from Tim Burton’s suckfest of a remake, but I couldn’t imagine anyone wanting to... Read more »

Movie Review - Horrible Bosses (***1/2 out of 5)

Movie Review - Horrible Bosses (***1/2 out of 5)
This has officially been the summer of the R-rated comedy.  With Bridesmaids and The Hangover Part II cleaning up the box office, and Bad Teacher exceeding commercial expectations as well, audiences have embraced the genre anew.  But which one is the best?  We have a clear winner on this front, and it’s Horrible Bosses.  I... Read more »