Tag: Amanda Seyfried
Sometimes you have to look a little harder for quality cinema, especially during months where blockbusters worth the price of admission are few and far between. Often, smaller independent or art-house films provide a bridge in these leaner times. Director Mark Pellington’s “The Last Word” with Shirley MacLaine and Amanda Seyfried is a perfect example of a film audiences may have to go out … Read More The Last Word: Maclaine shines in dramedy
Hugh Jackman and a chorus of hundreds beckons the call: “Here we are now; entertain us!” Over and over and over again in a melancholic work camp chant, they intone, pleading to be quenched in their thirst for violent justice, screaming Kurt Cobain-penned, 90s grunge rock lyrics. The chaotic, post-apocalyptic scene feels like something straight out of George Miller’s epic fantasy “Mad Max: Fury … Read More Pan: Quirky retelling of classic tale requires embracing the absurd
Comedy requires originality. It’s as simple as that. There’s absolutely not a single shred of originality in “Ted 2,” an amalgamation of leftover “Family Guy” setups, hokey premises and half-hearted humor that leaves viewers disappointed from the outset. Honestly, “Ted 2” shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to those who’ve followed the career trajectory of Seth MacFarlane, the mastermind (and vocal talent) behind … Read More Ted 2: Where’s the humor?