Film, Film & TV, Interview

Interview: Filmmaker John Hamburg on Male Friendships in Me Time, Working with Legends and Writing a Script for Kevin Hart

Writer/director John Hamburg is a man made of comedy. In particular, his films seem to center on the often uncomfortable way we interact with friends and family, especially during times […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Aiming for Comedy in Male Insecurity, Me Time Never Hits the Target

Over the years, writer/director John Hamberg has explored men from a unique perspective. Often with very funny results, he has posed questions about male friendships and relationships and wondered why […]

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Interview: Actor/Producer Mark Wahlberg on Discovering the Story of Father Stu and Finding the Time and Team to Make the Movie

Since we’ll be focusing on ra film about a spiritual man, I’ll open this interview with a confession: I did this interview so long ago that I basically forgot to […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Mark Wahlberg Stars in a Priestly Passion Project, the Surprisingly Engaging Father Stu

In the last few years, actor Mark Wahlberg has quietly made a series of films that have low-key messages about the importance of family (Instant Family, Joe Bell), particularly in […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: In Adapting a Video Game, a Charmless Uncharted Barely Holds Up as a Movie

I have some very pointed questions to ask devoted players of video games who actually look forward to the occasional film adaptations of those games. And while these are serious […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Animated, Direct-to-VOD Scoob! Is Somehow Too Much and Not Enough

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If it’s possible for a film to be both too much and not enough, then that’s probably the best way to describe Scoob!, the latest studio feature film that was […]

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Interview: Filmmaker Sean Anders on How His Own Adoption Experience Influenced Instant Family

Instant Family

The cynical among us (you know who you are) will view a movie like Instant Family and think it’s some sort of propaganda material, encouraging selfish would-be parents to consider adopting or […]

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Review: Instant Family Nicely Balances Comedy and Heart

Instant Family

The cynical among us (you know who you are) will view a movie like Instant Family and think it’s some sort of propaganda material, encouraging selfish would-be parents to consider […]

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Film, Film & TV, Review

Review: Mile 22 Moves Fast, Sets Up a Sequel…And Not Much Else

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Marking the fourth—and perhaps most bizarre—collaboration between actor Mark Wahlberg and director (and occasional actor) Peter Berg, Mile 22 seems like a standard-issue action piece, with Wahlberg’s CIA operative James […]

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Film Review: Timely All The Money in the World Crackles with Great Performances

In many ways, it’s a shame that a certain percentage of the audience going to see All the Money in the World will do so out of some sort of […]

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Film Review: Deepwater Horizon, A Textbook Example of a Modern Disaster Movie

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The problem I’ve often had with films directed by Peter Berg, even the ones I’ve liked, have been that he feels the need to have all the knobs turned up […]

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