July 7, 2011
Critics Consensus: Horrible Bosses is Certified Fresh
This week at the movies, we've got scheming employees (Horrible Bosses, starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston) and talking animals (Zookeeper, starring Kevin James and Rosario Dawson). What do the critics have to say? Plenty of folks slog through dead-end jobs with contempt for their employers. Fortunately, few of us would ever entertain the possibility of murdering our boss, but that's the setup for Horrible Bosses, which critics are calling a gleeful, cheerfully silly and dirty comedy that's perfect for our troubled economic times. Remember Dr. Doolittle? Charlotte's Web? Babe? There are plenty of solid family movies that feature talking animals. Unfortunately, critics say Zookeeper is unlikely to join that group, since it does so little with its premise and instead relies on shopworn physical humor and bland plotting.
July 7, 2011
Total Recall: 12 Movies About Work
Most of us spend a pretty big portion of our lives at work, and a lot of that time isn't exactly exciting -- which probably has a lot to do with why most characters in the movies don't spend much of their screen time on the clock. But that isn't to say Hollywood hasn't produced its share of cinematic statements about work -- and with Seth Gordon's Horrible Bosses opening this weekend, we decided now would be a fine time to look back on some of the most noteworthy entries in the genre. Whether you're looking for inspirational dramas, thoughtful statements on what it means to be truly gainfully employed, or just a few laughs, this week's Total Recall has something that (ahem) works for everyone!
July 28, 2010
Old Spice Guy Scores Film Gigs
Viral video will go Hollywood -- literally -- when "the Old Spice Guy," a.k.a. Isaiah Mustafa, films his upcoming roles in "Horrible Bosses" and Tyler Perry's "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf."