For a script that is mostly gibberish, I was amazed at how entertaining Minions was. It came as no surprise that minion mischief not only warmed the hearts of children but also adults alike.
Intense. Stunning. Phenomenal. List pretty much any praising adjective to describe Gravity and the acclaim is warranted.
As the Academy Awards draw to a close, I'm reminded of something said at Friday's press conference in Hollywood with Oscar co-producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic and Academy president Tom Sherak.
The problem with recent romantic comedies is that they all seem spliced from the same Petri dish. A few variables change slightly: stars (Katherine Heigl or Kate Hudson), settings (wedding in Rhode Island or wedding in New York) and plot details; but the general lackluster style remains unvaried.
How many times have we seen the plot where someone goes back in time to save a loved one from dying? What makes each of them stand out? What makes them a good one opposed to a bad one?
In the latest of this genre, Sandra Bullock stars as Linda Hanson, a housewife who seems to be living a standard week out of sync.