This Is Where I Leave You can be seen as a different sort of modern family tale starring Jason Bateman, Timothy Olyphant, Adam Driver, Corey Stall, Rose Byrne, Tina Fey and Jane Fonda. Directed by Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum 1, 2 and 3) and adapted for the screen by the Jonathan Tropper, author of the book that the film is based on, is an amusing and sometimes awkward look at family life in the white collar world of the professional.
The genius known as Kevin Smith has created a wonderful, wickedly weird film called Tusk. While it is highly recommended that audiences should flock to see the quirky movie, not everyone will get it. Those that cannot connect with the genius and “out of the box” delivery by Smith’s cast and crew, will most likely hate it or fail to see all the things that this film does.
Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones portrays a man who has gone beyond the edge and returned, one who knows all about monsters and heroes. The film works hard to depict society’s underbelly and its denizens in a realistic light while showing what real horrors walk our streets and threaten even the worst of us. Based on the book of the same name penned by author Lawrence Block, the film’s protagonist is Matt Scudder an ex-cop, alcoholic and a man who distrusts modern technology. He is also the main character in 17 books written by Block.
Castle Rock Entertainment presents Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in And So It Goes and they are slow to start warming to in the film itself. It could well be that the rich, old character that Douglas plays is unpleasant enough it puts the audience off enough that even kindly old Ms. Keaton can’t summon up any warmth.
Scarlett Johansson is Lucy in this darkly humorous treat from Luc Besson. It has to be said that this film will not appeal to everyone. Only true Besson fans will enjoy this film, although many may not understand the parallels that run throughout the entire movie. However, if those viewers who loved Fifth Element and its music, which guided events to the end of the film, see his latest effort, they will most surely love it.