The Brady Bunch Movie is A Fun Retcon of the 1970s Series

The Brady Bunch Movie retcons the 1970s series by moving the family into a 1990s setting while keeping the same 1970s vibe. What I didn’t know until after rewatching the film for the first time in years was how it drew on The Real Live Brady Bunch, which first premiered at the Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. The Soloway siblings–Joey and Faith–co-developed the parody in Chicago before later taking it west to Los Angeles. Paramount was…

"The Brady Bunch Movie is A Fun Retcon of the 1970s Series"

The Art of Racing in the Rain is Heartbreaking

The Art of Racing in the Rain is going to be an emotional film for anybody who has ever had a dog as a member of their pack. I know it’s the biggest question on your mind and I’ll get to it in due time.  Before I do, I’ll add that there is a nice pile of laughs in here, too.  Some of these laughs come with what Enzo (Kevin Costner) says in the film. …

"The Art of Racing in the Rain is Heartbreaking"

Under the Eiffel Tower is charming due to Matt Walsh

Matt Walsh, a UCB co-founder and co-star on Veep, delivers a charming but long-overdue leading performance in Archie Borders’ Under the Eiffel Tower. Stuart (Matt Walsh) had been working for a company that specializes in Kentucky Bourbon among iothers.  Unfortunately, he loses his job right as the film begins.  When his friends, Frank (David Wain) and Tillie (Michaela Watkins) invite him to join them on their Paris vacation, he doesn’t miss the opportunity to say…

"Under the Eiffel Tower is charming due to Matt Walsh"