I Love My Dad goes full cringe comedy and your stomach will be hurting from laughing throughout the 90-minute comedy. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that nothing came from the Oscar-winning Ratatouille. Because of his Ratatouille bucks, Patton Oswalt made this film one of his first as a producer. Unless the comedian was joking about this during the Q&A back in May… Writer-director-star James Morosini delivers a solid comedy while drawing on his own…"I Love My Dad Will Make Your Stomach Hurt"
It’s been fifteen years to the date since Brad Bird showed us that humans and rats can co-exist in the kitchen in Ratatouille. This Oscar-winning Paris-set movie relies on what could be one of the most absurd premises in the history of cinema. A rat, Remy (Patton Oswalt), has the unlikely dream of becoming a chef someday. After getting separated from his family in the sewer, he sets about towards this dream by joining up…"Ratatouille: Oscar Winner Marks 15th Anniversary"
George Carlin’s American Dream is a two-documentary about the late comedian premiering on HBO and available to stream on HBO Max. While interviews with contemporary comedians are nice, this documentary does not work without the archival footage of the late George Carlin, the dean of the counterculture comedians. It’s this footage that drives the bulk of the documentary. It’s best to learn about Carlin’s life from the man himself. Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, who…"George Carlin’s American Dream: This Doc Is Superb"
For Madmen Only takes us into the mind of improv guru Del Close–a person whose name is familiar with those who took up the art of improvisation. I’m not going to get into debate behind improvisation because we’d just be here all night. In typical improv fashion, the opening credits state that “the filmmakers hereby accept the blame for everything else about this film.” Make no mistake that Del Close would certainly be proud. It’s…"SXSW 2020: For Madmen Only"
The Secret Life of Pets 2 gets points for replacing a certain cast member but loses it by pushing for an angle dealing with toxic masculinity. Similar to its predecessor, this film imagines what our pets do while we’re gone during the day. These animals develop neuroses similar to humans. Terrier Max (Patton Oswalt) manages to start itching himself from the paranoia over new child Liam. Max, who lives with mutt Duke (Eric Stonestreet), has…"The Secret Life of Pets 2 is merely okay"
Not every animated series or film works in live-action but I feel that Kim Possible was able to pull it off in the newest Disney Channel Original Movie. A quick prologue–serving as a glorified cameo for Professor Dementor (Patton Oswalt)–sees Kim Possible (Sadie Stanley) in action alongside sidekick Ron Stoppable (Sean Giambrone). The duo are aided by tech genius Wade (Issac Ryan Brown). This takes place shortly before the duo enter the freshmen class at Middleton…"Kim Possible works in Live-Action"