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Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Ben Stiller, Walter Mitty, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a two-hour movie based on a James Thurber short story that it takes about eight minutes to read aloud.  In adapting children’s books and other pieces where there is so little material to adapt faithfully…has it ever worked?  I’m seriously asking to be reminded of an example.  Mitty is a wonderful story about a man who drifts off into daydreams of adventure while going through a day’s worth of mundane errands.  Danny Kaye made it into a feature in the 1950’s and now Ben Stiller both directs and stars in this modern adaptation. Continue reading Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

Trailer Time: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty #3 (2013)

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Trailer Time: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty International Trailer (2013)

The second trailer for Ben Stiller‘s adaptation of the James Thurber story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty gets an extended cut for the international trailer.  The first trailer was great, but this one gives you a better feel for the atmosphere and direction Stiller (who is also directing) is going to take the film.  I’m onboard.  I cannot wait to see this when it opens Christmas Day.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller

Trailer Time: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Trailer #2 (2013)

When I saw Gravity this weekend, I felt like I got almost my money’s worth in the trailers alone and my favorite was this second trailer for Ben Stiller‘s adaptation of the James Thurber story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  The first trailer was great, but this one gives you a better feel for the atmosphere and direction Stiller (who is also directing) is going to take the film.  I’m onboard.  I cannot wait to see this when it opens Christmas Day.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller

Five….Five Posters for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter, I warned you at four.  Five is just….the movie is three months away.  Five.  In one week.  Yeah it’s great, you’re on a plane.  You’re testing me, dude.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens Christmas Day and stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott and Shirley MacLaine.  Official synopsis below.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on James Thurber‘s classic story of a day-dreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker (Wiig) are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined.
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller