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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)

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Top 5: Actors Who Won Best Actor For the Wrong Movie

top5As this year ends, and awards season begins, it’s worth noting one of the biggest truisms of Oscar-dom: people don’t usually win their Oscars for the movie they should have. Continue reading Top 5: Actors Who Won Best Actor For the Wrong Movie

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