It’s no wonder why James Franco has the wrinkles of a smile burned into his star-studded face; he’s played more stoners, scoundrels, and screwballs with an insatiable grimace than anyone can count by this point, and he’s hilarious at doing so. His role as Laird Mayhew in the typical “father v. fiancée” formulaic comedy is the most recent installment to this repertoire of character-types – in fact, it is perhaps his latest and greatest addition.
The strength of his performance comes not only from his surprisingly well-developed character; it also stems from how...
If there’s one thing about Bryan Cranston’s career that stands out, it’s the variety of roles he takes on. From sitcom dad in Malcolm in the Middle to meth dad in Breaking Bad to President Lyndon B. Johnson in All The Way (not to mention the plethora of roles he’s played in between), he continues to prove himself as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. Yet, unlike All The Way, which is arguably his most diverse and impressive role to date, his steady and solid performance as U.S. customs officer Robert Mazur in The Infiltrator
is yet another
remake -- but rightfully so, this remake was after a disastrous 1998, Roland Emmerich rendition
. The Matthew Broderick flick was awful in nearly every regard, doing the classic monster tale zero justice. Hence, a remake was definitely warranted. Thankfully, in the capable hands of Gareth Edwards, this 2014 version of Godzilla
was a triumph of story, suspense, characters, visuals, action, and of course, the big monster himself.
The film kicks off in the past,...!--more-->