Jason Bateman

Game Night

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) are a perfectly happy couple, enjoying their weekly game nights with their circle of regular friends. But when Max’s brother Brooks (Kyle Chandler) shows up, the balance is off. Always competitive with Brooks, Max has always had a bit of a kid brother complex to his hotter, more …

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The Gift (2015)

Just before watching this movie, my movie-pal and I were discussing how some people genuinely grow and change. But, I argued, show me a teenager, and I can show you the adult they will become. For most folks, the inherent core of their being is already fully formed, for good or for bad… and therein …

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Horrible Bosses 2

The movie finds our protagonists striking out with a business venture of their own, figuring that at least if they are the bosses, they will have the good sense not to be horrible. Sadly, the invention they’re depending upon to turn their lives around is the “Shower Buddy”, an awkward device that distributes soap and …

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I have to admit, my friend and I were not in the right place to see such a multi-plot movie about miserable people being miserable to each other, as it was the same week of the “Oh! The humanity!” news of the Boston Marathon bombings. From the vague poster for this film, with a bunch …

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Identity Thief

In this buddy road movie – that bears an uncanny, if not as successful, resemblance to John Hughes’ far more brilliant Planes, Trains and Automobiles – Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are strangers trying to make their way from Florida to Colorado, who encounter a colorful array of wrenches thrown unceremoniously into their plans at …

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