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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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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After the cult success of Office Space, and the beloved long-running animated series King of the Hill, it is nice to see Mike Judge back directing another feature film about disillusioned regular working folks. Just think, without Office Space, there may have never been the British and U.S. television shows The Office. I digress here …

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