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Why It Works: Being There

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** In my time analyzing movies, one film that has always stood out to me is Hal Ashby 's BEING THERE. Not only is it memorable and timeless, but it breaks the rules of screenwriting...
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Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

PLOT: Walter Mitty ( Ben Stiller ) is a dreamer who yearns to escape his hum-drum existence, and fantasizes about dating his pretty Life Magazine co-worker, Cheryl ( Kristen Wiig ). When the print edition of Life Magazine is scuttled, and the final issue’s cover photo is misplaced, Mitty takes it upon himself to find the missing negative, which is in the possession of...
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Get swept away in the extended 6 minute trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY looks like FORREST GUMP on acid. That being said, I really want to see it. Ben Stiller has proven to be an adept dramatic actor (PERMANENT MIDNIGHT, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS) and as a director he has done a fine job with REALITY BITES, THE CABLE GUY, ZOOLANDER, and TROPIC THUNDER. But, there never seemed to be anything behind the camera that was more than...
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Is the new trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty real life or is it just fantasy?

If you haven't fallen under the spell that THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY is out to cast then the latest trailer for the film might do you in. There's some new footage here and for those who have already caught the previous trailers will spot what they've already seen. This should be an excellent film to finish out 2013. What better way to go into 2014 then with a heart full of...
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Extended clip from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty shows explosive imagination

The imagination of the titular character in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, as played by Ben Stiller , is something that can take off at any moment and today we have a look at just how far that can go. In a new extended clip, we see a somber Stiller on the phone with an eHarmony representative ( Patton Oswalt ) talking about his account when things take a very unexpected turn....
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Long-developing John Belushi biopic moving forward; Emile Hirsch and Joaquin Phoenix contenders?

It looks like the long-developing John Belushi biopic has picked up some steam as screenwriter Steve Conrad ( THE WEATHER MAN , THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY) is taking over the directing chores from Todd Phillips (THE HANGOVER) and proceeding as an "indie." According to THR, Conrad is currently looking at actors to play the late comedian, including names like Emile...
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New extended trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is another slice of awesome

The trailers for Ben Stiller 's THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY continue to impress as this new extended one adds another layer of awesome to the previous entries. However, it makes me nervous in terms of expectation, as we all know how a great trailer can outsell a movie that doesn't live up to the hype. Reviews of the film from NYFF were mixed, with some loving it and others...
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New trailer for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty brings all the feels

A new trailer has dropped for Ben Stiller 's epic-scale flick THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY and it's every bit as compelling as the first. Stiller plays the titular character in the globe-spanning fantasy adventure film that looks like a heartfelt emotional journey wrapped up in Stiller's quirky comedic style. The film co-stars Adam Scott , Kristen Wiig , Patton Oswalt...
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Seven new posters delve into Ben Stiller's surreal The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Ben Stiller seems to have learned a lot from his time working with Wes Anderson . The trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY took me by surprise with it's surreal tone and heartfelt nature. I was frankly shocked that the same guy who directed TROPIC THUNDER, THE CABLE GUY, and REALITY BITES. There is a major growth here from Stiller the director to potentially Stiller the...
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Ben Stiller's next directorial effort may be the Thomas Edison drama The Current War

Ben Stiller has had a pretty nice run as a filmmaker. Starting with REALITY BITES, he went on to make THE CABLE GUY, ZOOLANDER, and TROPIC THUNDER before completing THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. The trailer for MITTY premiered this morning and showcased a much more nuanced style than we have seen from the actor. The trailer looks like a combination of Michel Gondry and Wes...
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First trailer for Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a whimsical affair

Well, this is a surprise. I really didn't expect that Ben Stiller 's THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY would be anything to get excited about, but after seeing this new whimsical, minimalist trailer, I'm intrigued as hell. I've never seen the 1947 film of the same name starring Danny Kaye, nor have I read the original short story by James Thurber (written in 1939), but the concept seems...
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Ben Stiller is on the run in these new photos from The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

I'm kind of surprised I haven't seen more interest in Ben Stiller 's next directorial effort, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. Though it is more of a reimagining of the musical from 1947 (derived from James Thurber's short story) that starred Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, and Boris Karloff. Stiller elaborated on his current vision of the material, and his attachment to a precious...
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