In Game Night, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams are part of a group of friends who meet regularly for game nights. This particular game night though, things are very different. Very different indeed and fun for the audience…
First of all, I’m really glad that Rachel McAdams is back! I haven’t seen her in a movie since Southpaw (2015). Second, I wish this movie was out already because it looks just like the kind of fun I need this weekend. Oh well.
Billy Magnussen, Kylie Bunbury, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris and Camille Chen also star.
My favourite types of Disney animated movies are the ones that do a great job of highlighting the importance of self belief and following your heart; especially in the face of great opposition. Ratatouille (2007) is my favourite of this genre; then came Brave (2012) and now Zootopia.
Starring the voices of Idris Elba, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jenny Slate and Jason Bateman, there is plenty to adore besides the well delivered positive messages. For one, that brilliant DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) scene. To say more about the scene would be to spoil, so refrain I must.
I love the story, the very well imagined city of Zootopia and everything in it – including the design and all the little touches of humour that have nothing to do with dialogue. There’s also the classic Disney animated cuteness and a great main song for the soundtrack – Shakira’s ‘Try Everything‘
You probably have already but watch Zootopia again. I’ve seen it twice and will again to remind myself to keep my inner Judy Hopps atthe ready, always.
Office Christmas Party is the latest comedy from Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn and Jason Bateman.
Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, the story involves a bunch of grownup office workers partying hard and behaving quite badly.
Ill advised as it may be, Jennifer Aniston and my love for her work on Horrible Bosses (2011) is the key reason I’ll be tuning in. Not that I want a carbon copy , of course, but I’d much rather this movie be like Horrible Bosses than The Night Before (2015). The former was brilliant but the latter, not so much.
May this also be nothing like Sisters (2015), a movie similar to The Night Before in the way that it features grownups unconvincingly doing things and behaving in ways that would make sense for teenagers only.
Central Intelligence is a watchable action/ comedy because of the dynamic between Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson’s characters. As for how believable I found the movie in regards to the way some of the story and action unfolded, let’s just say my disbelief was hardly ever fully suspended.
Watch it for the light entertainment. Just don’t expect to be convinced by everything that takes place.
Jason Bateman’s small part is a highlight as was the message about bullying.