Gosling and Crowe do have chemistry, and an obvious sense of humor which gets them far. They’d have gotten farther, though, if the movie, while at times hilarious, didn’t have such an uneven feel, particularly a nasty edge that simply clashes with the desired jocular tone. Yes, there’s such a thing as dark comedy, but this is a comedy that occasionally just makes you feel queasy. There were moments I knew I was supposed to be laughing but found myself scribbling in my notes: “hmm, funny but not?”
Those yuks are plentiful enough to ensure a reasonable box-office return. But viewers prone to worries about Hollywood’s treatment of women — a fair chunk of whom are young students this film wants to attract — may be laughing less loudly than those around them.
“Why are you letting me film this?”
Director James Bobin’s (“The Muppets”) film trudges on through the lushly designed world answering questions we never asked, like, “What was the Mad Hatter’s childhood like?” And, “why does the Red Queen have such a large head?” In other words, it’s an Underland origin story.
Her nephew George Woolf says Paton died Thursday in Oakland, California, where she had been in hospice care after a recent heart attack.
“Cultural quotas are outdated and unnecessary — video-on-demand providers are already investing heavily into European local content,” said James Waterworth, vice president of Europe operations for the CCIA computer and internet industry association.
The Vermont senator joked in an interview with The Associated Press that he wants David to continue his job impersonating him on the late night show, which had its season finale last weekend.
The 90-minute film, scheduled to air Sept. 20, tells of Unitarian minister Waitsill Sharp and his wife, Martha. The Wellesley, Massachusetts, couple helped save hundreds of people in 1939 and 1940, risking imprisonment and death if discovered by the Nazis.
Candace Payne tells ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the mask that emits the Star Wars creature’s distinctive roar “was just calling from the bag” before she made the video Thursday in her car. The video posted on Payne’s Facebook page on Thursday shows the mother of two laughing wildly as she wears the mask.