Tim Burton (Planet of the Apes) takes another stab at a relatively unnecessary live-action Disney remake with Dumbo. Burton puts his own twist on things and brings Michael Keaton (Jack Frost), Danny DeVito (Death to Smoochy), Colin Farrell (Fright Night), and Eva Green (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For)to the mix.
Well, Michael Keaton must be pissed. His designed-to-get-a-Best-Actor-nomination role in The Founder has come up dry. Keaton plays Ray Kroc, the "founder" of McDonalds in this mostly-worts biopic which portrays his rise from faltering salesman to the pinnacle of nasty capitalism. Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch play the McDonald brothers and each delivers a terrific supporting performance.
Thomas McCarthy rebounds from directing Adam Sandler's The Cobbler by co-writing and directing Spotlight, the story of the Boston Globe's investigation into sexual misconduct and cover ups within the Catholic church in the city of Boston. The movie, which features nearly every working actor in Hollywood, or so it seems, is a solid yarn set in dusty news rooms which may or may not exist anymore.
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
What they liked:
- The acting, particularly from Michael Keaton and a subdued Liev Schreiber
- The methodical, piece-by-piece assemblage of the facts
What they did not like:
- Rachel McAdams being given nearly nothing to do
- The lack of an antagonist or any danger
Daring. Strange. Hilarious. Original. This is what we talk about when we talk about Birdman, the new film from Alejandro G. Inarritu. Michael Keaton delivers the best performance of his career and is supported by an A-list cast who all deliver the goods. Check out what the guys thought of Birdman, one of the coolest and strangest films of year.