Maybe I’m as juvenile as my wife thinks, but the bit in trailer for Rawson Marshall Thurber’s We’re the Millers
where Jason Sudeikis, as a scheming drug mule who hires a fake family
to smuggle drugs across the border, launches into a Bane voice (spoofing
Tom Hardy’s villain from The Dark Knight Rises) just sends me
into a fit of hysterical laughter.
Schrader has had a long and often tumultuous career in movies. The 67-year-old
Michigan native began his obsession with cinema as a critic in the early 1970s,
one of the most creatively fertile periods in American movie history.
Since 2008, fans of Breaking Bad
(9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) have watched the show’s central character, Walter
White (Bryan Cranston), make like the series’ title and slowly shed his
morals, becoming a more ruthless beast — a far cry from his beginnings
as a meek, sickly chemistry teacher.
A few times each year, certain films
challenge me on a deeper, primal level. They rattle the critical cage,
issuing a call that necessitates a response from more than the safe
sanctity of the intellect. They demand a blood offering from the heart.
Following Dexter is Showtime newcomer Ray Donovan(10
p.m. Sundays), starring Liev Schreiber as a man with a messy job — one
we’ve seen before. But that familiarity doesn’t make it any less
With certain directors, every new release
takes us back to the first time we experienced their work. We remember
the visceral thrills, the powerful sensuality or the intellectual
austerity that captivated us and we want relive those sensations, which
means we set the bar at a level so high that only a talented few can
Based on a true story, Orange Is the New Black
(now available on Netflix) follows Piper Chapman (played by a very
convincing Taylor Schilling) as she trades in her Brooklyn yuppie life
with a loving fiancé for 15 months in lock-up and a prison wife.