Fluffy family friendly alert! Old school grandparents (Billy Crystal and
Bette Midler) agree to take care of their three grandchildren when
their daughter (Marisa Tomei) and her husband (Tom Everett Scott), a
high-achieving new millennial working couple, are forced to jet off to
Along with George, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei and the other stars, the movie shoot has brought to town a huge crew — an army, really. So who’s feeding them? I was cutting through the Carew Tower arcade when I thought I saw the answer to that question — a redhead wearing a black chef’s jacket and a baseball cap with a skull-and-crossed-cutlery logo. “Hey, catering guy!” I hollered. That’s how I met Dan Gearig, co-founder of Chow Catering out of Detroit.
The low-fi craze mumblecore, with its casual, hip camera techniques and sometimes barely audible improvised dialogue, has dominated Sundance, SXSW and other U.S. indie film festivals for the last few years. 'Cyrus' seeks to expand on that success, thanks to filmmaker brothers Jay and Mark Duplass and the summer's most unlikely hero, Jonah Hill. Grade: B.
Randy 'The Ram' Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a world wrestling champion 20 years ago. Now he shuffles along between bouts, accepting the goodwill and respect of the up and comers in the game. Rourke and Marisa Tomei earn accolades by joining Aronofsky on a journey that imitates documentary filmmaking in its approach rather than attempting to wring unnecessary sentiment, and they all beat the odds. Grade: A-.