NEW YORK – “Ain’t nobody got time for reality,” says Jordan Sanders (Regina Hall), the successful but outrageously rude Atlanta businesswoman at the center of the comic fantasy “Little” (Universal).
These biblical commandments probably sound familiar: Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
DENVER — It has been more that a decade since Jim Caviezel played Jesus in “The Passion of the Christ.” This spring, he’ll play St. Luke in another major religious film, “Paul, Apostle of Christ,” opening in theaters on March 28.
I’ve always been fascinated to see what happens when a prominent actor or actress decides to take a seat behind the camera and make a truly personal artistic statement. From the stunningly dark visuals and spirit of Charles Laughton’s 1955 moody masterpiece Night of the Hunter to Clint Eastwood’s moody 1971 thriller Play Misty for Me, on down through Tom Hanks’ 1996 showbiz dramedy That Thing You Do! and Jason Bateman’s 2013 comedy Bad Words, a solid directorial debut offers intriguing insights into their creative process and true passions.
It’s easy to overlook counting our blessings, and the new movie “Brad’s Status” tries to provide a thoughtful and occasionally funny reminder of that unfortunate fact. It stars Ben Stiller as Brad, a 47-year-old husband and father who is wallowing in a mid-life crisis while taking his teenage son on a weekend college scouting trip that includes his own alma mater, Tufts University.