Ben Stiller’s latest is more dramatic than his hit comedies – Washington Post

Washington PostNEW YORK. Over the past 15 years, much of Ben Stiller’s work — “Zoolander,” “Meet the Parents,” “There’s Something About Mary,” “Tropic Thunder” — has turned not only into … Read More

Review: ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ – CNN

CNN(CNN) — It’s easy to understand why comedians like Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, and Sacha Baron Cohen have flirted with adapting James Thurber’s 1939 New Yorker story about a timid … Read More

Box Office: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ to Lead Crowded Christmas; ’47 … – Variety (blog)

Variety (blog)Moviegoers will have plenty to unwrap in theaters Christmas Day, with a hefty eight films opening, including Martin Scorsese’s latest “The Wolf of Wall Street”, Ben Stiller’s “The Secret … Read More

Inside Ben Stiller’s Daydreams: The Making of ‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterFrom Steven Spielberg and Jim Carrey to Sacha Baron Cohen and Mike Myers, many have tried to remake the 1947 classic about an adventure-prone daydreamer. But Stiller finally cracked … Read More

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: 5 Things to Know About Ben Stiller’s Latest Flick – E! Online

E! OnlineBen Stiller directs himself as Walter Mitty, forever a daydreamer who barely leaves an impression at work, but in his mind is the most extraordinary man alive—especially with the … Read More

‘Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ review: Logic lost in a dream – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty. SNOOZING VIEWER. Comedy-Drama. Starring Ben Stiller and Kristen Wiig. Directed by Ben Stiller. (PG. 114 minutes.) If, while watching “The Secret Life … Read More

‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ review: Ben Stiller’s ambitious, uneven Thurber … – Washington Post

Washington PostThis has been such an exceptional year in movies that calling a movie “perfectly likable” or even “good” starts to sound like faint praise. Which means that “The Secret … Read More

The analog life of Stiller’s ‘Mitty’ – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeCritics so far have roughed up Ben Stiller’s adaptation of James Thurber’s 1939 short story “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” and it seems bound for the same film … Read More

‘Walter Mitty’: Hapless hero on a magical quest –‘I haven’t really been anywhere noteworthy or mentionable,” an apologetic Walter Mitty tells the guy on the phone from eHarmony, who’s wondering why Walter has left so much blank space … Read More

Ben Stiller: I don’t make any rules – BBC News

BBC NewsActor Ben Stiller talks about his latest character in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Stiller’s character is a daydreamer who works at Life magazine and imagines starting a … Read More

‘Mitty’ stars plumb the heartfelt depths of comedy – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — Ben Stiller was rehearsing hosting duties at NBC’s Saturday Night Live when he called Kristen Wiig offstage to discuss something serious. Stiller was working on a … Read More

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