The Secret Life of Pets (***1/2) and Sing (*1/2) shows Illumination is just pumping them out there regardless of quality

It's plain that Illumination is banking on a distinct visual flair while sacrificing originality of story (and, in Sing's case, distinct vocal talent). There are worse films out there, but it all makes me happy that my youngest one is 10 and I will likely be skipping more of the automatic animation viewing destinations in the future.

The Office: Episode 169 – The Whale

Written by Carrie Kemper Directed by Rodman Flender A brief synopsis – Dwight gets etiquette lessons on dealing with a woman client from Pam.  Angela enlists Oscar to help her catch the person her husband is cheating with.  Toby starts a trend to commemorate "Movember."  Andy checks in from his boat trip with his brother via Skype. The best line … Continue reading The Office: Episode 169 – The Whale

21 Jump Street takes a different, better turn

21 Jump Street - 2012 Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller Starring Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Brie Larson, Ellie Kemper, Dave Franco, Rob Riggle, Ice Cube Screenplay Michael Bacall It's not that I did not ever watch the original television show, I just didn't ever make it a point to watch 21 Jump Street.  All of the hullabaloo … Continue reading 21 Jump Street takes a different, better turn