Many Hollywood executives probably want to forget that 2014 ever happened.The studios overstuffed the summer multiplexes with sequels — yet another “Spider-Man,” “X-Men,” “Planet of the Apes” and “Transformers” — which resulted in audience malaise at the box office (5% down from last year).So, David’s mother, Kathy (Amy Landecker), puts the family home up for sale.David is clearly discomfited by this and attempts to find an alternative source of funding.David and his younger sister Christina (Virginia Gardner) go rooting around the attic.They discover a video cam that belonged to their late father, Ben Raskin (Gary Weeks).Date night doesn’t need to mean a formulaic chick-flick that’s going to have one-half of the couple squirming and checking baseball updates on his phone.
Whether you’re watching with that special someone or just watching while dreaming about him or her, these are the 50 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time. Shaun of the Dead just happens to have zombies and Hot Fuzz just happens to have two males as its romantic leads. The World is perhaps Wright’s most clear-cut attempt at a rom-com.
Dad died in a fatal car accident some 10 years ago, after he abruptly departed David’s seventh birthday party.
Of course, the immediate question is how did they never notice the video cam?
If Hollywood wants the movie business to thrive against unprecedented competition (TV, video games, etc.), the industry needs to do better, especially when it comes to original storytelling.
Here are the 13 most disappointing films I saw in 2014. “Magic in the Moonlight”Domestic box office: .5 million Woody Allen’s 49th time in the director’s chair resulted in his most lackluster film since 2001’s “The Curse of the Jade Scorpion.” The script, which had Colin Firth investigating the practices of a phony clairvoyant (Emma Stone), felt forced even by Allen’s standards, and he did his film no favors by casting romantic leads who are 28 years apart in real life. “Big Eyes”Box office: .4 million (still in release) This biopic about painter Margaret Keane was hyped as a return to Tim Burton’s ’90s prime (think “Ed Wood”), and bloggers were predicting it could finally win Amy Adams her Oscar.