She’s had huge success with The Office, but Jenna Fischer has yet to break out with feature films in any major way. Sticking with mostly comedies (Blade of Glory, Walk Hard, Hall Pass), the actress will add another smaller indie to her belt with The Giant Mechanical Man. Written and directed by her husband Lee Kirk the film pulls together an impressive cast including Chris Messina, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Rich Sommer, Lucy Punch and Bob Odenkirk.
We’ve got the first trailer today for the film making its debut at Tribeca and it just looks a bit too predictable for my tastes. I like much of the ensemble, but this seems to fall into trappings of generic independent films with two strangers learning about life through each other while off-kilter friends chime in. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo and let us know your thoughts.
Thirtysomethings Janice (Jenna Fischer) and Tim (Chris Messina) haven’t quite learned how to navigate adulthood. Tim is a street performer whose unique talents as a “living statue” don’t exactly pay the bills. Janice is out of work and under pressure by her sister (Malin Akerman) to date an egotistical self-help guru (Topher Grace). In this charming comedic romance, these two strangers help each other to realize that it only takes one person to make you feel important.
The Giant Mechanical Man premieres at Tribeca Film Festival on April 23rd.
Hitting theaters in wide release this weekend is John Wick, a film I fell for at Fantastic Fest and I’ve since revisited. The actioner, from first-time filmmakers Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, follows Keanu Reeves’ title character who left behind a life as a hitman for Russian mobsters to settle down for a quiet life with […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I discuss Alex Ross Perry‘s Listen Up Philip, which is now in limited release and available on VOD. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in […]
As my review can attest to, I’m looking forward to not only watch John Wick again but also see how the film hits with general audiences when it arrives this weekend. The actioner stars Keanu Reeves as an ex-hitman who is crossed by the son of his old employer. When everything is taken from him, he decides to […]
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