“Stand Up Guys” is a story of revenge, loyalty and honor, but it’s far from your typical action/gangster flick. For one thing, “Stand Up Guys” is a snapshot of life at a much later stage than you’ll see in any given Wahlberg, Pitt, Cruise or even Clooney movie. The film stars seasoned Oscar winners Christopher Walken and Al Pacino, as well as fellow Academy Award winner Alan Arkin in a major supporting role. The result is an offbeat-yet-powerful depiction of friendship and aging.
Thanksgiving break is over, and of course you got nothing done with finals looming, just like every other year. Intermission has the best ways to re-motivate yourself after a week off.
“Silver Linings Playbook” is a darkly humorous story of family, mental illness and love that will leave you with lots to think about before you head home for the holidays. Starring Bradley Cooper and “The Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, the movie is sharp, engaging and surprisingly relatable. Director David O. Russell (“The Fighter”) crafts a compelling dynamic between several strong actors, and the end result is an unorthodox take on love and personal struggle.
Election day looms ahead, even though we’re only just fresh out of the midterm-woods. For the sake of your nail beds, back pain and blood pressure, Intermission has compiled a list of the top five ways to scratch that political itch until the ballots are in.
“Argo” is the story of a declassified CIA exfiltration (referred repeatedly mysteriously as an “ex-fil” for the first fifteen minutes of the movie) effort to rescue six Americans hiding out in the Canadian ambassador’s home during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979.
With celebrity sightings in the dozens, street fashion bloggers toting cameras-a-clickin’ and that weird thespian display from Clint Eastwood, pundits and tweeters have had good reason to call the national conventions $18 million circuses. But who are we to judge the political hooplah? Intermission is concerned only with the cultural hooplah, and here we give it points in a nonpartisan bi-columnal breakdown.