In Greek mythology, Olympus was the home of the Gods. It's also the Secret Service code name for the White House in
The whole premise is implausible. But the cat-and-mouse game that comprises most of the movie is riveting and full of tension. R-rated gunplay and serious mayhem are a big part of the bloody plot. It's not realistic. But if you're a fan of big-time spy thrillers with a high body count, this film's for you.
I was so ready to like "Admission," the new comedy starring
Alas, much of the best moments were in the movie trailer. "Admission" is actually less of a rom-com than a look at the process for admission into a top university and the anxieties that go with it. Or is it about career vs. parenthood, nature vs. nurture, free to be you and me? This movie can't quite decide.
Portia Nathan (Fey) is a no-nonsense admissions office at Princeton who takes a certain pleasure in rejecting applicants to the prestigious institution. When Portia's live-in boyfriend (hilarious
On a visit to a new progressive high school, she meets teacher John Pressman (Rudd) and his promising student. Apart from being effortlessly charming, John also believes Portia could be this kid's natural birth mother.
Things escalate from the laughable to the desperate, and so unworthy of Fey. Warm and fuzzy is not her strong suit.
It was truly inspired to cast