Sunday, April 11, 2021

Tag: Stephen Root

Happily (2021)*

Title: Happily
Rating: R
Directed by: BenDavid Grabinski
Written by: BenDavid Grabinski
Starring: Joel McHale, Kerry Bishé, Stephen Root, Natalie Morales, Paul Scheer, and Natalie Zea
Release Date: 3/19/2021
Running Time: 96 minutes

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Tom (Joel McHale) and Janet (Kerry Bishé) are a couple who has been together for 14 years. Still as in love as the day they met, their honeymoon phase never ended. When they discover that all their friends are resentful of their constant public displays of affection, this charismatic couple start to question the loyalty of everyone around them. Then, a visit from a mysterious stranger (Stephen Root) thrusts them into an existential crisis, leading to a dead body, a lot of questions, and a very tense couples’ vacation with a group of friends who may not actually be friends at all.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? Yes

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Are There Any Extras After The Credits? Yes

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Empty Man, The (2020)

Title: The Empty Man
Rating: R
Directed by: David Prior
Written by: David Prior
Based on the graphic novel by: Cullen Bunn
Starring: James Badge Dale, Stephen Root, and Joel Courtney
Release Date: 10/23/2020
Running Time: 137 minutes

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On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Rom for this submission


Seberg (2019)

Title: Seberg
Rating: R
Directed by: Benedict Andrews
Written by: Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse
Starring: Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Yvan Attal, Stephen Root, Colm Meaney, Vince Vaughn, and Anthony Mackie
Release Date: 12/13/2019
Running Time: 96 minutes

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Inspired by true events about the French New Wave darling and Breathless star, Jean Seberg (Kristen Stewart), who in the late 1960s was targeted by the FBI because of her support of the civil rights movement and romantic involvement with Hakim Jamal (Anthony Mackie), among others. In Benedict Andrews’ noir-ish thriller, Seberg’s life and career are destroyed by Hoover’s overreaching surveillance and harassment in an effort to suppress and discredit Seberg’s activism.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Special thanks to Chris and Roger for this submission


Life of the Party (2018)

Title: Life of the Party
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Ben Falcone
Written by: Ben Falcone, and Melissa McCarthy
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Stephen Root, Jacki Weaver, Jessie Ennis, Adria Arjona, Debby Ryan, and Jimmy O. Yang
Release Date: 5/11/2018
Running Time: 105 minutes

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When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: A short montage of lead character photos from events in the film is shown during the beginning of the credits.

Special thanks to Massimo for this submission


Get Out (2017)

Title: Get Out
Rating: R
Directed by: Jordan Peele
Written by: Jordan Peele
Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield and Catherine Keener
Release Date: 2/24/2017
Running Time: 103 minutes

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Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya, Sicario) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams, Girls), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy (Catherine Keener, Captain Phillips) and Dean (Bradley Whitford, The Cabin in the Woods).

At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No