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Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Ben Stiller fantasizes about being a better film director in this adaptation of James Thurber’s beloved short story, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Stiller himself plays the titular role of a dreamer who is forced to live real life when his job comes into jeopardy, but fortunately he has the help of his co-worker and fantasy girl, played by Kristen Wiig.

As his quest leads him ever closer to the mysterious and reclusive photojournalist, played by Sean Penn, the Unusual Suspects come ever closer to yawning. Some of them, anyway.

Check out Martin, Chris and JC as they discuss the whys and wherefores of Mitty’s mind.

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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.