Tag Archives: Robot and Frank
The summer is over and we're heading back to school. I'm trading in my Mojito Mix for a protractors as we speak.
Time will put summer 2012 in its historical context but, by and large, I'd call it a successful one. We may have lost a TomKat but we gained a Kimye. If that isn't a grand metaphor for this funny little thing we call life, I don't know what is.
As far as Fanboy movies are concerned, rarely have we been so well-serviced. Between "Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Amazing Spider-Man," I can't think of a time when so many major ticket comic book heroes were in the spotlight. As autumn comes and we don our pea coats and khakis -- yes, we attend Dartmouth in 1962 -- it's time to look back at the standouts of Fanboy movies Summer 2012. Get More »
There's nothing like a robot to help make you feel alive again.
"Robot and Frank" stars Frank Langella as a retired jewel thief who seems to be heading toward spending the rest of his golden years in poor health and isolation. His son (James Marsden) and daughter (Liv Tyler) intervene by introducing him to his new roommate: a robot (voiced by Peter Sarsgaard) programmed to help him around the house — and put a spring back in his stride. Get More »