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'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Declared Worst Offender For Product Placement In Movies In 2013

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 7, 2014 10:43 AM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
It probably wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that Ben Stiller had some pretty big expectations when he took on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” The film boast the biggest budget of any of his directorial effort by far and, before it came out, there were a substantial number of people who thought it might even be a player during the awards season. Well, as a matter of fact, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” has earned an award, but it might not be one that Ben Stiller is proud of.

Check Out 13 Iconic & Fake Life Magazine Covers From 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Plus 3 Clips

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 3, 2014 12:32 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
With Ben Stiller's ambitious, big-budget romance/adventure/fantasy/remake "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" now in theaters, it's kind of curious that one of the central components of the film has gone somewhat undiscussed: Life magazine. The once iconic weekly news magazine was a major force in photojournalism and reporting, bringing Americans images and stories from the around the world they might not have seen elsewhere, all while maintaining a pulse on the culture at home. In the film, the transition from Life from print to digital plays a crucial part, and throughout the movie, viewers are shown artwork from past issues, but here's the thing: they're all fake.

Review: Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Co-Starring Kristen Wiig

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • December 27, 2013 10:28 AM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
In a colorless and unremarkable New York apartment, the shy, anonymous Walter Mitty stares at the eHarmony dating page of his co-worker Cheryl (Kristen Wiig). Debating whether or not to make the online first move, Walter eventually daydreams about a spectacular manner in which to impress her. But back in reality, the question remains: can the timid man send the social networking equivalent of a hello to the girl he has a crush on? If he does have the chutzpah to do so, will the complexities of life and fate manage to interfere? Will Walter be able to seize the day and “just do it” like Nike might have asserted him to do a few decades ago?

The Playlist Staff's Most Overrated And Underrated Films Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 24, 2013 7:03 AM
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Overrated/Underrated 2013
You have to be especially careful with the words “overrated” or “underrated.” Some people don't like the terms, thinking that they're condescending or snide, elevating your own opinions over those of the majority. And arguably they have a strong point, but the words do serve a purpose—how else is a writer meant to sum up their feelings when they're swimming against the tide? And sometimes, that tide is among your own colleagues. See, we're not a hive mind at The Playlist, though we might sometimes give that impression. Like any group of colleagues, we disagree from time to time. Scratch that, we disagree quite a lot, and it's rare for a film to hit theaters without at least one member of staff bucking the consensus, when a consensus can even be reached.

Watch: 6-Minute Trailer For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Doesn't Leave Much To The Imagination

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 3, 2013 11:05 AM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
We understand that for overseas audiences, the words "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" probably don't mean much. Even for North American audiences, there is a vague recollection that it was a 1947 movie starring Danny Kaye. So how to solve that knowledge gap? Well, for the folks at Fox India, it means erasing any signs of wonder from the movie if it results in selling tickets.

12 Films To See In December

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • December 2, 2013 12:26 PM
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12 Films To See In December
Christmas is coming, which means annoying family members giving you an excuse to hit the movie theater if only to escape from their incessant babbling. Or maybe that’s just how I settle things in my family? Regardless, in honor of the twelfth month, this month’s Must-See List is celebrating its own twelve days of Christmas with two additional movies worth seeing. What do you have planned for your Christmas movie watching list? Check our list (twice) below.

Watch: New Trailer & Clip For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Asks, Is This Is The Real Life Or Is This Just Fantasy?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 25, 2013 2:09 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
While awards prospects for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" seem to be slim at this point, the movie still has every potential to be a big crowd-pleaser. Aiming squarely at the feel-good, heartwarming center, the remake of Danny Kaye's 1947 classic just wants you to live life to the fullest.

Watch: Ben Stiller Lives By The ABCs In New Clip From 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 11:38 AM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty Ben Stiller
How can you fall in love if you haven't lived yet? That seems to be the one of the underlying themes in Ben Stiller's upcoming holiday remake/fantasy/adventure/comedy/romance "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty." And a new clip has arrived that manages to include almost every one of those descriptors in about two minutes flat.

'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' Soundtrack Features Of Monsters And Men, David Bowie, Rogue Wave & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 15, 2013 12:20 PM
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The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty
Despite premiering to mixed reviews at the New York Film Festival earlier this fall (read our own take right here), Fox is still all in on the Ben Stiller-starring and helmed update of “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty.” With the film hitting theaters next month, the details for film’s soundtrack have been released.

Watch: Ben Stiller Escapes Reality In 3-Minute International Trailer For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 14, 2013 11:16 AM
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Stuck in a rut, lonely and watching life pass him by, Walter Mitty needs a change. And he gets one in Ben Stiller's updated remake of "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," his rousing, life-affirming take on the classic 1939 story and 1947 film, that will either win over your heart or drown it in sentimentality, depending on how this all plays out for you.

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