Movie Pick ~ Tropic Thunder
In our movies-worth-watching-after-the-kids-go-to-bed series, add in Tropic Thunder. It was funny and a pleasure. Robert Downey Jr. and Ben Stiller are comic genius. Ben Stiller wrote and directed. Fab!
Drawing inspiration from films like Apocalypse Now and Platoon, this war movie send-up from director and star Ben Stiller follows a group of dimwitted actors forced to become real-life soldiers when they're abandoned in the jungles of Southeast Asia. Stiller leads an all-star cast that includes Robert Downey Jr. (in an Oscar-nominated role), Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Nick Nolte, with Tom Cruise in an unforgettable (and Golden Globe-nominated) role as a crude