Not only are their favorite stories being administered regularly by the major studios, dominating multiplexes and displacing a more varied mainstream cinema, their inner psychologies are now being examined in indie movies and documentaries.“Saturday Night Live” writer-director Dave McCary’s feature debut “Brigsby Bear” — which stars fellow “SNL” colleague Kyle Mooney — is one such ode to community born of obsession (and, to some extent, placating that obsession).On first glance, the series plays like a cross between a Tim & Eric cable-access goof and a home video from the imagined hallucinogen-inspired files of Sid & Marty Krofft.James’s attention-grabbing passion — new installments of which arrive on VHS tape every week — stars a heroic intergalactic talking bear with twin females for companions; an angry-faced, hovering orb called Sunsnatcher for an antagonist; and lessons in math, science and morality that don’t pertain to the usual educational TV standards.While James remains outwardly calm as the supervising detective (Greg Kinnear) and a friendly therapist (Claire Danes) help introduce him to his birth parents (Matt Walsh and Michaela Watkins) and new sister (Ryan Simpkins, “The House”), James is most rattled by the revelation that there won’t be any more “Brigsby” episodes.Casting fandom icon Hamill is as winking as it gets on that front.) If fusing literal and figurative abduction sounds wryly funny to you, you might laugh at the awkward humor McCary and Mooney (who co-wrote with Kevin Costello) wring from James’s hesitant acclimation to people, outside air, and what to do about an all-consuming space narrative cut short (albeit after 736 episodes.Though not as oddball inventive or naturally whimsical as Michel Gondry’s homage circus “Be Kind Rewind,” its low-gear celebration of fandom-inspired ingenuity, and belief in the power of creating as a reparative balm, earns it enough well-deserved smiles when things fall predictably into place in the latter stages.Mooney, who seems to relish a deadpan delivery that fuses ambitious positivity and cluelessness, does a fine job leading this alt-schmaltz brigade, and nicely underplays the movie’s most layered scene, in which James seeks out the woman (the great Kate Lyn Shiel, “House of Cards”) who played the twins in the video loop of his childhood, and discovers a waitress making ends meet.
NYS Entity Status
NYS Filing Date
APRIL 08, 2014
NYS DOS ID#
NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC PROFESSIONAL CORPORATION
2014 - MOONEY PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES, P.C.
Around the Web
- ‘Brigsby Bear’ Review: ‘SNL’ Team Crafts Amusing, Sincere Paean to Pop-Culture Captivity
By Robert Abele, provided by
- Wednesday Jul 26, 2017
- Kyle Mooney And Dave McCary Of ‘Brigsby Bear’ Discuss Being Inspired By ‘Flat-Brimmed Dads’ And Habanero Salsa
By Vince Mancini - Friday Jul 28, 2017
SNL's Kyle Mooney and Dave McCary talk about their new movie, Brigsby Bear, and the origin of all your favorite SoCal jokes.
- AMD users: It’s safe to play Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice now
By Jeff Grubb - Friday Aug 18, 2017
Hellblade is one of the sleeper hits of 2017. It’s a psychological action-thriller that explores the mental health of its hero, but PC players who use AMD graphics cards were having issues enjoying Hellblade. In the later stages, players with these GPUs were seeing severe performance hits that made the game choppy and unplayable for […]
- Secret Service Post Moves From Trump Tower to a Trailer
By NICHOLAS FANDOS - Friday Aug 4, 2017
A command post was moved out of the skyscraper after a lease agreement between the government and the Trump Organization fell apart.
- Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92
By ROBERT D. McFADDEN - Friday Sep 22, 2017
Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.
- NFL Explores Tie-Up With Firm Owned by Jerry Jones and N.Y. Yankees
Tuesday Aug 1, 2017
A combination of Legends Hospitality and NFL On Location would potentially provide travel and ticket services for the world’s biggest sporting events