TV Review: Bro comedy doesn’t get much more blah than Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life

There’s something very odd about the recent trailers for a couple of upcoming animated films. This summer, Columbia Pictures will be releasing The Angry Birds Movie, an adaptation of the popular video game, featuring the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, and Kate McKinnon. Watch the trailer though, and the only actors highlighted are the men. Meanwhile, the trailer for The Secret Life Of Pets (also due this summer) includes scenes with characters voiced by Jenny Slate and Lake Bell, and yet those actress’ names are dumped into the “also in this movie” card at the end of the ad, while the bigger “starring” card trumpets Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet, and Kevin Hart. There’s nothing wrong with Sudeikis or Stonestreet, and nothing wrong with them getting higher billing, especially since (in Sudeikis’ case, at least) they appear to have a more substantial …

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