Articles tagged amy poehler

‘Inside Out’ Finds Disney and Pixar Working Together Successfully

Although it sends reductive messages about the emotions of young girls, Inside Out is of the kind of brilliance that Pixar used to churn out regularly, before it was bought out by Disney.

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‘Yes Please’ Is White Liberal Feminism in Full Force

Yes Please is an honest but dull book that embraces the politics, and thereby the problems, of white liberal feminism.

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In Defense of Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Other Women Who Make Us Laugh

The recent surge in popularity of women as comedy contenders doesn't just highlight the fact that girls are typically funnier than boys.

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LOS ANGELES - Whenever the writers of “Saturday Night Live” turned out a script that took a jab at Sen. Hillary Clinton, it was Amy

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20 Dec 2008 // 8:17 PM

Hamlet 2 (2008)

There is nothing wrong with earnestness. Trying too hard usually validates the effort. But when it comes to comedy, being obvious can often lead to

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“Hamlet’ Rotten for Wrong Reasons

There is nothing wrong with earnestness. Trying too hard usually validates the effort. But when it comes to comedy, being obvious can often lead to

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22 Aug 2008 // 4:22 AM

Hamlet 2

Dana's inability to parse the difference between acting and living is put to several tests in Hamlet 2, which is not only the name of his movie but also the title of the audacious play he writes for his students to perform.

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18 Jul 2008 // 4:23 AM

“Saturday Night Live” star Amy Poehler may be making a leap to primetime. The “Weekend Update” co-anchor and versatile sketch performer is talking with NBC

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The Return of the Popcorn Circus: August 2008

Talk about a crowded schedule. There are more offerings scheduled this month than in the previous two combined.

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25 Apr 2008 // 3:29 AM

Baby Mama

If he's not precisely magical in Baby Mama, Oscar (Romany Malco) does function as wise advisor for white women who should know better.

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Doctored by Hollywood: Seuss books have had ups, downs in Tinseltown

Though Theodor Geisel (aka Dr. Seuss) was involved with moviemaking during his days with Frank Capra’s Armed Forces Motion Picture unit during World War

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Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!

All the conventional plotting in Horton Hears a Who! needn't overwhelm the more important point, that "a person's a person, no matter how small."

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Accepting the Blame: The Top Guilty Pleasures of 2007

PopMatters proffers its collection of 2007's most notable defective faves. And it's okay to laugh. After all, we'd probably do the same to you and your uncomfortable fixations as well.

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13 Nov 2007 // 10:00 PM

Southland Tales

The very incoherence of Southland Tales is something like an argument, its many pieces and pronouncements a deconstructive challenge to world order.

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Upright Citizens Brigade: Season One

Upright Citizens Brigade claimed to be about a quartet of extra-government individuals seeking to create chaos in ordinary situations. In reality, it was a series of loosely associated sketches with outlandish but hilarious premises.

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14 Sep 2007 // 3:00 AM

Mr. Woodcock

You could call Mr. Woodcock the latest version of The Billy Bob Thornton Movie.

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9 Sep 2007 // 10:41 PM

Blades of Glory

It takes genuine pros to make the mock-sport movie look like a worthwhile competition. A brisk, disposable amusement.

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11 May 2007 // 2:59 AM

The Ex (2007)

Zach Braff just gets more annoying by the minute. Braff brings what he always does -- a basic mopey charm, some sarcasm, even a rudimentary self-awareness.

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2 Apr 2007 // 5:57 AM

Where there’s a Will, there’s a payday

The ice kings pulled in lots of cold cash this weekend. “Blades of Glory,” a goofball figure-skating comedy starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, earned $33

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30 Mar 2007 // 3:15 AM

Blades of Glory (2007)

As pleased with itself as any other Will Ferrell comedy, Blades of Glory targets buddy and sports movie conventions, and -- oh yes -- ponders the profound gayness of figure skating.

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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