Articles tagged jon heder

Summer of Same: August 2009

With names like Tarantino, Lee, and Zombie, the final month of the season pulls out all the film geek stops. Still, the only guarantee is familiarity, not freshness.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:41 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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8 Jun 2007 // 3:00 AM

Surfs Up (2007)

Surf's Up offers nuanced and energetic penguins, as well as top-notch CGI.

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Monkey Business (Part 2: June)

Apparently, as the sun's strongest rays finally settle over the movie going public, sequels are the remedy to cool down an overheated demographic. This month alone holds five examples of such redux refreshment. The rest of the choices are a variety pack of genres, ideas and possibilities.

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2 Apr 2007 // 4:57 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 // 2:15 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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Jon Heder takes to the ice in his next biggest thing since ‘Dynamite’

Jon Heder is on the phone from Los Angeles nearing the end of a long string of press interviews for “Blades of Glory,” his comedy

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29 Mar 2007 // 2:02 AM

Skating comedy gives Ferrell a chance to sparkle

They call it the Paul Newman Syndrome: An actor takes a role, as, say, a race car driver, and then develops a lifelong love for

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The PopMatters ‘Short Ends & Leader’ Spring Film Preview

In order to separate the worthy from the worthless, PopMatters' "Short Ends & Leader" editor is highlighting 10 new films he's looking forward to this spring.

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29 Sep 2006 // 12:00 AM

School for Scoundrels (2006)

Amanda is demoted from object of desire to prop, so wan and undirected that she'll fall for whoever happens to be winning the boys' contest at any given moment.

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Napoleon Dynamite: Like the Best Special Edition Ever (2004)

Napoleon Dynamite argues not only for the experience of being misunderstood, but also the gradual acceptance of knowing one is misunderstood.

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13 Apr 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Benchwarmers (2006)

It's a shame that tee-heeing at gayness couldn't be jettisoned for the kids, rather than re-emphasized.

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16 Sep 2005 // 12:00 AM

Just Like Heaven (2005)

Because Elizabeth inhabits a romantic comedy, her frantic pace and lonely life cannot continue.

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17 Jun 2004 // 12:00 AM

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Heder's physical details -- mouth agape, low voice, frequent exhales of discomforted disgust -- make for a terrifically funny and assured performance.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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