Articles tagged rowan atkinson

Blackadder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition

"This is a different thing, it's spontaneous and it's called wit." Indeed, this is exemplary of the way to make a near-perfect DVD set of the prime example of a near-perfect comedy.

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The Secret Policeman’s Balls

The seemingly smutty and initially baffling title is the collective moniker for a series of Amnesty International benefit concerts, held in London.

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Mr. Bean: The Ultimate Collection

Through this character Atkinson simultaneously looks back to the silent film era for inspiration and provides inspiration to a new generation of comedians.

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24 Aug 2007 // 7:55 AM

‘Mr. Bean’ speaks! (About his new movie)

"I definitely do not have the wit of Blackadder. I definitely require scriptwriters to provide that. And I don't think I'm as dark or cynical as Blackadder is in his view of the world."

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Mr. Bean’s Holiday (Les Vacances de Mr. Bean)

Back with even less to say than before, Bean lurches toward his much-anticipated beach vacation with all the refinement of a train wreck.

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23 Aug 2007 // 10:42 PM

Mr. Beans Holiday

Physical comedy is officially dead, and Rowan Atkinson killed it.

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Monkey Business (Part 4: August)

In past years, Hollywood purposely counter programmed these renowned Cineplex dog days, trying to offset the perception that cinematic scraps were all the studios had to offer. From the look of this lame list, it's apparently back to the filmic fridge for some patently warmed over offerings.

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15 Sep 2006 // 2:20 AM

Keeping Mum (2005)

The most enjoyable portions of the film mock Mary Poppins-style children's literature, whereby a goodhearted but lost family is set aright by a no-nonsense nanny.

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2 Sep 2003 // 1:00 AM

The Whole Bean

What comes through on this DVD set is Mr. Bean's staunch dedication to childishness, in the best possible sense.

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24 Jul 2003 // 1:00 AM

Johnny English (2003)

'He may be a fool, but he's a fool who keeps showing up.'"

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13 Jun 2002 // 1:00 AM

Scooby Doo (2002)

The main problem here is the script, or the lack thereof.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Rat Race (2001)

A balls-out stupid summer comedy where no one cares about special effects or plots making sense or even about characters winning or losing is not a bad thing. It is, rather, a representative thing.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Rat Race (2001)

It's full of pratfalls, sight gags, and irreverence toward 'I Love Lucy', Nazis, body piercing, a very unlucky cow, and a dog. Fortunately, Zucker executes them all like a ringmaster.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Maybe Baby (2000)

Maybe Baby's sight gags are sometimes hilarious and the story is often engrossing. But the execution falls flat.

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Fave Five: Alpine

// Sound Affects

"Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

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