Articles tagged steve martin

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.

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Della Mae: This World Oft Can Be

This World Oft Can Be is the rarest kind of roots album: The past grounds it, but so too does the present, and the result illuminates both.

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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: Love Has Come for You

Love Has Come for You is a well-played, competently written effort, and while it may not rank as a masterpiece, it’s far from embarrassing.

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Jerks Are My Heroes, Thanks to ‘Jerks’ Like Steve Martin

My folks are probably still kicking themselves for taking a seven-year-old to see Steve Martin’s profane and ridiculous first film, The Jerk, because that was the day I gave up on strong, upstanding heroes and decided that I wanted to be like Navin Johnson.

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In the Oft-Reviled Genre of Memoirs, Here are Some Memoirs to Love

A subgenre has emerged that should placate memoirphobes and please memoirfiles: the artist-teacher memoir.

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6 Jan 2011 // 5:10 AM

The Year in TV: March 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in March 2010.

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4 Mar 2010 // 6:30 AM

On TV: Parenthood (video)

Better Than Advertised

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Steve Martin reunites with his old stand-up partner , the banjo , for serious music

Steve Martin understands that the path has been made difficult for movie stars who would moonlight as musicians. “I think I know the kind of

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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6 Feb 2009 // 3:55 AM

The Pink Panther 2

Much of the “comedy” in The Pink Panther 2 is a rehashing of the jokes from the first film.

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11 Jan 2009 // 9:00 PM

Happy-Go-Plucking

Steve Martin, Sufjan Stevens, and Kermit the Frog all know it and you should, too: the banjo is hands-down the coolest instrument out there.

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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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6 Mar 2008 // 9:59 PM

Comedy at the Edge by Richard Zoglin

Zoglin frames stand-up comedians who achieved artistic maturity during the ‘70s as the “forgotten heroes” of the cultural revolution that rocked the country from Vietnam until the Reagan era.

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28 Jan 2008 // 9:59 PM

Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life by Steve Martin

Offers a fascinating glimpse of an odd brain doing its work, as well as an enjoyable sweep through America's pop culture past.

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The Steve Martin Triple Feature Collection

Steve Martin: From wild and crazy guy, to merely a mild mannered man.

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13 Dec 2007 // 9:59 PM

Diaries 1969-1979: The Python Years by Michael Palin

No laughing matter: Comics' memoirs reveal seriously hard work, conflict behind success.

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24 Apr 2006 // 4:00 PM

Shopgirl (2005)

Director Anand Tucker insists his film is not about the glitzy L.A. It is, instead, about an L.A. populated with 'ordinary people just like you and me, getting on with their lives.'"

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10 Feb 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Pink Panther

Jean Reno gets the prize for infinite patience, as he maintains an admirable serenity amid the frenzy, perhaps especially when clobbering Clouseau.

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Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

Andy Shankman's poorly structured, unevenly paced, uninspired movie is set in summertime, which means its release is off season.

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22 Oct 2005 // 1:00 AM

Shopgirl (2005)

For all its seeming delicacy, its view of Mirabelle as perfect, precious object is decidedly limited.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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