Articles tagged tropic thunder

19 Feb 2009 // 3:31 AM

This year’s Supporting Actor?

When it comes to the best supporting actor Oscar, the winning hand could be held by The Joker. That, of course, is the late Heath

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15 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

The New Classics - The 30 Best Films of 2008

Unlike previous years, where classics came crawling out of the celluloid woodwork with regular reckless abandon, 2008 was more calm… and considered. That's not to say that choosing 30 top titles was hard. The difficulty in placing them in some manner of rank order suggests the actual depth of quality involved.

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13 Jan 2009 // 8:00 PM

Iconic - The Top 20 Male Performances of 2008

Like the gladiators of old, 2008 resembles a battle of formidable acting gods, especially when looking over the 20 choices presented below. Indeed, if anything, choosing a winner requires more of a leap of faith than any amount of critical skill - they all were that good.

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A marvelously zany comedy, “Tropic Thunder” (DreamWorks, 2008, $39.99), and a dazzling documentary series, “The Universe: Season One” (A&E, 2007, $79.95), lead this week’s new releases

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Are We Not Funny? Laugh, Damn You!

The problem with the (inexplicably popular) Tropic Thunder may be that Ben Stiller is just not a funny filmmaker. Not even remotely.

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The way some people are griping about the jokes in that hilarious new Ben Stiller movie “Tropic Thunder” is totally retarded. What? That sentence offended

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Jack Black talks ‘Tropic Thunder’ and how he got the girl

They teach it in Interviewing 101: find common ground with your subject. But when your subject is rich, famous, plump and happy Jack Black, that might

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13 Aug 2008 // 3:21 AM

Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder tells you that race and masculinity and class identity issues make men in this business mean and juvenile. And then it tells you again.

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12 Aug 2008 // 9:45 PM

‘Tropic’ Blunder

We hear it all the time, that comedy cop out meant to assuage the offender of all implied guilt: “It’s just a joke.” Be

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11 Aug 2008 // 9:45 PM

Danny O.D.: Too Much McBride?

That’s it. I’ve had it. I am officially at my character actor capacity. Nothing personal on the man in question, but after a

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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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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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