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Wednesday, May 5 2010

2010 Summer Movie Preview - August

We round out our summer preview with the August releases, a rather dim bunch unfortunately. Will Edgar Wright save us from summer movie hell with the new Michael Cera vehicle?


Monday, January 12 2009

Celulloid Culpability - Top 10 Film Guilty Pleasures of 2008

Like comedy or music, one's choice in cinematic pleasure can be very personal - and very peculiar. Take this tantalizing list of shameful indulgences. You can argue over their artistic value, but their individuals rewards definitely speak to those who champion them.


Tuesday, April 29 2008

The Return of the Popcorn Circus: July 2008

And it just doesn't stop. If part two in this three-ring play was packed with well hyped product, July just keeps the receipt treats coming.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 1 2014

Ron Burgundy and the Sorry State of Journalism

I didn't expect Anchorman 2 to be something the first Anchorman was not at all: a relevant, and dare I even say intelligent, satire on the state of news reporting in the US.


Wednesday, December 11 2013

You Stay Classy, People, With the Ultimate 'Anchorman' Blu-ray Set

This "Rich Mahogany Edition" of Anchorman features lots of bonus stuff, including an extended cut and the supplemental film, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.


Sunday, January 9 2011

'The Other Guys': Subversive Masters of the Studio Comedy

A conventional genre framework allows Adam McKay to latch on to a more directly satirical idea; in this case, the way big-stakes financial crime gets ignored in favor of action with a high body count.


Thursday, August 5 2010

'The Other Guys' Is a Movie-cop Parody and Buddy Comedy

Adam McKay's The Other Guys is a classic case of a summer film wanting to have its cake and gobble it down at the same time.


Sunday, December 7 2008

Step Brothers

They're hostile, irritable, and unemployable; it's hilarious but also unsettling.


Blogs

Wednesday, December 18 2013

In 'Anchorman 2,' the Legend, and Laughter, Continues

As a gonzo, go for broke piece of performance art, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is a solid stitch and a half.


Friday, August 6 2010

Inconsistency Stifles 'The Other Guys' Cleverness

When it works, it's rip-roaringly hilarious. When it doesn't it's deader than the cinematic category it's parodying.


Monday, April 12 2010

The Other Guys aka Adam McKay Does the Cop Comedy Thing (trailer)

The Other Guys is a cop comedy with a lot of creative talent behind it. So why is the trailer so mediocre?


Thursday, July 24 2008

These 'Brothers' Offer Offensive Delights

Embarrassing as it may seem, we've all been there - laughing when the fat man splits his pants, fighting off hysterics after an old lady


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