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Review: The Dictator

Though his PR campaign might suggest otherwise, Sacha Baron Cohen has actually made (with director Larry Charles) a sweet movie, not unlike Charlie Chaplin's The Great Dictator , if less sentimental.
Surprisingly sweet
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 18, 2012

Review: What's Your Number

I was hoping that Mark Mylod's comedy might, like Bridesmaids , show that women could hold their own when it comes to subversive humor.
Faris fails to carry comedy to  Bridesmaids heights
By Peter Keough  |  October 07, 2011
Interview with Kristen Wiig

Interview with Kristen Wiig

 Maybe it's too much to ask for from a romantic comedy, but could "Bridesmaids,"[opens Friday] which stars and is co-written by Kristen Wiig, be the...
By Peter Keough  |  May 10, 2011

Review: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

This bizarre animated adaptation of Judi Barrett's cult-classic children's book by Phil Lord and Chris Miller ladles up much to chew on yet little that's appetizing.
Animated fare will leave kids unsatisfied
By ALICIA POTTER  |  September 18, 2009

Review: Dance Flick

The Wayanses, purveyors of raunch and sharp social commentary on race, have a long tradition of assailing the mainstream for rich comedic farce.
Genre-bending crap
By TOM MEEK  |  May 29, 2009

Interview with Jody Hill, director of "Observe and Report"

Having worked a few years as a security guard myself (and given the state of print journalism, might someday again; I can always put it...
By Peter Keough  |  April 10, 2009


Review: Observe and Report

Jody Hill's ambiguous and unsettling film is a comedy about law enforcement in much the same way that Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy is a comedy about comedy.
Seth Rogen calls security
By PETER KEOUGH  |  April 10, 2009

Hope springs infernal

Given the current economic climate, spring this year is a season more of dread than of hope for change.
Brimstone and buddy movies are on the Hollywood agenda
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2009

The House Bunny

Once again Anna Faris, the only reason to see the Scary Movie franchise, adds undeserved riches to an awful premise.
Cheap gags and the requisite amount of T+A
By TOM MEEK  |  August 27, 2008

Epic Movie

Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the brain warp behind the Scary Movie franchise and Date Movie , again take their tired and not-so-true formula and spoof a list of semi-recent theater fillers).
No remorse
By TOM MEEK  |  January 31, 2007

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, and Anna Faris give it their all, and they forge a comic synergy that's on, even when the material isn't. Watch the trailer for My Super Ex-Girlfriend  (QuickTime)
The female Superman  
By TOM MEEK  |  July 31, 2006


Scary Movie 4

The horror-spoofing franchise has risen from the dead under the guidance of David Zucker ( Airplane! and the Naked Gun series).
Revitalized parody franchise hits War of the Worlds, Fahrenheit 9/11
By TOM MEEK  |  April 19, 2006