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Review: The Campaign

When it comes to mainstream movies commenting on political issues this year, Jay Roach's satirical comedy may be as bold as it's going to get.
Jay Roach's satirical comedy
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2012
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Review: Casa de Mi Padre

Will Ferrell is the macho ranchero with a heart of gold in Matt Piedmont's parody.
Matt Piedmont's spoof of Mexican cinema
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  March 16, 2012
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Review: Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

It's standard sitcom stuff, and if homeopathic remedies by way of coprophilia aren't your idea of comedy, you'd best steer clear of this shit.
Adult Swim 's cult comedy duo
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 02, 2012

Don't sweat your major — you'll probably change your mind anyway

Chances are that two of you have no friggin' idea what you want to do with your lives, and the one of you who does will change his or her mind by age 25.
Throwing it all away
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  September 02, 2011
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Review: Everything Must Go

Gordon Lish, Raymond Carver's editor, ruthlessly cut down the late short-story writer's prose, helping him perfect his trademark spare style.

By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 13, 2011
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Review: Megamind

Did you like Universal's Despicable Me and its computer-animated 3D tale of a misunderstood criminal mastermind? Well, then, you're in luck.
Let’s hear it for celebrity voices and an excess of licensed pop music!
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 05, 2010


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Review: The Other Guys

By far the funnier of the summer's two comedies featuring an accountant ( Dinner for Schmucks being the other).
Will Ferrell returns to form
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 06, 2010
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Review: The Cartel

First-time documentarian and TV journalist Bob Bowdon’s broad primer on what’s rotting American education runs like a 90-minute 20/20 segment.
... flunks
By ALICIA POTTER  |  April 30, 2010
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Interview: Robert Siegel

As Robert Siegel explores the idea of what happens when reality curb-stomps overblown expectation, it's hard not to feel a visceral twinge of empathy.  
 On the shoulders of Giants fans
By SHAULA CLARK  |  September 22, 2009
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The Funn(k)y Drummer

Johnny Carson was revered for his impeccable comic timing. It was "so precise," wrote one newspaper in his obituary, "that we wouldn't be surprised to find buried in his skull a quartz crystal." And why might that be? Perhaps because Johnny Carson was a
What's the connection between comedy and percussion?
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 2009
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Interview: Judd Apatow

Behind every successful comedian, there's . . . a personal assistant. Who, given how egomaniacal and utterly misanthropic the funnyman in question is, is probably his best friend, too.
On the making of his Citizen Kane
By LANCE GOULD  |  July 31, 2009


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Review: Land of the Lost

Even Matt Lauer deserves a better fate than to watch his career die at the hands of Brad Silbering.
Will Ferrell bottoms out
By PETER KEOUGH  |  June 05, 2009
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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
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Putting up W’s

How is it that the least popular and possibly worst chief executive in American history has inspired no lasting impersonations?  
Screen depictions beat around the Bush
By PETER KEOUGH  |  October 15, 2008

What a break

A shout out of big-time thanks from the John McCain campaign to our friends in Georgia that are being mercilessly bombed by the Russian military after provoking Big Bad Vlad Putin!
McCain struts his stuff as Russia attacks Georgia
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2008
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Krofft fare

My favorite Sid and Marty Krofft production is one they had nothing to do with.
Sid and Marty show MySpace how psychedelia’s really done
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 23, 2008


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Step Brothers

Step Brothers should answer any doubts as to whether Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are cinema’s reigning lovable losers.
Farting sets the standard of good taste
By TOM MEEK  |  July 23, 2008
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Please shut up!

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?
Our salute to a few of the most obnoxious people of the week
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  July 16, 2008
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Semi-pro

This Will Ferrell send-up attempts to do for bush-league basketball what Bull Durham did for baseball and Slap Shot for hockey.
A grand idea
By TOM MEEK  |  February 27, 2008
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Redstone’s red-carpet revelry

Boston University is rolling out the red carpet again . . . literally.
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By NEELY STEINBERG  |  February 06, 2008

Crossword: ''The worst of 2007''


Let us look back, and feel shame.
By MATT JONES  |  January 09, 2008


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Hot Rod

Andy Samberg and his SNL Digital Shorts cohort stepped in to recapture some of that “Lazy Sunday” magic.
Barely worth an illegal download
By BRETT MICHEL  |  August 01, 2007

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 100-91


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 13, 2007

Worst in breed: Movies

Who are the unsexiest movies men of 2007?
The Unsexiest men 2007
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 12, 2007
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Blades of Glory

Will Ferrell plays a redneck star athlete who’s dumb and adored and loses his trousers a lot and meets his match in an effete competitor.
Will Ferrell's glory days are over
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 29, 2007


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Spring loaded

It’s spring, and Hollywood has to get the kinks out of its system before it can focus on the business at hand: the sequels of summer.
Working out the kinks
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 12, 2007

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By TAMARA WIEDER  |  January 16, 2007
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Fractured fairy tales

Times are tough when the Dream Factory has a better grip on what’s going on than the people in Washington.
Fantasy and reality compete for the box office in 2007
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 28, 2006
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Thursday night live

Tina Fey, ex-head writer of Saturday Night Live , has created a sitcom that takes viewers behind-the-scenes of a SNL -style sketch comedy show. And turns out her show is funnier than the real thing.
Fey and Baldwin Rock the house
By RYAN STEWART  |  December 05, 2006