For all of Aimee Mann's readily apparent songwriting gifts - lyrical turns of phrase, sophisticated melodies, compelling character sketches - humor would not be at the top of the list. A droll wit, certainly, but Mann's catalogue of recalcitrant sinners, bruised lovers and reckless addicts does not ... More >>
Advertising products they'd never endorse in the United States, American celebrities have always looked to Japan for extra income. Which is a shame, because Americans would have loved to have seen a post-prison James Brown shilling Cup o' Noodles in 1991.
The Singer: Hailing from Atlanta, Gladys Knight fronted her brother and two cousins in the Pips from 1953 to the late '80s, though the best-known incarnation of the Pips recorded between 1967 and 1975. The quartet recorded for Motown in the '60s but found greater fame on the Buddha label, which ... More >>
Kudos to Robert Downey Jr. The actor was nominated this morning for a "Best Supporting Actor" Oscar for his hysterical (and oh-so-politically-incorrect) blackface routine in last year's Vietnam War parody, Tropic Thunder. Downey's film advice to Ben Stiller that he "never go full reta ... More >>
Wes Andersonís road trip tale of brotherly love stings with the depth (yes, depth) of his whimsy.
Week of December 21, 2006
Ryan Reynolds recalls his fat years in Just Friends
In Madagascar, the wild things romp, then roam
Can it be that Bernie and Ashton are better than Spencer and Sidney?
Vin Diesel moves in, and the laughs move out
Week of January 19, 2005
Week of January 12, 2005
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists
What are all the cool kids doing? That's right: playing dodgeball.
Week of June 16, 2004
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Week of April 28, 2004
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
Week of January 14, 2004
High On Fire are dope
Neil LaBute tries to be nice but comes off very savage
Two years later, a digital-video short film became an overnight ad sensation
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
David Cross is funny as hell. So why isn't he laughing?
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
If Fox expels Undeclared, blame everyone but Judd Apatow
Anderson's film is like its characters: flawed genius
Directed by Jay Roach
Written and directed by Peter M. Cohen
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Written and directed by James Toback
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Directed by Paul Weitz