What You're Expecting, But More So: Anchorman 2, Reviewed.

1. When did the tide start to turn on Ron Burgundy? It's a strange thing: Since Will Ferrell introduced his greatest creation in 2004, there has been a relentless drumbeat among the public to bring him back, from cameos on Conan to rampant interview requests to the ultimate point where Ferrell and Paul Rudd and Steve… » 12/19/13 12:29pm 12/19/13 12:29pm

Steve Carell Needs A New Trick: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone,…

1. Steve Carell, leading man, is a lot funnier when he's not trying to be funny. He tends to work better in supporting straight comedy roles (most famously Anchorman, but also Bruce Almighty and even Bewitched) than as the lead (Dinner For Schmucks, Get Smart). His sweet spot as a leading man is basically the Tom… » 3/15/13 5:40pm 3/15/13 5:40pm

Hollywood Gets Sex Right, For Once: The Surprisingly Honest Hope Springs

For a subject that's so popular, sex is something most people have a hard time discussing. This is especially true in Hollywood movies, where it's usually treated as exciting (9 1/2 Weeks) or dangerous (Basic Instinct) but rarely realistically. Even when sex is taken seriously, like in last year's addiction drama Shame » 8/07/12 6:05pm 8/07/12 6:05pm

Bill Murray As FDR! Anchorman 2! Opulent Melancholy! Your Authoritative…

In the days before a major holiday, movie news dries up completely. (Unless it's something that's actually genuinely important, like that fact we're gonna have to wait until next year for The Rock and Bruce Willis to be in a movie together.) But before Memorial Day, studios start unveiling a ton of new trailers, which… » 5/24/12 5:38pm 5/24/12 5:38pm