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2008-07-25 15:00:47

By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune Jul. 25--" Step Brothers" is stupid, predictable and fairly funny, though even its bigger laughs--John C. Reilly clocking Will Ferrell with a cymbal in a nicely judged medium shot, for example--make you wonder if the whole arrested-adolescent streak in contemporary screen comedy may be running its course. Watch the red-band trailer for this picture, the one with the R-rated language intact, and you'll get a good idea of what's in store. Too good,...

2008-07-25 09:00:58

MORE IN DEMAND than crude oil these days are crude movies. Take "Step Brothers." It is a comedy about two 40-something guys who are still living with their respective parents until one's mother marries the other's father and they have to move in together. They don't like each other. They don't like the marriage. They flagrantly express their dislikes. Judd Apatow, the reigning guru of commercial movie comedies, is one of the producers, and everyone knows his not-very-secret formula for...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By Jeff Vice Deseret News STEP BROTHERS -- ** -- Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Richard Jenkins; rated R (vulgarity, profanity, violence, sex, brief nudity, slurs, brief drugs, brief gore) The hits produced by Judd Apatow and company have always pushed the limits of what's considered cinematic and comic good taste. But what ultimately redeemed the better movies of that naughty- comedy bunch -- "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Knocked Up," for example -- is that they had a real heart beating...

2008-07-24 06:00:38

By Phil Villarreal, The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson Jul. 24--Compared to the pathetic protagonists in "Step Brothers," Steve Carell's 40-year-old virgin is a ladies' man and Matthew McConaughey in "Failure to Launch" is a go-getter. Brennan (Will Ferrell) and Dale (John C. Reilly), middle-agers who act like they're in middle school, are forced to bunk together because they're still living with their respective parents, who meet and marry. Funnier roomies haven't been spotted since...

2008-07-04 12:00:19

By Barry Caine, The Oakland Tribune, Calif. Jul. 4--HERE'S ALL YOU need to know about "Drillbit Taylor: Extended Survival Edition": The extras are more fun than the movie -- about three nerdy young high schoolers who hire a supposed soldier of fortune (Owen Wilson) to protect them from two older bullies. The Judd Apatow-produced comedy isn't awful; some scenes satisfy. And Apatow regular Leslie Mann (she's his wife) is incandescent in the supporting role of a sexually charged...

2008-07-03 09:00:50

By Arifa Akbar Arts Correspondent Sherlock Holmes, the pipe-smoking Victorian super-sleuth with a penchant for drugs, is to become the subject of a face-off by two Hollywood studios which are both bringing out films about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary hero. In one camp is Columbia Pictures, which has announced the making of an as yet untitled comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Holmes and Will Ferrell as his sidekick, Watson. Squaring up to Columbia is Warner Brothers, whose Guy...

2008-07-02 12:00:49

Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell are set to play British detective Sherlock Holmes and his friend Dr. John Watson in a big-screen Hollywood comedy. Variety.com said Tropic Thunder scribe Etan Cohen is writing the screenplay for the untitled project, while Judd Apatow and Jimmy Miller will produce the film inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes tales. Baron Cohen and Ferrell previously played rival race car drivers in Talladega Nights, which Apatow and Miller also produced,...

2008-07-02 12:00:48

CULVER CITY, Calif., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedy superstars Sacha Baron Cohen and Will Ferrell will team together for a Columbia Pictures comedy based on the renowned characters Sherlock Holmes and Watson, with Baron Cohen taking the role of the master detective and Ferrell as his partner in solving crime, Watson, it was announced today by Doug Belgrad and Matt Tolmach, presidents of Columbia Pictures. The screenplay will be written by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder). Judd Apatow and Jimmy...

2008-06-18 12:00:36

It has been a tough summer to be a superstar director or writer. Take Larry and Andy Wachowski, the writer/director brother team behind the Matrix franchise and the creative minds behind Warner Bros.' (TWX) megabust Speed Racer. Or M. Night Shyamalan. The 38-year-old Indian-born writer/director was pilloried by movie critics before the opening of his apocalyptic film The Happening, which did surprisingly well in the face of almost universally stinky reviews. [Of course, it then promptly fell...

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2007-11-24 14:45:00

NEW YORK (AP) - J.K. Rowling's magical, Midas touch has landed her on the cover of Entertainment Weekly as the magazine's entertainer of the year. The magazine said the "Harry Potter" author, who has sold nearly 400 million copies of her boy-wizard series that's been adapted into a megasuccessful movie franchise, deserved props for getting "people to tote around her big, old-fashioned printed-on-paper books as if they were the hottest new entertainment devices on the planet." Rowling was in a...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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