Tag Archives: Fred Willard

Mascots

FROM THE SIDELINES TO THE SPOTLIGHT. Director Christopher Guest delivers another mockumentary, this time focusing on more or less ridiculous sports mascots who take their work very seriously and are now gathering for a national championship. Perhaps this visit to the well is one too many though. There are laughs and many of Guest’s veteran … Continue reading Mascots

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

IT’S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. After getting kicked out of a prestigious news job in NYC, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered to join the world’s first 24-hour news channel, and gets the old gang back together. Getting this sequel off the ground took its sweet time, and once again it seems impossible to … Continue reading Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Wall•E: On the Eve of Greatness

AN ADVENTURE BEYOND THE ORDINAR•E. Directors Andrew Stanton and Pete Docter hatched the idea for this film even before Toy Story had finished production back in 1995. After the premiere of Stanton’s Finding Nemo in 2003, the project started in earnest. Wall•E has now become a symbol of the kind of maturity that Pixar has … Continue reading Wall•E: On the Eve of Greatness

Monster House

THREE KIDS. ONE HOUSE. IT’S ALIVE! Old man Nebbercracker makes sure every kid in the neighborhood stays scared of his house… but there is a monstrous reason for it. Co-executive producers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis and their body of work must have been a source of inspiration for the director in his vivid, adventurous … Continue reading Monster House

The Aristocrats

NO NUDITY. NO VIOLENCE. UNSPEAKABLE OBSCENITY.  This documentary is certainly one of the most foul-mouthed movies you will ever see, so don’t miss the opportunity. Allegedly, it features 100 comedians (I haven’t counted them) talking about the most famous joke of the trade, the one that ends with the punchline “The Aristocrats”, and gives anyone … Continue reading The Aristocrats

A Mighty Wind

BACK TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME, AGAIN. They went from heavy metal to musical shows to dog shows, and now Christopher Guest and his fellow mockumentarians of This is Spinal Tap fame are turning their attention to folk music; we get to follow several legendary performers as they prepare for a reunion concert. There’s such hard … Continue reading A Mighty Wind

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

HIS NEWS IS BIGGER THAN YOUR NEWS. San Diego, the 1970s; Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is loving life as a popular local news anchorman, but the arrival of a female colleague (Christina Applegate) rattles Ron and the other boys at the station. This looks like one of those comedies where they have written an entire film … Continue reading Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

The Wedding Planner

A ROMANTIC COMEDY ABOUT LOVE, DESTINY AND OTHER EVENTS YOU JUST CAN’T PLAN FOR. Wedding planner Mary Fiore (Jennifer Lopez) has a romantic evening with doctor Steve Edison (Matthew McConaughey), but soon learns that her new clients are… Edison and his fiancée. There’s something rotten in this set-up. Lopez plays a needlessly shallow person and … Continue reading The Wedding Planner

American Wedding

This time they’re going all the way. And so we have reached the end of the series that consistently showed how easy it is to end up in embarrassing situations when you’re young, horny and curious. The central romance of this trilogy is taken to a higher level, as Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson … Continue reading American Wedding

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

FIRST HE FOUGHT FOR THE CROWN. NOW HE’S FIGHTING FOR THE FAMILY JEWELS! Dr. Evil goes back to 1969 in a time machine to steal Austin Powers’s (Mike Myers) mojo, the power that makes him the sexiest man alive. This sequel may be lacking in the story department, but Myers is in smashing shape as the … Continue reading Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me