Tag Archives: Tina Fey

Muppets Most Wanted

TAKING THE WORLD BY FARCE. This sequel to the 2011 reboot begins immediately after its last scene, with a big number called “We’re Doing a Sequel”, followed by the introduction of a villainous agent (Ricky Gervais) who sets up a European tour for the Muppets. It turns out to be a scheme where a criminal … Continue reading Muppets Most Wanted

This Is Where I Leave You

WELCOME HOME. GET UNCOMFORTABLE. When their father dies, four siblings return home to sit shiva with their mother (Jane Fonda) for seven days, giving them ample time to air grievances. The most adult movie director Shawn Levy has attempted has laughs and the occasional moment that is almost touching or almost profound, but never reaches … Continue reading This Is Where I Leave You

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

Megamind

HEROES AREN’T BORN. THEY’RE MADE. Two alien babies are shipped to Earth and grow up in Metro City, shaping their future as a superhero, Metro Man, and a super-villain, Megamind. The Madagascar director strikes with a saga that flips the Superman myth and focuses on the villain and his potential for greatness; Guillermo del Toro has also been … Continue reading Megamind

Date Night

ONE ORDINARY COUPLE. ONE LITTLE WHITE LIE. New Jersey suburbanites Phil and Claire Foster (Steve Carell, Tina Fey) steal another couple’s reservations in a busy Manhattan restaurant – and are targeted by two violent men who work for a Mob boss. Carell and Fey, both stars of successful sitcoms, join forces for this high-concept movie … Continue reading Date Night

The Invention of Lying

IN A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE CAN ONLY TELL THE TRUTH… HE’S JUST INVENTED THE LIE! Mark Bellison (Ricky Gervais) lives in a world where everyone is truthful all the time; one day he suddenly tells a lie… and realizes the potential of this invention. The first movie Gervais ever co-directed is a largely formulaic (and … Continue reading The Invention of Lying

Man of the Year

COULD THIS MAN BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT? Late-night comedian Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) is urged by fans to run for president; he agrees to do it and ends up winning the election, but a computer engineer (Laura Linney) suspects fraud. Two years before Al Franken ran for the U.S. Senate, director Barry Levinson delivered another … Continue reading Man of the Year

Mean Girls

WELCOME TO GIRL WORLD. After being raised in Africa, 16-year-old Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) moves home with her family and goes to high school for the first time in her life; she soon becomes embroiled in social politics. Several Saturday Night Live performers collaborated on this comedy that is basically very formulaic but still manages to say … Continue reading Mean Girls