Posts Tagged ‘ben stiller’

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Noah Baumbach's latest film shows the audience how to turn a dysfunctional family's life into one of the funniest and best films of the year.

Brad’s Status

Writer / director Mike White's black-comedy contemplation on our collective tendency to self-criticize and self-aggrandize has some surprisingly deep pokes to take.

David Patrick Kelly gets the upper hand on Ben Stiller in "Flirting with Disaster," writer-director David O. Russell's 1996 screwball comedy for Miramax Films.

Class of 1996: ‘Flirting with Disaster’

A comedy with little on its mind beyond detonating farcical fireworks over a full boat of stars, but it remains one of its form's finest from the last 20 years.
From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”

‘Zoolander 2’ ready to fight crime with good looks again

If you were waiting for the return of Blue Steel or Magnum, your wait is finally over. Everyone’s favorite male models — Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Hansel McDonald (Owen Wilson) — are back, striking a pose on the catwalk and stopping a mass-murder plot. But they’re not the only ones coming back. Mugatu (Will […]

Buried Treasures: Zero Effect

Zero Effect” tells the story of Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman), supposedly the world’s “most private detective.” The screenplay is alluring, the script is tight (like something David Mamet might have written, albeit without his trademark stilted dialogue), and the acting is first rate.

Here’s the official “Zoolander 2” teaser trailer

Here’s the official “Zoolander 2” teaser trailer! At first, you think it’s a documentary talking about how mankind evolved. Then, when Stephen Hawking talks about how complex the human brain is in general, you realize that a particular brain he’s talking about isn’t really complex at all. That’s because it’s the brain of Derek Zoolander. […]

While We’re Young

"While We're Young" is a surprisingly rich film about living life, dealing with the inevitability of age and, by proxy, death.