Posts Tagged ‘Steve Carell’
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One of the more overpraised films of 2014, "Foxcatcher" is a deeply odd character exploration that eventually gets lost in its own dirge-like fog.


A masterpiece of mood that subverts expectations of explosive moments and steadily simmers under your skin.

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

"Anchorman 2" is more of the same, which is to say uproarious laughter interspersed between epic long, dull stretches.
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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Are three or four really tremendous laughs worth a 10-spot and two hours of your time? I vote no, and I got to see "Anchorman 2" for free.

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Despicable Me 2

Unambitious but entertaining, "Despicable Me 2" reprises the original with cool gadgets, plus a little romance for Gru.
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The Office: Season Nine

Despite popular protestations to the contrary, "The Office" still had plenty of comedic juice during its final season.

The Way, Way Back

Surprisingly subtle within a genre steeped in sap, this summer vacation dramedy is often refreshingly reserved, but it also proves that less isn't always more.
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Despicable Me 2

More of the same: a light, amusing, rather unambitious but agreeable piece of entertainment for little kiddies and patient parents.


The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

With the exception of a few throwaway bits, the only convincing bit of hocus pocus in this comedy is the one that makes all the laughs disappear.
Magic Mike

Coming to DVD & Blu-ray Oct. 23

On DVD & Blu-ray this week ... There's this little movie about male strippers starring Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey.


Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

This Steve Carell vehicle is not a comedy; it's one of the best romantic dramas in recent memory.
Water For Elephants

Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Nov. 1

November kicks off with big films such as "Cars 2," Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson in "Water for Elephants" and Ryan Gosling in "Crazy, Stupid, Love."

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Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Ryan Gosling's abs. Need I say more? OK, I will.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

The tears in the finale of "Crazy, Stupid, Love." aren't entirely unearned. The rest of this dramedy may make you rub your eyes, too. It can be that irritating.