Remember how in the 2008 comedy Step Brothers Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly try to launch an entertainment empire with an absurdly misogynistic rap video? And how it ends in disaster when they wreck the boat they were filming on? That's a pretty good metaphor for what happened when a GOP consulta ... More >>
If you're feeling charitable, you might describe Ricky Bobby Sports Saloon and Restaurant, with its checkered flags and black-and-yellow stock car out front, as a loving, if unauthorized, homage to the 2006 Will Farrell/John C. Reilly film Talladega Nights. The breastaurant's parent company, strip c ... More >>
Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film.
Contraband Director: Baltasar Kormákur Writer: Aaron Guzikowski Condensed Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster Mark Wahlberg stars as a former pop star/underwear model turned actor turned smuggler turned former smuggler who gets himself in deep with a drug lord to protect his brother- ... More >>
Life among the monsters of adolescence.
If you're anything like the City of Ate staff, you love Dr. Steve Brule (aka, John C. Reilly) and his Brule's Rules on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Not only is he looking out "for your health!" but he's a real daredevil when it comes to trying out all sorts of cuisine. But now, our favori ... More >>
With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that.
Male fulfillment and lack thereof, on full display in The Promotion
Walk Hard soundtrack takes on Robert Zimmerman
Judd Apatow's pretty good year
Sending up the biopic, Walk Hard sells cheap laughs, lame cameos and lifeless Cox
Judd Apatow explains himself
Mike White's low-key debut makes nice while slyly nipping at suburban America
Tenacious D gets the band back together and... and... and?
The loudest, boldest comic actor around takes an endless victory lap
George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh will no longer produce as Section Eight. But Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban will still work with both filmmakers at their respective production companies. Yesterday came word that George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh have decided to shutter their production company, ... More >>
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman
Taking this picture of Ashlee Simpson with my cell phone made my feel creepy, but in a good way. But since you can barely tell who it is, well, what's the dif? This item appeared on this blog for about two minutes yesterday, before vanishing into the ether; dunno how or why, and no longer do I care. ... More >>
Howard Hughes gets what he wants, in this case a fun and loving biopic
Criminal swipes its story from a far superior movie
Sandler and Nicholson yell at each other, and it's unpleasant
Chicago: Music from the Miramax Motion Picture (Sony)
Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal it's sad to be sad
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
Arteta's Good Girl transforms a Friend into a voracious cracker everywoman
Is he a writer, director, actor or...sex symbol? Um, yes--and more
In The Anniversary Party, the characters are smart, funny and real--yet somehow hollow
The Perfect Storm drowns before it ever leaves shore
Magnolia buries a radiant Tom Cruise beneath three hours of brilliant nothing
Schmaltzy and then some, For Love of the Game is still mighty persuasive
Terrence Malick emerges after 20 years with his complex but compelling The Thin Red Line
The hugely ambitious Boogie Nights looks at the exalted, debased world of porn