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Anna Faris

Movie 43 (2013)

I'm not crediting everyone individually here, because it would just take too long, but Movie 43 puts together a decent list of names both behind and in front of the camera. It's a comedy movie made up of sketches, connected by a framing…

I Give It a Year (2013)

There was a time when romantic comedies were the shining crown jewel in the British film industry. Thanks to hits such as Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones' Diary (2001), the Brits found a way of being uniquely funny - mainly by…

The Dictator (2012)

The Dictator was a movie that I had little interest in when it was released and knew little about. Star Sacha Baron Cohen had been out and about, pulling a number of stunts while in character, and I admit that I thought he was pushing his…

The Dictator (2012)

A desert of humour punctuated by a few oases of decent jokes. I’m a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen, getting hooked during his early ‘Ali G’ days on Britain’s Channel 4. His humour is always crude, vulgar, childish and extremely silly. Yet at…

The Dictator (2012)

Softer and softer Sacha  Sacha Baron Cohen, the talented and outrageous British comic, has changed his method this time. In The Dictator, his third movie made by Larry Charles, he stars as Aladeen, the ruler of the imaginary North…

Yogi Bear (2010)

From the announcement of the movie to the terrible trailer to the misconceived movie poster design (with the tagline “good things come in bears” . . . . . . . . . just who the hell thought that was a good line anyway?), everything about…

Yogi Bear (2010)

Brad Copeland, lead writer on Yogi Bear, has penned six episodes of TV's Arrested Development (2003 - 2005), one of the smartest and funniest network shows of the last twenty years. From his hands the project has landed with Eric Brevig,…