Kristen Wiig

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by Ben Stiller, is a lighthearted, feel-good comedy about a man who had to grow up at an early age and set aside his dreams for a more structured life. When that life is threatened by being laid-off, he scours the world for a Red Herring that is both exceptional and mundane, perhaps like Life magazine and life itself.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Sensationalism in news is a battle that journalists, citizens, and bean counters have conducted for hundreds of years. Since news became syndicated 24 hours a day, the need to fill the majority of that time has forced companies to scrape the bottom of the barrel and express a unified, conglomerate political and economic agenda. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, the sequel to the wildly popular comedy hit, returns to portray the nascent days of 24-hour cable news in a way that is anything but classy.

Girl Most Likely

Simply too little, too late. Girl Most Likely is repetitious in the wake of films with similar premises and better execution. Directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, the team behind American Splendor and Cinema Verite, and starring Kristin Wiig in her first post-SNL starring role, Girl Most Likely is monotonous and trying.

Friends with Kids

Friends with Kids Movie Review

Friends with Kids will certainly strike a chord with adults. While many prefer being marrying and then having children, not every one will experience it in that way, or even in that order. The modern climate has given additional avenues for those with baby fever to become a parent, and this film explores one particular route and poses contemporary questions along the way.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is everything you would expect from a Judd Apatow production as of late: unmitigated raunch, constant improvisation, and plenty of heart to boot. Channeling his humor to a frat-house crowd, Apatow has mostly relegated the women in his films to supporting roles, either to instigate a change in the story or to merely react to the likes of his repertoire of male comedians. Bridesmaids turns said model on its head and foregrounds a variety of female comediennes, proving that women are just as game as their male counterparts and, oftentimes, even more hilarious.

Extract

Extract Movie Review

Mike Judge is either known for his comedic brilliance or for the downfall of decency in American television. Either way, Judge has created some of the most important characters in American popular culture including the prime-time cartoon sit-coms Bevis and Butthead and King of the Hill, and commercial failures that ultimately led to high cult status such as Office Space and Idiocracy.