Posts tagged "Ben Stiller"

In Defense Of...The Cable Guy

In Defense Of...The Cable Guy
“In Defense Of…” is a series of posts spotlighting the overlooked, underappreciated, and unfairly maligned movies of our time.  Other films given the “In Defense Of” treatment so far include The Next Three Days, Multiplicity, Speed Racer, Meet Joe Black, Alfie (2004), MacGruber, and The Island. In 1996, Jim Carrey was on a roll.  In... Read more »

"Madagascar 3" Is Manic Summer Fun For Everyone

"Madagascar 3" Is Manic Summer Fun For Everyone
MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED Genre: Animated family comedy Premise: Leaving the comfort of Africa behind, Alex (Ben Stiller), Gloria (Jada Pinkett Smith), Marty (Chris Rock), and Melman head to Europe and join a traveling circus in yet another attempt to get back to their zoo in Manhattan. Behind-the-Scenes: The script was co-written by Noah Baumbach (The Squid... Read more »

"Tower Heist" Is Generic Fun, But Could Have Used More Rehearsals

"Tower Heist" Is Generic Fun, But Could Have Used More Rehearsals
TOWER HEIST Genre: Action comedy Premise: After a Bernie Madoff-type Ponzi schemer (Alan Alda) bilks the employees of an upscale residential complex out of their hard-earned pensions, a motley crew led by Ben Stiller seeks revenge by breaking into his unit and stealing the $20 million he’s got stashed away.  A small-time criminal (Eddie Murphy) helps the... Read more »
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