Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, two comedians who couldn't find the word subtle in the dictionary if you spotted them the first five letters, have come together to take a shot at politics. Ferrell plays ineffective North Carolina Congressman Cam Brady, who appears headed toward another term unopposed until Marty Huggins (Galifianakis) throws his knitted sweater into the ring.
“Margin Call” takes ripped-from-the-headlines events and dramatizes them for all they're worth. Which turns out to be quite a lot.
What's eating filmmaker Tony Kaye? In “Detachment,” his first feature film since 1998's “American History X,” the director rails at everything: the public school system, bullying, bad parenting, apathy, corruption and oh these kids today!
Documentary films, in all their authenticity, unveil images and truths not yet known to the world. They offer an impartial and nonstereotypical glimpse into controversial subjects.
Suburban paranoia can be as funny as it can be dangerous. But in “The Watch,” which was renamed from “Neighborhood Watch” to distance itself from the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida, the threat to an ordered Ohio town isn't anything with contemporary resonance. It's just aliens.
The low-budget British aliens-invade-the-hood thriller “Attack the Block” reminded me of Rick's famous line in “Casablanca,” his reply when Major Strasser asks about how he'll feel with the Nazis in New York.
If you are in the mood for a demonic possession/Jewish exorcism movie this year, “The Possession” may be the one for you. Swap the clerical collars for a yarmulke, change the sacred incantations from Latin to Hebrew, leave out the pea soup and you've got a passable PG-13 version of “The Exorcist,” the granddaddy of all exorcism movies.
For most professional baseball players around the world, all it takes to hit each ball is a strong will to win the game. But for Taiwanese players, things are often much more complicated.