Fantastic Mr. Fox (film)

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Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, calling it "Excellent." A. O. Scott called Fantastic Mr. Fox "in some ways (Wes Anderson's) most fully realized and satisfying film. Once you adjust to its stop-and-start rhythms and its scruffy looks, you can appreciate its wit, its beauty and the sly gravity of its emotional undercurrents. The work done by the animation director, Mark Gustafson, by the director of photography, Tristan Oliver, and by the production designer, Nelson Lowry, shows amazing ingenuity and skill, and the music (by Alexandre Desplat, with the usual shuffle of well-chosen pop tunes, famous and obscure) is both eccentric and just right." Devin D.

Paul Thomas Anderson

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The supporting cast includes Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Jena Malone, Martin Short, Benicio Del Toro, Katherine Waterston, Josh Brolin, Peter McRobbie, Michael K. Williams, and Eric Roberts. Following its release in December 2014, the film received two nominations at the 87th Academy Awards: Anderson for Best Adapted Screenplay and Mark Bridges for Best Costume Design. In 2015, Anderson directed Junun, a 54-minute documentary about the making of the album of the same name by Jonny Greenwood, Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur, and a group of Indian musicians. Most of the performances were recorded at the 15th-century Mehrangarh Fort in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Audio commentary

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U.S. film critic Roger Ebert has recorded DVD audio commentaries for many films, including Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Floating Weeds, Crumb, Dark City, and Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (for which Ebert also wrote the screenplay, based on a story that he co-wrote with Russ Meyer). Since losing his ability to speak due to illness, these recordings were also used to supply Ebert's collection of spoken words for his speech synthesizer since the soundtracks of his television show were too contaminated by background noise to use.

Woody Allen

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Allen announced that his next film would be titled Midnight in Paris starring Adrien Brody, Owen Wilson, Marion Cotillard, Rachel McAdams, Kathy Bates, Michael Sheen, Gad Elmaleh and Carla Bruni, the First Lady of France at the time of production. The film follows a young engaged couple in Paris who see their lives transformed. It debuted at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2011. Allen said he wanted to "show the city emotionally," during the press conference. "I just wanted it to be the way I saw Paris – Paris through my eyes," he added. The film was praised by critic Stephanie Zacharek.

Cars 2

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It is the sequel to 2006's Cars, and features the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer, John Turturro, and Eddie Izzard. In the film, race car Lightning McQueen and tow truck Mater head to Japan and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix, but Mater becomes sidetracked with international espionage. The film was directed by John Lasseter, written by Ben Queen, and produced by Denise Ream. With Lasseter's exit from Pixar in 2018, it marks the final film directed by him. Cars 2 was released in the United States on June 24, 2011. The film was presented in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D, as well as traditional two-dimensional and IMAX formats.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa

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Ben Stiller as Alex the lion. Quinn Dempsey Stiller, Ben Stiller's son, as baby Alex. Declan Swift also as baby Alex. Chris Rock as Marty the zebra, as well as the other zebras in the herd. Thomas Stanley as baby Marty. David Schwimmer as Melman the giraffe. Zachary Gordon as baby Melman. Jada Pinkett Smith as Gloria the hippopotamus. Willow Smith as baby Gloria. Sacha Baron Cohen as King Julien XIII the ring-tailed lemur. Cedric the Entertainer as Maurice the aye-aye. Andy Richter as Mort the Goodman's mouse lemur. Bernie Mac as Zuba, Alex's father and the alpha lion. Sherri Shepherd as Florrie, Alex's mother and Zuba's mate. Alec Baldwin as Makunga the lion.

Pierce Brosnan

Roger Ebert for the Chicago Sun-Times called Brosnan's performance the best of his career. Brosnan was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, but lost to Joaquin Phoenix for Walk the Line.. In 2006, Brosnan narrated The Official Film of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, directed by Michael Apted. In 2007, Brosnan appeared in the film Seraphim Falls alongside fellow Irishman Liam Neeson. The film was released for limited screenings on 26 January 2007 to average reviews.

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Roger Ebert gave it four stars and proclaimed it to be "one of the years best films". Ebert's cohost on the television show At the Movies, Gene Siskel, gave it "thumbs down" on the show. Amy Brenneman as Mary. Aaron Eckhart as Barry. Catherine Keener as Terri. Nastassja Kinski as Cheri. Jason Patric as Cary. Ben Stiller as Jerry. Josh Dotson as Co-worker. Lola Glaudini as Jerry's Student.

Hall Pass

Critic Roger Ebert gave the film two and a half out of four stars saying, "A problem with Hall Pass, I think, is that both Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis are affable, and the movie wants us to like them. It is often more useful for a comedy to have characters whose embarrassment we enjoy." Richard Roeper gave the film a B−, stating that there are some points where it gets a little graphic, but it's all for a good laugh. The UltraCulture film blog said that its biggest problem wasn't its attitude to women (although that was brought into question), but its "disguising of an inherently conservative movie as some kind of anything-goes frat house sex romp."

Happy Gilmore

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Ben Stiller as Hal L. (uncredited), the sadistic orderly running the nursing home.

Marmaduke (film)

Roger Ebert of The Chicago Sun-Times gave the film two out of four stars, and wrote in his review, "The moment I saw Marmaduke's big drooling lips moving, I knew I was in trouble." The Radio Times was quite positive, saying "it's all a tad contrived, but young and old alike will get something from it—even if the lip movements take a bit of getting used to." Marmaduke was nominated at the Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie: Animated. George Lopez was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor for his roles in Marmaduke, among others. Lee Pace as Phil Winslow. Judy Greer as Debbie Winslow. William H. Macy as Don Twombly. Raugi Yu as Drama Trainer.

Greenberg (film)

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Best Male Lead – Ben Stiller (nominated). Best Female Lead – Greta Gerwig (nominated). Best Cinematography – Harris Savides (nominated). National Board of Review Awards. Top Ten Independent Films.

Stella (1990 film)

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Ben Stiller as Jim Uptegrove. William McNamara as Pat Robbins.

Red Hour Productions

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Red Hour Films also produced DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, starring Stiller and Vince Vaughn; Starsky and Hutch, starring Stiller and Owen Wilson; Blades of Glory, starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder; and Tropic Thunder, starring Stiller, Jack Black, and Robert Downey, Jr.. Tropic Thunder earned an Academy Award nomination for Downey, Jr. and Golden Globe Award nominations for both Downey, Jr. and Tom Cruise. The film won "Best Comedy" at the Broadcast Critics Film Awards and the Hollywood Film Awards. In November 2011, Red Hour announced a new television division to be headed by veteran film and TV executive Debbie Liebling, and signed an overall deal with ABC Studios.

Tower Heist

Roger Ebert awarded the film 2.5 out of 4, saying "This isn't a great heist movie for a lot of reasons, beginning with the stupidity of its heist plan and the impossibility of these characters ever being successful at anything more complex than standing in line," but appreciated that the comedy did not "go heavy on the excremental, the masturbatory and symphonies of four-letter words", calling it "funny in an innocent screwball kind of way."

Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy

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The following is a list of the Teen Choice Award winners and nominees for Choice Movie Actor - Comedy. Zac Efron receives the most wins with 3

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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Ben Stiller as Arturo Mendez. Missi Pyle as a zoo keeper. Seth Rogen as Scotty. Bill Kurtis as the narrator. Anchorman: Music from the Motion Picture. Frat Pack.

Cameo appearance

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Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson and Will Ferrell have made appearances in so many of the same films (whether as lead characters or cameos) that USA Today coined the term "Frat Pack" to name the group. Actor Adam Sandler is also known for frequently casting fellow Saturday Night Live performers (including Rob Schneider and David Spade) in various roles in his films (as well as making cameo appearances of his own in theirs, most of which he co-produces). Sam Raimi frequently uses his brother Ted and Bruce Campbell in his films. The American singer/actress Cher has had a couple of cameos over the years. She had two cameos in Will & Grace and she even had a few in the 1990s.

Matthew McConaughey

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He replaced Owen Wilson in Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder after Wilson's suicide attempt. On January 21, 2008, McConaughey became the new spokesman for the national radio campaign, "Beef: It's What's for Dinner", replacing Sam Elliott. McConaughey recognized that his "lifestyle, living on the beach, running with my shirt off, doing romantic comedies" had caused him to be typecast for certain roles, and he sought dramatic work with other themes. He said: I got to feeling like, for a few years, I was doing something that I liked to do with romantic and action comedies. But believe me, I noticed there were other things that were not coming in.

Amy Adams

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The critic Roger Ebert commended Adams for being "fresh and winning" in a role that "absolutely depends on effortless lovability", and Wesley Morris of The Boston Globe wrote that she "demonstrates a real performer's ingenuity for comic timing and physical eloquence". Todd McCarthy considered the role to be Adams's breakthrough and compared her rise to stardom to that of Julie Andrews. Enchanted was a commercial success, grossing over $340 million worldwide. Adams received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical.