Posts Tagged ‘Will Ferrell’


LFF 2015: Live from New York! (Bao Nguyen, 2015)

October 13, 2015


Anyone looking for a really meaty documentary on a still on-the-air television show may be put off when hearing of extensive involvement of the head honchos behind said property. Even more worrying is also finding out that the 40-year portrait of the series only runs 78 minutes (despite what IMDb may tell you), which doesn’t exactly sound like the most ideal length considering that the documentary is about Saturday Night Live, a television show riddled with myriad controversies, success stories and career implosions over those 40 years. If you have a hunch that Live from New York! might play like little more than a hagiographic, superficial skip through self-serving sound-bites, then… well, you’re absolutely right…

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The LEGO Movie (Phil Lord/Christopher Miller, 2014)

July 28, 2014


Phil Lord and Chris Miller have made a name for themselves by transforming dubious prospects for film adaptations (21 and 22 Jump Street; Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) into genuinely inspired, very funny plays on formula. The LEGO Movie is the poster child for their brand of cinematic mischief. The antithesis of the cutesy nostalgia of video game mashup Wreck-It Ralph, there’s a grand point being made with the film’s pop culture world-blending (see a pompous LEGO Batman meeting C-3PO, Milhouse and Abe Lincoln)…

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