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Sarah Silverman , Michael Sheen - Premiere of Roadside Attractions' 'Love And Friendship' at Directors Guild Of America - Arrivals at Directors Guild Of America - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Sarah Silverman , Michael Sheen - Premiere of Roadside Attractions' 'Love And Friendship' at Directors Guild Of America - Arrivals at Directors Guild Of America - Hollywood, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Sarah Silverman , Michael Sheen - Premiere of Roadside Attractions' 'Love And Friendship' at Directors Guild Of America - Arrivals at Directors Guild of America - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 3rd May 2016

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Sarah Silverman , Michael Sheen - Celebrities attend 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Sarah Silverman , Michael Sheen - Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2016 held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Sarah Silverman - The 88th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 29th February 2016

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Sarah Silverman , Michael Sheen - The 88th Annual Academy Awards Arrivals at Academy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 28th February 2016

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Sarah Silverman - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Sarah Silverman - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at Shrine Auditorium, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Sarah Silverman - 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall - Arrivals at The Shrine Expo Hall, Screen Actors Guild - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 30th January 2016

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Sarah Silverman - Stella McCartney Autumn 2016 Collection Event held at Amoeba Music Hollywood at Amoeba Music Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th January 2016

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Sarah Silverman - Celebrities attend 24th annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast hosted by The Hollywood Reporter at Milk Studios. at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 9th December 2015

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Sarah Silverman - TrevorLIVE LA 2015 at Hollywood Palladium - Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 6th December 2015

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Paige Dylan, Richard Arlook, Sarah Silverman, Shayne Coleman, Adam Salky , Daniel Hammond - Los Angeles screening of Broad Green Pictures' 'I Smile Back' on at the ArcLight Hollywood - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood - Hollywood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 21st October 2015

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Sarah Silverman - 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th June 2015

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Sarah Silverman - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs' The event was held at the Beacon Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 1st March 2015

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Sarah Silverman - The 87th Annual Oscars - Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall - Arrivals at Wallis Annenberg Center, Oscars - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Sarah Silverman - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 23rd February 2015

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Sarah Silverman - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the Vanity Fair Oscar Party which was held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and The Beverly Hills City Hall in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 22nd February 2015

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Sarah Silverman - The Hollywood Reporter's 23rd annual Women in Entertainment breakfast at Milk Studios - Arrivals at Milk Studios - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014

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Sarah Silverman - Sarah Silverman has dinner at Craig's at West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 14th November 2014

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Hilarity for Charity, the 3rd Annual Los Angeles HFC Variety Show to benefit the Alzheimer's Association

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Sarah Silverman's New HBO Standup Slammed By Critic For "Veering Into Bad-Taste Territory"


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Comedienne Sarah Silverman is 42, and with several successful standups, TV shows and webseries under her belt, she is now releasing her first ever HBO standup comedy special, We Are Miracles. Obviously, the lady is doing something right, succeeding in a male dominated field and all that. Even so, one critic, writing for Variety, seems to disagree, hinting that the comedienne, whose performances are often very explicit, should tone it down a bit.

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Career-wise, Silverman is in peak form at the moment.

We’ll try not to use the word “sexist” too early, but according to Brian Lowry, Silverman has “limited herself by appearing determined to prove she can be as dirty and distasteful as the boys” in her new special, set to premiere on November 23. Because, you know, women can’t naturally have a raunchy sense of humor or anything.

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Seth MacFarlane Reunites With Universal For His Second Directorial Effort For The Big Screen


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As the anticipation for his sophomore film effort builds, Seth McFarlane reunites with Universal to co-write, direct, produce and star in A Million Ways to Die in the West. The studio has just recently come aboard to finance and distribute the western, but it isn’t exactly a risky bid for them, after McFarlane’s big screen debut Ted, starring Mark Wahlberg opposite an animated potty-mouthed teddy bear, became an international smash success and grossed $549 million worldwide. Obviously Hollywood is impressed with McFarlane’s work on Ted, as well as the animated series Family Guy and American Dad! because the writer managed to score some extremely coveted actors to fill the cast of Ways to Die. The list includes Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman and Giovanni Ribisi.

According to Reuters, via Yahoo News, the film will tell the story of a sheep farmer named Albert. And no, the exact premise isn’t known yet, but we mostly have faith in McFarlane’s ability to make this vastly unappealing premise somehow interesting. Plus, a lot of the creators of Ted – notably, producers Scott Stuber and Jason Clark and co-writers Wellesley Wild and Alec Sulkin – have been drafted in to work on this, so, barring some inevitable for this team crude jokes and cheap laughs, A Million Ways To Die In The West sounds like a pretty promising production. The film is due to be released on May 30, 2014 across American theatres. And for those of you eagerly awaiting Ted 2, do not fret – that’s almost inevitable in the future too, as Universal has bought the rights to both films.

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McFarlane is gearing up to prove that his first big screen success wasn't just a fluke. 

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Seth MacFarlane's New Comedy Gains Ground As Sarah Silverman Joins The Cast


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Seth Macfarlane is currently working on a new project, the comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West, and has moved another step closer towards getting filming started by adding yet another star to it's already impressive cast. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sarah Silverman is in talks to be added to the project that also features Liam Neeson, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried and Giovanni Ribis, as well as MacFarlane in the staring role.

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Seth MacFarlane is keen to follow-up the success of Ted.

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Sarah Silverman And Michael Cera Launch 'Jash' Comedy At SXSW


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Comedienne Sarah Silverman and actor Michael Cera launched the new YouTube comedy network 'Jash' with sketch duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and rap-comic Reggie Watts at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, on Sunday (March 10, 2013). The high profile foursome jumped at the chance to start-up the network after being approached by Google to produce comedy material for a new online source.

"We each have pages within Jash and we each can curate those pages," Silverman told the Hollywood Reporter at the Texan festival, "This is what we think is funny. It may not be your cup of tea, but there's no testing involved, there's no second-guessing of what a 14-year-old boy would like. It's just a place to do stuff and fail or not fail." The group is already hard at work on material to fill Jash's pages, with Silverman preparing a "French film noir trailer" while Cera - fresh from working on Netflix's Arrested Development revival - is creating a 25 minute short film. 

With the talent in place, Jash has called in the heavyweights to pull the levers backstage. Douglas De Lucas - a co-executive producer on Jimmy Kimmel Live! - and Daniel Kellison, the creator of Crank, Yankers and The Man Show, will oversee things. 

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Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera Launch YouTube Comedy ‘Jash’ At SXSW


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Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, SXSW, YouTube, Google… is this the hippest thing the comedy world has ever seen? If it isn’t, it’s got to be a close second, surely. The Hollywood Reporter have spoken to comedian Sarah Silverman about the new Google-funded YouTube comedy channel that she and comic actor Michael Cera have launched, named Jash. 

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“We each have pages within Jash and we each can curate those pages," Silverman told The Hollywood Reporter. "This is what we think is funny. It may not be your cup of tea, but there’s no testing involved, there’s no second-guessing of what a 14-year-old boy would like. It’s just a place to do stuff and fail or not fail.” The Pair are joined by Tim Heidecker, Reggie Watts and Eric Wareheim in their new venture, which launched at the annual South By South West arts and technology festival in Austin, Texas. 

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Sarah Silverman's Sister Arrested At Western Wall For Women's Protest


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Sarah Silverman’s sister was amongst a group of women detained in Jerusalem, for praying at a Jewish holy site, dressed in garb normally reserved for men. Susan Silverman, along with Anat Hoffman and others, are members of a liberal group named Women of the Wall, who go to the Western Wall once a month to pray and, according to Associated Press, “conduct certain rituals, such as wearing prayer shawls and skullcaps and singing out loud;” all practises normally reserved for men, under the rules of strict Orthodox Jewish groups.

Sarah Silverman was outspoken in her praise for her sister, saying she was “SO proud” of her sister’s civil disobedience. Sarah Silverman being Sarah Silverman, though, her full message was a little more colourful than that, saying “SO proud of my amazing sister @rabbisusan & niece @purplelettuce95 for their ballsout civil disobedience. Ur the tits! #womenofthewall.” Hoffman, who is the group’s chairwoman, said of the arrest “this is just attrition, they want the group to become frightened.”

The detentions took place on Monday, when 300 people gathered at the Western Wall during a prayer service, to protest the Orthodox control of the site. There were around 10 male supporters present, including veterans from the paratroopers’ battalion. Hoffman confirmed that none of those arrested had been charged with any formal crime.

Pitch Perfect Star Rebel Wilson To Host MTV Movie Awards 2013


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Rebel Wilson, the comedy actress currently starring in Pitch Perfect, will host the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, the network announced in a first look trailer on Thursday (December 20, 2012). Set to air on April 14, Wilson will become the first woman to host the event since Sarah Silverman emceed in 2007. 

Female comedians are taking over next year's awards' ceremonies, with Amy Poehler and Tina Fey tasked with hosting the Golden Globes. The MTV Awards sometimes get it right with their hosts (Russell Brand, Andy Samberg, Sarah Silverman, Will Smith), though often get it very, very, wrong. Lindsay Lohan hosted in 2004, while Jessica Alba didn't exactly set the show alight in 2006. Anyway, Wilson - as the comedy actress of the moment - seems a pretty solid choice. The Australian played Brynn in the smash-hit Bridesmaids and went on to star in A Few Best Men, What To Expect When You're Expecting, and Pitch Perfect. She's currently writing a comedy named Super Fun for the ABC Network, and stars alongside Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson in the action-comedy Pain & Gain.

The 2012 MTV Movie Awards was held at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles in June. It was dominated by The Hunger Games, Twilight and Bridesmaids. 

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Wreck-It Ralph Appears To Be Disney's Latest Success Story


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Wreck-it Ralph, the new computer-animated comedy from Disney, has received storming reviews ahead of its release this week. The movie, featuring the voices of John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, tells the story of an arcade game villain who rebels against his role as a 'baddie' and dreams of becoming a hero.

Noted critic Roger Ebert suggested Disney has got it right yet again, writing, "The art design and color palette of "Wreck-It Ralph" permit unlimited sets, costumes and rules, giving the movie tireless originality and different behavior in every different cyber word." Variety's Peter Debruge also showered the film with praise, writing, "There are a staggering number of rules governing the gameplay in Wreck-It Ralph, and one of the toon's greatest pleasures comes in how intuitively audiences discover those parameters as the story unfolds." As is often perfectly judged by Disney, family movies need to provide as much for adults as they do for children, (see Toy Story) and Justin Lowe of the Hollywood Reporter spoke of Wreck-It Ralph's ability to carry this off with aplomb. "With a mix of retro eye-candy for grown-ups and a thrilling, approachable storyline for the tykes, the film casts a wide and beguiling net," he wrote.

As has been widely reported, Disney completed its takeover of LucasFilm this week, signalling its intention to release several new Star Wars movies. 

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Take This Waltz Trailer


When Margot and Daniel meet on a plane, they have an immediate connection; their chemistry is intense and they can't shake off the feeling that they've met before. This movies isn't your ten a penny love story though as Margot is happily married to Lou, a cookbook writer. However when it turns out that rickshaw driver Daniel lives on the same street as the happy couple and begins to regularly pop up in Margot's daily routine when back home, their intensity blossoms and throws the certainty of Margot and Lou's domestic life into question. Call it destiny, whimsy or coincidence; the two begin to lust for one another more and more after their aeronautical meeting and this love triangle becomes an extremely passionate affair.

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Video - Sarah Silverman Hits West Hollwood With Jeffrey Ross


Sarah Silverman, the American comedienne and actress, spotted out and about in West Hollywood with the stand-up comedian Jeffrey Ross. Wearing a red baseball cap and denim jacket, Silverman was in a jovial mood, joking with photographers about not being able to able to smoke a cigarette on camera. Ross declared his excitement for the upcoming Charlie Sheen 'roast' on Comedy Central.

Silverman was recently invited to participate in Israel's third annual Presidential Conference, where she was regarded as one of the highlight speakers. She later performed two shows in the capital Tel Aviv

Video - Sarah Silverman Answers A Question About Her Cellphone After Leaving Kings Road Cafe


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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project Review


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At the New York Film Festival screening of John Landis' Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, subversion was in the air as Landis strolled out to introduce the film and, peering into the audience, asked William Lustig, the director of Maniac Cop, to take a bow. The excitement continued when the lights dimmed and Harry Dean Stanton in the film began warbling "Old Blue" in Dan Tana's Restaurant. Landis' camera then picks up Rickles' empty dressing room at the Stardust in a series of masterly composed shots of vacant chairs and silent bric-a-brac -- Ozu in Vegas. But then banality set in.

Landis very quickly assumes the role of the Los Angeles Chapter President of The Don Rickles Fan Club. Legions of comics and actors are trotted out (much in the manner of The Aristocrats) to praise the brilliance and hilarity of the master of the comic insult. These interviews are interspersed with clips from Rickles' films -- Kelly's Heroes, Run Silent, Run Deep, The Rat Race, X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Blanket Bingo -- along with television excerpts from The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. The Man Himself is interviewed and asked to comment on his life and art. Centering the whole mishmash is footage of Rickles' nightclub act at the Stardust -- an act Rickles had heretofore adamantly refused to be filmed.

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Mr. Warmth:The Don Rickles Project Review


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At the New York Film Festival screening of John Landis' Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project, subversion was in the air as Landis strolled out to introduce the film and, peering into the audience, asked William Lustig, the director of Maniac Cop, to take a bow. The excitement continued when the lights dimmed and Harry Dean Stanton in the film began warbling "Old Blue" in Dan Tana's Restaurant. Landis' camera then picks up Rickles' empty dressing room at the Stardust in a series of masterly composed shots of vacant chairs and silent bric-a-brac -- Ozu in Vegas. But then banality set in.

Landis very quickly assumes the role of the Los Angeles Chapter President of The Don Rickles Fan Club. Legions of comics and actors are trotted out (much in the manner of The Aristocrats) to praise the brilliance and hilarity of the master of the comic insult. These interviews are interspersed with clips from Rickles' films -- Kelly's Heroes, Run Silent, Run Deep, The Rat Race, X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Blanket Bingo -- along with television excerpts from The Tonight Show and The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts. The Man Himself is interviewed and asked to comment on his life and art. Centering the whole mishmash is footage of Rickles' nightclub act at the Stardust -- an act Rickles had heretofore adamantly refused to be filmed.

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I Want Someone To Eat Cheese With Review


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As the affably larcenous and willing-to-please foil to Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jeff Garlin has it easier than just about anybody on the show, usually having to do little more than spread his arms and protest with a baffled "Whaaat?!" or "Come ahn!" to get a laugh. David panics, Garlin gripes; it's a good mix. What works well for a sidekick, of course, is usually night and day from what works for a lead. This issue crops up repeatedly in I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, directed, written by, and starring Garlin, who ambles the streets of Chicago, bouncing from rejection to odd (but funny) scenario to rejection again with the same resigned air. The laughs come, but with hardly anybody able to get a rise out of this guy, they're more like quiet chuckles when they could be explosive.

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With is a genial piece of work that is not much more than a sequence of barely-connected riffs. This should be perfectly fine for most people watching, as the majority of the riffs star good people who seem perfectly happy to hang out and improv some well-calibrated chaos with Garlin. He plays 39-year-old James, a Chicago comic who's still living with his mom and eking out an existence as an improv comic and occasional actor. With no girlfriend and having just lost out a part in a remake of Marty to Aaron Carter, James moons about the city in a lovelorn fashion and suffers through a series of low-level professional and romantic humiliations. These stages of plot exist not so much to illustrate James' dark night of the soul as to provide stages for the high-grade performers Garlin talked into coming out to play. Second City notables like Bonnie Hunt, Dan Castellaneta, and Tim Kazurinsky are given pride of place, and there are good turns from Richard Kind and Roger Bart -- though the cameo rotation gets excessive with one scene in particular that's obviously jammed in there just to give Amy Sedaris a reason to show up.

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Fired! Review


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My wife put it pretty aptly when we were watching Fired!: Annabelle Gurwitch must think getting fired is a whole lot more interesting than it really is.

Fired! sounds like a decent enough idea: After being fired from a Woody Allen play (poor baby!), Gurwitch found herself despairing to the point where she had to write a book about it. I guess if Woody Allen said my acting was on par with being "retarded," I'd be bummed too.

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Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic Review


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Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic is like sweet, feature-length revenge for the relatively small,l but almost assuredly scarred, minority of comics and actors who didn't quite make it on Saturday Night Live. Indeed, my first exposure to Silverman was as a teenage fan of SNL, weathering a mid-nineties bad patch; she was funny, with her gee-whiz energy and off-kilter delivery, but the show didn't know what to do with her, and she was off within a year.

She then opted to write her own ticket, returning to stand-up, making occasional film appearances, and honing Jesus is Magic, the one-woman mostly-stand-up show, now available as a feature film. The film version combines her standup act with a handful of cutaways to songs and skits. A few of her comic buddies make appearances, but as Silverman informs us during the opening number, the film is really about her, and only her.

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School For Scoundrels Review


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In School for Scoundrels, director Todd Phillips (Road Trip) proves that his truest virtue is also his greatest vice. Most comedies made in Hollywood today are stuffed to the gills with joke after joke after joke, with seemingly little regard for whether the humor actually works. In the bizarre logic of studio filmmaking, a lame joke is better than no joke at all. Phillips takes the opposite tack in his films. He's more concerned with the quality of laughs than with the quantity of them. His best effort, Old School, is a riotously funny movie with a surprisingly conservative sprinkling of jokes. It's a model of comic efficiency. Every bit works and every gag hit its target. However, there's a dark side to this approach. The slightest miscalculation in the quality of a joke can lead to long stretches without so much as a chuckle or even a smirk. And it's this problem that unfortunately afflicts School for Scoundrels.

Scoundrels gets off to a sluggish start as it introduces its main character, Roger (Jon Heder), a geeky New York City meter maid (meter butler?) whose life is falling apart. He gets robbed at work. His boss is unsympathetic to his problems and his coworkers ridicule him. He regularly humiliates himself in front of his gorgeous neighbor, Amanda (Jacinda Barrett). And even his volunteer work is a disaster, as his Little Brother asks to be assigned to someone else. Heder channels the inner nerd that carried Napoleon Dynamite to its stratospheric success, but the script doesn't provide enough originality or comic punch to bring his character to life. The opening 15 minutes are flat, dimensionless, and largely laugh-free.

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The School Of Rock Review


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A collaboration between indie auteur director Richard Linklater (Before Sunrise, Dazed and Confused) and taboo-pushing screenwriter Mike White (The Good Girl) shouldn't feel so mainstream. But that's exactly how The School of Rock plays. Content with the art house cred and critical praise they've each acquired, Linklater and White hitch their wagons to leading man Jack Black in a bid for wider acceptance, though their blasé overture receives a passing grade when it had the potential to move to the head of the class.

One look at Dewey (Black) and you can figure out the problems plaguing this bloated burnout. He's broke and jobless. His heavy metal bandmates kick him out after a botched gig. And his roommate and long-time friend Ned (White, pulling double duty) threatens him with eviction unless he can provide some rent money. When a snooty prep school calls Ned with a substitute teaching position, Dewey assumes his roommate's identity and takes over a classroom of eager young minds.

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The Bachelor Review


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There are two types of comedies coming out of Hollywood today: adult-oriented star-vehicles and teen-oriented ensemble pictures. You can say what you will about the preponderance of whining, post-modern Dawson's Creek reprises stocking our airwaves and movie theaters, but you can't say much at all about the vacuous one-trick pony known as the modern Hollywood romantic comedy. So I will keep my comments on The Bachelor brief.

In full, the plot of The Bachelor is that Chris O'Donnell has 27 hours to tie the knot, which would assure him of a $100 million inheritance and cozy jobs for life for himself and all of his friends. Unfortunately, he already monumentally botched his proposal to his girlfriend, Renee Zellweger (I won't bother with character names here; I didn't remember them, you won't either). Wacky hijinks ensue, and we all hope desperately it will work out for the best between Chris and Renee.

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Screwed Review


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Rarely does a film like Screwed come across my desk: a film so utterly easy to insult, from its title on in, that writing the review is an absolute piece of cake. Somehow, the producers of this film chose the title Screwed over such options as Ballbusted, Foolproof, and Pittsburgh, probably hoping to attract a teenage crowd with its would-been-risque-if-not-for-the-likes-of-S.F.W. title and its screwball Norm-MacDonald-needs-better-work antics. Sadly, this marketing technique will probably succeed and result in, well, a lot of people feeling screwed.

Screwed concerns a butler (Norm MacDonald) and a chicken wing vendor (David Chapelle) who team up to try to, well, screw a bitter old hag out of five million dollars. Needless to say, the plan goes south, and the two have to run all over Pittsburgh (which is obviously not really Pittsburgh) to get away with their perfect crime. Norm sleeps with some girl in a bit part that should have been bigger, David convinces good old Norm to fake his death with the help of a mortician (Danny DeVito), and all the while we watch the hag bitch and gripe, not really caring

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Say It Isn't So Review


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Lightning definitely does not strike twice in "Say It Isn't So," a pale, predictable gross-out comedy/semi-sweet romance in which Farrelly Brothers protégé J.B. Rogers tries way too hard to duplicate the weird and wiley humor that made the Farrellys' "There's Something About Mary" a gargantuan hit.

Limping along on telegraphed bad taste jokes and narcissistic naughtiness, the movie seems to have a scene-by-scene checklist of "Mary" gags to clone (grotesque prosthetic boobs, handicap humor, surprise last-reel celebrity cameo). And for plot, it slogs through one of those scripts that can only move forward if the characters deliberately avoid simple solutions to moronic misunderstandings.

Chris Klein ("Election," "American Pie") stars as Gilly, a Midwestern half-wit who goes gaga over Jo (Heather Graham), his small town's klutzy new hairdresser who cuts off part of his ear during a botched trim.

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Evolution Review


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Director Ivan Reitman goes rummaging around in his "Ghostbusters" bag of tricks to give his new comedy "Evolution" all the trappings of a major laugh fest -- but the one thing he forgot was the major laughs.

Until the picture hits a slight stride about half way through, its few weak snickers come mostly from knowing winks at the intentional irony of David Duchovny starring in what is, for all practical purposes, a spoof of "The X-Files."

Duchovny and Orlando Jones ("Say It Isn't So," "Double Take") star as quack professors at an Arizona community college who discover living microbes on a meteor that crashes to Earth near their campus. Flush with scientific exhilaration, they soon realize these lifeforms are evolving at an exponential rate. In a day they've become multi-celled organisms. Hours later they're extraterrestrial worms. By the time the military inevitably shows up to take control and kick the professors off their own project, full-blown insects and reptilian critters have appeared.

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Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

Battle of the Sexes Movie Review

A dramatisation of the real-life clash between tennis icons Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs,...

The Book of Henry Movie Review

The Book of Henry Movie Review

Apparently, this offbeat script had been making the rounds in Hollywood for some 20 years...

The Book Of Henry Trailer

The Book Of Henry Trailer

Henry Carpenter (Jaeden Lieberher) is a genius for his meagre 11 years and the reason...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Movie Review

An astute satire of the pop music business, this raucous mock-documentary is consistently hilarious from...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - Teaser Trailer

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping - Teaser Trailer

With the passing of each decade, the music industry is constantly set alight by the...

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I Smile Back Trailer

I Smile Back Trailer

Laney Brooks seems to be living the American Dream. A beautiful house with two gorgeous...

Ashby Trailer

Ashby Trailer

Ed Wallis has never really been the popular boy in his class and the thought...

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

A Million Ways to Die in the West Movie Review

After the success of Ted, Seth MacFarlane gives himself his first leading-man role in this...

A Million Ways To Die In The West Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West Trailer

Albert is a rather introverted sheep farmer who tries at all costs to avoid confrontation...

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Greenband Trailer Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Greenband Trailer Trailer

Albert is one of the more lucky men living in his doomed Arizona town, mainly...

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Redband Trailer Trailer

A Million Ways To Die In The West - Redband Trailer Trailer

Albert is a sheep farmer who, unlike most men in his small Arizona town, is...

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