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  • Bernie (2012)

    Black is Bernie Review by Robert Denerstein: A flower blooms in a Texas town -- his name is Bernie

  • The Big Year (2011)

    Martin does The Big Year Review by Robert Denerstein: Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin find a formula for blandness

  • Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (2008)

    Tiger teaches the Secrets of the Furious Five DVD review by Matt Anderson: Panda + Sequel = DVD Awesomeness

  • Tropic Thunder (2008)

    Stand back, they're making a movie Review by Matt Anderson

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Tropic Thunder is almost a top-shelf Blu-ray release

  • Kung Fu Panda (2008)

    Kicking tail in Kung Fu Panda Review by Matt Anderson: An amiable romp with a decent message for the cubs

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Pandamonium storms Blu-ray

    DVD review by Matt Anderson: Panda + Sequel = DVD Awesomeness

  • Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny (2006)

    Black receives the Pick of Destiny Review by Nick Reed: Long-time fans and newcomers alike will have fun

  • Nacho Libre (2006)

    Black is unmasked as Nacho Libre Review by Matt Anderson: A stupid movie. But stupid comedy can work far better than stupid drama or stupid action.

  • King Kong (2005)

    Jackson's 800-ton gorilla is too big Review by Matt Anderson: At times ferociously entertaining, but with too many superfluous subplots. Someone rein in Jackson.

  • Shark Tale (2004)

    Smith and Zellweger get a Shark Tale makeover Review by Matt Anderson: Like sushi, will appeal to a certain taste, but most children will squirm

  • Envy (2004)

    Black and Stiller are nothing to Envy Review by Marty Mapes

  • The School of Rock (2003)

    Dr. Jack Black, professor emeritus at The School of Rock Review by Marty Mapes: It's a formula-driven movie, but it becomes irresistably fun

  • Shallow Hal (2001)

    Paltrow shares a shake with Shallow Hal Review by Matt Anderson: Shallow Hal should have trimmed a few pounds before slipping into that projector