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  • Cafe Society (2016)

    Stewart stands out from the Cafe Society Review by Robert Denerstein: A lukewarm Woody Allen travels back to 1930

  • Minions (2015)

    Minions take over the world Review by Matt Anderson: It's hard to argue with the Minions and their brand of breezy, light humor.

  • Foxcatcher (2014)

    Carrell and Tatum wrestle for Foxcatcher Review by Robert Denerstein: Acting helps elevate weighty tale of wrestlers and rich men

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

    Ferrell's Legend Continues Review by Robert Denerstein: Funny, messy sequel offers the best and the worst of movie comedy

  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

    Carrell is simply Wonderstone Review by Matt Anderson: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone manages to pull just enough laughs out of its hat.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Conjures up some laughs, if nothing else

  • Hope Springs (2012)

    For Jones and Streep Hope Springs eternal Review by Robert Denerstein: Should this marriage be saved?

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

    Gosling weans Carell from Crazy Stupid Love Review by Marty Mapes: Hit or miss screenplay should have been just "hit"

    Review by Robert Denerstein: Steve Carell joined by a talented cast in Crazy, Stupid, Love

  • Despicable Me (2010)

    The minions are ready to take over the world. Review by Matt Anderson: This story about a really nefarious, evil man has a whole lot of heart.

  • Date Night (2010)

    Fey and Carrell have a heckuva Date Night Review by Robert Denerstein: Wish I'd been stood up

  • Get Smart (2008)

    Carell Gets Smart with Hathaway Review by Matt Anderson: Don Adams' synapses actually fired on a different schedule; Carell simply goes through the motions

  • Dan in Real Life (2007)

    Carell charms In Real Life DVD review by Andrea Birgers: The characters and their world are appealing, even if "Real" isn't quite the right word

  • Life as We Know It: The Complete Series (2005)

    Jocks and sisters live Life as We Know It DVD review by Nick Reed: Not life as we know it, but life as jocks and sorority girls wish it could be

  • Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

    Ferrell anchors Anchorman Review by Marty Mapes: You'll be more likely to scratch your head in puzzlement than to pull your mouth into a smile

  • Welcome to Marwen

    Welcome to Marwen Review by Matt Anderson: It might be a better choice to simply watch the documentary, Marwencol.

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    Review by Matt Anderson: The end of the world proves to be a deeply unsatisfying experience.

    Review by Robert Denerstein: It's the end of the world -- again