Amy Poehler

Geek Hard Podcast: Episode 264

On this episode we review Inside Out, take a look at the new show Killjoys, and we talk with animator Robb Pratt about his latest fan creation Flash Gordon Classic.

Inside Out Review

At the outset, Pixar's Inside Out is a bit silly and rambunctious, but as the story progresses and the theme is honed, it transcends its concept, making it not only the best Pixar movie in years, but one of the best films of 2015.

They Came Together Review

While it certainly won't be to everyone's liking since the comedic stylings of David Wain and Michael Showalter are an acquired taste, our film editor thinks They Came Together is one of the finest skewerings of romantic comedies ever made.

Blu-Ray Round-Up: 2/10/14

We FINALLY start digging ourselves out of the backlog of DVDs and Blu-Rays we received over the past month with the first of two special home entertainment columns this week. Today we look at the hilarious Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, the intense Captain Phillips, the Adam Scott comedy A.C.O.D., Kuosawa's classic Throne of Blood on Criterion, and Dylan McDermott trapped in a Freezer.

Free Birds Review

Not funny, ugly to look at, filled with awful product placement, boring voice work, and mildly insulting historical parallels, Free Birds is a failure through and through.

TIFF 2013: You Are Here Review

You Are Here Special Presentation Director: Matthew Weiner There’s a movie starring Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Amy Poehler that was written/directed by Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. It’s a film that Weiner has nursed along for years and was his dream project that he just had to make once he had some post-Mad Men […]

The Secret World of Arrietty Review

Even dubbed into English, it’s hard to go wrong with almost any film bearing the Studio Ghibli name on it. Similarly, the much beloved children’s novel The Borrowers – written by the late Mary Norton with no fewer than four big and small screen adaptations – stands as an enduring brand in family entertainment. While only written by Ghibli head maestro Hayao Miyazaki and only somewhat faithful to Norton’s beloved source material, The Secret World of Arrietty still manages to be another solid, but slight effort from the Japanese powerhouse.