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    Type: Event | Date: Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009

    Includes:Black Sheep (1996), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Envy (2004), MPAA Rating: PG-13 Tropic Thunder (2008), MPAA Rating: R Black Sheep Handsome, smooth-talking Al Donnelly (Tim Matheson) has everything going for him. A politician, he is engaged in a heated gubernatorial race with the feisty Governor Tracy (Christine Ebersole), a tough old bird who doesn't hesitate to play hardball with opponents. Unfortunately for her, things are looking good for Donnelly. Fortunately she finds his Achilles' heel with his young brother Mike Donnelly (Saturday Night Live alumnus Chris Farley), a fat slob gym teacher and hopeless imbecile who only wants to win his more successful sibling's respect. Unfortunately all he does is embarrass poor Al to death. In desperation, Al assigns the sardonic and prissy Steve Dodds (David Spade) to keep Mike under constant surveillance. The real trouble begins when Tracy's aids try to frame hapless Mike for arson. ~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide Envy Barry Levinson directed this comedy in which success has a rather surprising effect on two old buddies. Nick Vanderpark (Jack Black) and Tim Dingman (Ben Stiller) are best friends and next-door neighbors who work together at a sandpaper factory. Nick and Tim often find themselves wishing for something more from life, and Nick has a habit of dreaming up harebrained get-rich-quick schemes that usually end in disaster. Tim is particularly appalled by Nick's latest idea, "Vapoorizer," a cleaning product which will make pet feces magically disappear, but to their shock, it turns out to be an incredible success, and before long Nick is wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. Tim, however, is still the same guy getting by in suburbia he's always been, and soon Tim finds himself bitterly resentful of his old friend. As Nick gets richer, Tim gets angrier, and he develops a drinking problem. One night, in a bar, Tim meets an eccentric drifter (Christopher Walken) who offers him some not-so-friendly advice on getting even with his old friend. Envy also stars Rachel Weisz and Amy Poehler as Tim and Nick's much-put-upon spouses. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller's satirical look at Hollywood, Tropic Thunder concerns the production of an epic Vietnam War film that quickly derails thanks to the giant egos of everyone involved in the production. Stiller stars as Tugg Speedman, an action hero trying to segue out of that genre. Jack Black plays Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted fat comic also attempting to change his image by taking on such a serious film. They star alongside Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr.), one of the world's most awarded actors, and a man who insists on immersing himself totally in a role. In this case, that means Lazarus has had his skin dyed in order to portray an African-American soldier. After their outrageous behavior lands the film's director, Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan), in very hot water with producer Les Grossman (Tom Cruise), Cockburn takes the advice of grizzled Vietnam vet Four Leaf Tayback (Nick Nolte); in order to gain control of his performers, Cockburn drops the actors off in the jungle, planning to film the movie guerrilla-style with hidden cameras. When the group stumbles upon a heroin production camp, the actors are unaware that they are in very real danger. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide
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    Movie Power Rankings: 'The Avengers' can't be stopped

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, May 4, 2012

    Where do 'Dark Knight Rises,' 'Prometheus' and 'Life of Pi' end up?
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    Box Office: 'The Avengers' rules overseas as 'Think Like A Man' is No. 1 in the U.S.

    Type: Article | Date: Sunday, Apr 29, 2012

    'The Five-Year Engagement' dissapoints in fourth
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    Movie power rankings: 'The Avengers' fights its way to the top

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, Apr 20, 2012

    Where do 'Hunger Games,' 'Gravity' and 'Iron Man 3' end up?
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    'Hangover Part II' wakes up to monster Thursday opening at box office

    Type: Article | Date: Friday, May 27, 2011

    Update: 'Hangover' on track for $121 million and 'Kung Fu' $63.5 million
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    2013 Academy Awards Live-Blog

    Type: Post | Date: Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

    How did Oscar host Seth MacFarlane handle the lead-up to a big 'Argo' Night?
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    Will Ferrell not moving into the 'Neighborhood'

    Type: Article | Date: Monday, Aug 3, 2009

    Comedian and director David Dobkin move on
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    Tom Cruise's next mission: the 'Untitled Les Grossman' movie

    Type: Article | Date: Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010

    Ben Stiller will produce, but can this picture be more than a five minute skit?
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    Review: Seth MacFarlane emcees a conflicted, bloated, song-heavy Oscar-cast

    Type: Post | Date: Monday, Feb 25, 2013

    'Family Guy' creator sings, dances and occasionally offends at Academy Awards
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    Movie power rankings: Ben Affleck's 'Argo' sails to No. 1

    Type: Article | Date: Saturday, Sep 8, 2012

    Where do 'Robocop,' 'Jack Ryan' and 'The Hobbit' end up?