Anna Faris

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  • The Dictator

    Movie Review | Ali | 11th May 2012

    Jokes are funny, aren't they? I don't mean in the 'Ha ha, Jimmy Carr is totes a legend LOL' kind of way; more I find them a strange way to get a laugh – painstakingly constructing sentences and cadences to maximise hilarity. It's a far more traditional, way more precise craft than surrealist, situational or observational comedy, and not one that's overly-familiar to Sacha Baron Cohen, who has thus far mostly traded on the comedy of embarrassment – the exquisite awkwardness that hidden cameras and unsuspecting participants provide. The Dictator represents his return to scripted comedy after the Borat/Bruno double-header, but any fears that Cohen's appeal would effectively be neutered while working with a safety net are swiftly allayed – this showcases his talents on the page as well as on the screen.

  • Anna Faris is Private Benjamin, also kind of an idiot

    Movie News | Ali | 31st March 2010

    In tonight's third remake-related news update (unless you consider The Expendables to be a remake of my wildest dreams), Anna Faris will play Private Benjamin. It's funny because war isn't for girls, see?

  • Lost In Translation

    Movie Review | Ali | 2nd January 2005

    The follow-up to 1999's The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation is a story about despondency, a story about being adrift, about looking for your place in the grand scheme of things and not being able to find it. It's certainly an easy subject to identify with, and if there's any justice, then Lost in Translatio...