Ben Stiller

New ‘Zoolander 2’ Trailer Proves the Sequel Is as Gloriously Dumb as the First

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Zoolander is not a cult-classic because of its smart humor. No, it’s like Anchorman, completely beloved for its very, very dumb antics, which some might label, through post-rationalization, as “intelligent” or “satire,” but no, it’s just dumb, and that’s why it’s great. A new, longer trailer just dropped for the upcoming sequel, Zoolander 2, and it looks like the second film is looking to be just as beautifully idiotic as the first. 
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The ‘Hollywood Reporter’ Director Roundtable Is Everything That’s Wrong With Awards Season (and Hollywood)

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The full, hour-plus video of The Hollywood Reporter’s annual director roundtable went up yesterday, a bit later than usual, but you’ve basically seen it before. It’s not just that the panel of “the year’s most notable directors” (their words, not ours) was so homogenous – entirely male, and almost entirely white – though we’ll get to that. It’s the sheer sense of déjà vu in the group, a monotonous return of the same damn voices saying the same damn things. But it’s appropriate, as a symbol of both Hollywood in general and awards season in particular.
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The 5 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘While We’re Young,’ ‘Danny Collins’

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For my money, the biggest event of the week, new release-wise, is the long, long, long-awaited DVD/Blu-ray unveiling of the Decline of Western Civilization trilogy, but let’s not downplay the rest of the week’s crop. Over on Netflix, we’ve got a solid documentary on a musical legend; Criterion has a new edition of a deliciously odd Czech classic; and two of the spring’s most interesting indies arrive on Blu-ray, along with a surprisingly moving Al Pacino vehicle.
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