No second takes
Lucie Arnaz, Bette Midler and Carol Burnett
Directed by Amy Poehler

Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz built an entertainment empire. Against all expectations and rather stiff odds, the married pair not only had the top-rated TV series in “I Love Lucy” to their credit but also Desilu Productions, which produced many of the most popular series of the day, including “Mission Impossible” and Ball’s own “The Lucy Show.” The pair enjoyed great success in Hollywood and no ... more >

The Secret World of Arrietty

Life for the four inch-tall set
Voices by Bridgit Mendler, Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi

It’s commonly accepted among the film literate that this is the year of living in the past. What else could it be? The frontrunner for a Best Picture Oscar is a silent movie for crying out loud (or not crying out loud, as the case may be). Can flagpole-sitting and the Charleston be far behind? While the conventional wisdom has reached this conclusion, it hasn't established what the wisdom ... more >

Baby Mama

Would you put your this basket?
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Greg Kinnear
Directed by Michael McCullers

It came to light recently that America might be jumping into a new baby boom. Birth rates reached their highest point since the early sixties. One only needs to tool around places like Mall of America– where the wise pedestrian takes out a stroller collision policy – to see the new America emerging from the womb. Hollywood, with the greatest demographers that wooden Keanu Reeves performances ... more >