“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

Since graduating from “Saturday Night Live” 11 years ago, Will Ferrell has built the sort of ubiquity that few if any other former sketch comedians have achieved, and he’s done it by aiming at a low-to-middle brow audience that, unlike Adam Sandler’s, has at least learned how to breath through its nostrils. The sudden and […]

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

“The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

When Peter Jackson set about adapting the J.R.R. Tolkien children’s novel “The Hobbit” as a sprawling trilogy of eight running hours, we felt we could expect certain things. One would be the best special effects money could buy; after the rake on Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” flicks, we know the Kiwi auteur is resting […]