Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘steve carrell

The Office (NBC)

May 1, 2016

The Office is an interesting study in the evolution of a television show.  It began its existence as a remake from the popular British comedy that had been popular a few years earlier.  Because of this, most people thought it was doomed, that it was going to try too hard to capture the brilliance of […]

The Big Short

December 30, 2015

No one saw the market crash of 2008 coming! Well, actually that’s not true.  Some of those greedy Wall Street investment bankers actually did see it coming, and did their best to profit from it.  The Big Short tells the story of how these investors came to the realization that the market was going to […]


April 26, 2015

Foxcatcher tells the story of two wrestling brothers who allow themselves to be taken under the wing of an eccentric millionaire as their coach.  Its based off of a true story, but whether that gives it more or less power is up to how you feel about it I suppose.  It’s is a competently made […]

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

November 19, 2012

End of the World movies have been done to death. This is a common fact. And yet usually filmmakers are able to bring something new to the table. (Unless its zombies. Newsflash: Zombies may be the most unoriginal idea going in popular entertainment today!) Seeking a Friend approaches the subject from a downcast comedic standpoint […]

Crazy Stupid Love

November 12, 2011

Crazy Stupid Love is the story of a man who is recently divorced and is taken under the wing of a young womanizer who teaches him how to pick up women.  The movie stars a large and impressive cast including Steve Carrell, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, and Julianne Moore.  Oh, and also Kevin Bacon who […]

Date Night

August 17, 2010

Date night stars Steve Carrell and Tiny Fey as a boring married couple who steal someone’s dinner reservation and find themselves in the middle of crime, corruption and intrigue.  Its a fun romp though nothing outstanding.  There really aren’t a lot of laughout-loud jokes, but its pleasant enough to watch. The story is coherant and […]

Get Smart

October 29, 2009

I really liked this movie. It was funny and really enjoyable. I thought Steve Carrell was excellent and has proven once again that he can definitely carry a big hollywood movie. The rest of the main four actors are also good, though the supporting cast (namely the techs and analysts of Control) were out of […]