The Sitcom Needs Saving
March 11, 2014
Exciting work is niche, able to thrive only in controlled habitats like HBO, basic cable, and Thursday nights on NBC. This wasn't always so.
Along Went Ben
June 08, 2004
Ben Stiller has the rare distinction of starring in two of the funniest American films of the last decade, the Farrelly brothers' There's Something About Mary and David O. Russell's lesser known Flirting with Disaster. Stiller also has the rather more common distinction of starring in a lot of utter rubbish. It will probably come as no surprise that Along Came Polly, out on video this week, falls into the latter category. In Polly, Stiller plays Ruben Feffer, an insurance risk assessor who is predictably terrified of any risk in his personal life.