New Yorker Film Critic Anthony Lane Has Female Trouble

The Time Out New York cover portraying the ladies of Sex and the City with duct tape over their maws isn't the only media coverage of the fabulous foursome that has the whiff of sexism about it. Newsweek critic Ramin Setoodeh discusses the near-violent dislike for Sex in the City that many men, particularly male movie… » 6/04/08 12:00pm 6/04/08 12:00pm

30 Rock's Tina Fey Is An Intuitive, Acquisitive, Self-Deceiver

Even though there was a Feyvelanche of Tina interviews when Baby Mama came out last month, did we really learn anything about her? Sure, her face was on the cover of Marie Claire, but the interview inside was a farce (example, "Amy Poehler: Is your name Karen Felcher? Tina Fey: Um, no, although I can see why you're… » 5/13/08 3:40pm 5/13/08 3:40pm

Whatever Happened To The "Comedy Of Equals"?

Good news for lady-helmed comedies! Baby Mama raked in over $18 million this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo, beating out Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay by about $4 million. I asked a friend who works in the film industry, and he says that while $18 mil is a definite hit, it remains to be seen… » 4/28/08 1:30pm 4/28/08 1:30pm

Baby Mama Is Fertile Ground For Mixed Feelings From Reviewers

Did you guys know Baby Mama comes out today? I don't know how you could know, since we've only been yammering about it for the past four months. Anyway, the reviews are in, and they are a mixed bag. For those late to the party, Baby Mama tells the story of Kate (Tina Fey), a woman in her late 30s who is desperate for a … » 4/25/08 2:30pm 4/25/08 2:30pm

Tina Fey Keeps Perspective By Cleaning Up Baby Poop

Tina Fey's love for talking about poop is almost as great as our love for talking about Tina Fey talking about poop. On this morning's Today show, Fey entertained Meredith Vieira with stories about her daughter, Alice, along with tales from the Baby Mama set. "When you are chasing someone around with a pull up trying to … » 4/24/08 12:30pm 4/24/08 12:30pm

Does The Female "Buddy" Movie Exist?

A reader pointed us to a blog called xkcd, where the poster asks, "Quick, name a few recent popular movies where the two top-billed stars are female." Does your mind go blank? Hollywood loves a buddy movie, but when it comes to women, they're usually love interests, or looking for love interests. Especially recently. Of… » 4/23/08 6:00pm 4/23/08 6:00pm

The Future Of Female Comedies May Sit Squarely On Tina Fey's Shoulders

Despite the "Tina Feytigue" experienced by some media mavens sick of the writer/actress/producer's PhotoShopped face coming at them from the cover of every magazine, I am still deeply psyched for Baby Mama, the Fey/Amy Poehler vehicle coming out on Friday. The Los Angeles Times points out that Universal, the studio that… » 4/21/08 5:40pm 4/21/08 5:40pm

Tina Fey: Comedienne, Cover Girl And "Great Role Model" For Women

The much-beloved Tina Fey returns to prime time tonight with a brand new episode of 30 Rock, the first since the writers' strike ended. Not only that, but her new movie, Baby Mama hits theaters on April 25, and she's Entertainment Weekly's cover girl on the issue hitting stands tomorrow (she also graces the cover of… » 4/10/08 4:00pm 4/10/08 4:00pm

Tina Fey To Amy Poehler: "I Wanna Put My Baby Inside You!"

Bummed about how much 27 Dresses sucks? Consider Baby Mama. In the film, out April 25th, Tina Fey plays Kate, a 37-year-old single woman who decides she wants to have a baby. She tries to do it herself — attempts artificial insemination — but her gyno, played by the droll John Hodgman, tells Fey's character, "I just… » 1/18/08 2:30pm 1/18/08 2:30pm