Tag: comedy

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel

| January 8, 2018

I have a pretty high tolerance for bad movies.  Give me something like Sharknado or Birdemic or The Room, and I will watch it over and over again.  I will have my friends over to watch it over and over again.  I will write glowing reviews, and analyze it, and do podcasts about it, as […]

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A New Leaf

A New Leaf

| December 5, 2017

With A New Leaf (1971), Elaine May became the first woman in Hollywood to write, direct, and co-star in a major studio motion picture. It was a landmark moment for women filmmakers that was sadly marked by such significant studio intervention that May at one point sought to have her name removed from the film and […]

Lethal Weapon: Season 1

Lethal Weapon: Season 1

| September 19, 2017

I’ve become as enamored as anyone else with this trend of turning a movie or movie series into a television series.  Fargo is terrific, Hannibal is amazing, West World isn’t really my cup of tea but it’s obviously very popular.  When I heard they were turning Lethal Weapon into a series, like many my first […]

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

| September 17, 2017

Harold (Thomas Middleditch; Silicon Valley) and George (Kevin Hart; Ride Along) have been best friends since bonding over the hilariously named Uranus in kindergarten.  Doing whatever it takes to survive their soul crushing elementary school, Harold and George play pranks, torment their principal Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms; The Daily Show), and spend hours upon hours […]

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The Big Bang Theory: Season 10

The Big Bang Theory: Season 10

| September 17, 2017

Let’s pause for a second and explore the fact that I’ve seen every episode of The Big Bang Theory.  It’s difficult to explain because I recognize that the show is deeply flawed in every way.  The characters are middling, the storylines are predictable sitcom fodder, and its portrayal of nerd culture is insulting to anyone […]

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HBO’s Crashing

HBO’s Crashing

| August 1, 2017

I’ve been a huge fan of Pete Holmes for many years now.  While he was hosting The Pete Holmes Show, I would often catch the various sketches he would put out on youtube where he plays Batman or Professor X, or a fight promoter in the Street Fighter universe.  His Batman vs. Superman sketch is […]

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Absolutely Anything

Absolutely Anything

| July 7, 2017

When a powerful alien race decides to test the human race by giving one man (Simon Pegg; Hot Fuzz) omnipotence, he understandably lets it go to his head, shaping the world to his will while trying to navigate a relationship with his downstairs neighbor (Kate Beckinsale; Underworld).  Along the way he makes makes his dog […]

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Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series

| June 19, 2017

Time Life’s home video release of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete Series is one of the most delightfully formidable collections I’ve ever dipped into—a bit of a contradiction, I know, but hopefully you’ll see what I mean soon enough. Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In ran for 140 episodes from 1968 to 1973 and Time Life […]

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The Wedding Party

The Wedding Party

| June 14, 2017

I can’t believe I’ve gotten this far into the review without talking about the gimmick.  The Wedding Party is filmed in one shot in one take.  An impressive feat to be sure.  You may have noticed an increase in similar long, one-shots lately.  Marvel Studios has been working them into some of their movies and […]

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Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

Stan Lee & Kevin Smith Save The World

| June 7, 2017

This past Christmas I got two dvds of Kevin Smith doing Q&As in front of large live audiences.  One was the third Evening with Kevin Smith and the other was Too Fat For Forty.  I listen to a few of Smith’s podcasts and thoroughly enjoyed these live specials.  I didn’t realize when I agreed to […]

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