Tag: comedy

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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Whisky Galore

Whisky Galore

| May 16, 2017

During World War II, a small Scottish island village ran out of whisky.  Making peace with this reality, the residents went about their lives until fate brought a cargo ship too close to their shore, wrecking itself on some nearby rocks.  Among the ship’s cargo, 50,000 cases of whisky in route to New York City. […]

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Catfight

Catfight

| April 24, 2017

I really wanted to dislike this movie.  As a form of promotion, the director (Onur Tukel) along with co-stars Anne Heche and Sandra Oh went on a podcast I’ve been listening to for years called Doug Loves Movies, where comedian Doug Benson (Friends) invites guests on to talk about movies and play games in front […]

Veep: The Complete Fifth Season

Veep: The Complete Fifth Season

| April 6, 2017

This is the second season of Veep that I’ve reviewed for the site and I really just need to go back to the beginning and watch the whole thing because it is hilariously funny, with one of the best casts ever put together for a tv series. For those unfamiliar, the series is about Selina […]

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Punchline

Punchline

| April 3, 2017

As someone who periodically goes through phases in which I obsess over standup comedy, I’d long been fascinated by the idea behind the film Punchline (1988), a film set in the world of standup comedy and starring Sally Field alongside the immensely funny Tom Hanks at the height of his comedy phase. The thing is, […]

Vice Principals: Season 1

Vice Principals: Season 1

| January 31, 2017

When I watched the first episode of Vice Principals, I considered just stopping and basing my rather scathing review on that alone.  Thankfully, I didn’t. The series is about two Vice Principals at a high school somewhere in a nameless southwestern town (my best guess).  Neal Gamby (Danny McBride; Eastbound & Down) is a hard-nosed, […]

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Masterminds

Masterminds

| January 31, 2017

Based (loosely, I imagine) on a true story about an armored car robbery in 1997, Masterminds tells the story of David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis; The Hangover), who decides to rob the armored car company he works with after the woman he has a crush on, Kelly (Kristen Wiig; The Martian), suggests it.  Kelly’s motives are […]

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