Tag: comedy

Some Kind of Beautiful

Some Kind of Beautiful

| December 1, 2015

Looking at the poster for Some Kind of Beautiful and seeing the gleaming faces of Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba, and of course the sterling silver fox Pierce Brosnan, it is easy to believe in the potential that this romantic comedy will be a decent time-killer with fleeting moments of amusement and cuteness. Don’t be […]

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Cooties

Cooties

| November 30, 2015

I saw an advertisement at the Alamo Drafthouse in which Elijah Wood told the audience to keep quiet during the movie.  Behind Wood was a poster for Cooties, which featured him, a blonde who looked like Kristen Bell (turned out to be Allison Pill; The Newsroom) and a group of other adults fighting for their […]

Heartbreakers on Blu-ray

Heartbreakers on Blu-ray

| November 30, 2015

I probably haven’t seen this movie in 10 years.  I started watching it once on a date a few years ago, but we got… distracted.  I’ve always really liked it, and it was nice to revisit it with this new blu-ray release from Olive Films. If you’re not familiar with the story, the movie is […]

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American Ultra

American Ultra

| November 30, 2015

The cover art of the American Ultra BluRay depicts stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart walking coolly away from an apocalyptic explosion. With the fiery inferno raging behind them, they strut with a sort of casual abandon. Eisenberg has a pair of aviator sunglasses on, despite it clearly being night.  Stewart carries a shotgun, but […]

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Making Mr. Right

Making Mr. Right

| November 24, 2015

Making Mr. Right (1987) is a movie I watched who knows how many times as a kid. Its imagery was burned into my brain—the few shots worth remembering anyway. The love-struck android’s misunderstandings of society’s norms and the wacky moments that ensue are things I recall with great accuracy. And I can also sing along […]

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Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies

| November 15, 2015

Outside of Chicago, Essanay is remembered primarily for one thing and one thing only: Charlie Chaplin. After his tenure at keystone, Chaplin was wooed to come to Chicago by Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, who offered him a then unheard of salary of $1,250 a week with a $10,000 sign-on bonus. Though Chaplin produced none of […]

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The End of The Tour

The End of The Tour

| November 6, 2015

I’ve been wanting to see this movie for a while now, pretty much since they started filming in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is only about an hour from where I live.  I know nothing about David Foster Wallace, or his critically acclaimed mammoth novel Infinite Jest.  I don’t care about Rolling Stone magazine, and as […]

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The Meteor Man

The Meteor Man

| October 30, 2015

I jumped at the opportunity to revisit a beloved film from my childhood with The Meteor Man coming to blu-ray this week.  I had mostly forgotten about the movie, and was a little nervous that my memory of the film was better than it could possibly actually be, but I was wrong and it completely […]

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The One and Only

The One and Only

| October 29, 2015

Andy Schmidt (Henry Winkler; Arrested Development) has always been a showman, and more than that has always believed that he was going to be a big star as an actor.  His never ending optimism borders on arrogance as he works his way through college doing school plays, “performing” on the football team, and wooing his […]

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What We Did On Our Holiday

What We Did On Our Holiday

| October 5, 2015

Doug (David Tennant; Doctor Who) and Abby (Rosamund Pike; Gone Girl) can’t stand each other.  After years of marriage, the couple are living separately and it’s become obvious to their three children that their relationship will likely not get better, meaning a divorce is inevitable.  Despite their problems, the family try to hold things together […]

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