Tag: comedy

Spy

Spy

| June 4, 2015

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is back with a new espionage comedy about an overweight support agent at the CIA (Melissa McCarthy; Bridesmaids, The Heat) forced into the field when the identities of all the top secret agents are compromised by a terrorist organization led by Rayna Boynaov (Rose Byrne; Bridesmaids).  What follows is a […]

Ski School

Ski School

| May 26, 2015

Olive Films has been making some interesting choices in films to distribute recently. Their new partnership with Slasher Video, for example, means they’ll be distributing some truly obscure shot-on-video horror films from the 80s and 90s. They have also been steadily releasing some films from that era that seemed unlikely candidates for Blu-ray like Robert […]

The Wonder Years Season Three

The Wonder Years Season Three

| May 26, 2015

Television can be a perplexing medium. Shows can range from high end quality (The Sopranos, Seinfeld, Boardwalk Empire) to bottom of the barrel drek (Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Jersey Shore). Some shows cater to specific age groups. Occasionally a show appears on the television landscape that brings viewers of multiple generations together. One such […]

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CPO Sharkey – Season 1

CPO Sharkey – Season 1

| May 15, 2015

While I tend to watch newer TV shows or go back and watch stuff from within my lifespan, it is interesting to occasionally go back further and watch TV from an antiquated era.  I enjoy seeing how the world was different even if the world in question is being distorted by situational comedy.  Oddly, I’d […]

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Mortdecai

Mortdecai

| May 14, 2015

Unlike the majority of people I know, I’ve yet to grow tired of Johnny Depp’s bizarre acting decisions as of late. I have found him as strangely funny as ever in such divisive films as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows, and Tusk, mainly because they’re just so odd, but also because you can […]

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1

| May 14, 2015

Created by and starring Greg Poehler, and executive produced by his sister, Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Welcome to Sweden is about an accountant leaving his life in Los Angeles to move in with his girlfriend (Josephine Bornebusch) in Sweden.  What happens next makes for an extremely conventional sitcom pretending to be original because its […]

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RiffTrax Live: The Room

RiffTrax Live: The Room

| May 8, 2015

Bad movies are a necessary evil in the world. Bad movies cause us to have a deeper appreciation of good movies. Some movies try to be quality, but fail miserably and often times hilariously. For example, the movie Birdemic. The director set out to make a serious horror film in the vein of Alfred Hitchcock’s […]

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Teachers

Teachers

| April 26, 2015

I’m really surprised I haven’t seen this movie before, or at least heard of it.  Given the cast (Nick Nolte, Judd Hirsch, Crispin Glover, Morgan Freeman, Laura Dern, Ralph Macchio) it seems like this would have hit my radar at some point.  I’ll say up front that I really enjoyed it.  I’ve been watching a […]

Dance With Me, Henry

Dance With Me, Henry

| April 18, 2015

I’m not that familiar with Abbott and Costello.  Of course I’ve seen “Who’s on first” because it’s possibly the most famous piece of sketch comedy ever written, but I think this is my first time seeing them in a feature length film.  I didn’t have many expectations other than for it to be funny.  I […]

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Bio-Dome

Bio-Dome

| April 18, 2015

I recently listened to an interview with Pauly Shore in which he talked about developing the character we all associate with him.  The idiotic, constantly befuddled clown that we see in movies like Bio-Dome, Son in Law, Encino Man, and even A Goofy Movie is the result of a lot of work on Shore’s part […]