Tag: comedy

The Internship

The Internship

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an exercise in cinematic product placement, The Internship (2013) is an unmitigated failure. It’s a $58 million commercial that succeeds not in endearing viewers to the product it’s advertising, but instead promotes resentment toward said product through the movie’s transparently-motivated, interminable praise of it. That product: Google. According to The Internship, Google is not […]

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Stuck in Love

Stuck in Love

| October 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

A family of writers are all at different points in their respective romantic lives.  William (Greg Kinnear) spies on his ex-wife and her new boyfriend, while his daughter Samantha (Lilly Collins; Mirror Mirror) is at college having a string of disconnected one-night stands, and his son Rusty (Nat Wolff; Admission) is hopelessly in love with […]

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Don Jon

Don Jon

| October 6, 2013 | 1 Comments

I’m a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Beyond his appearing in some of my favorite movies over the past several years (Brick, Looper) it’s a real joy to watch him interviewed because you know how sincerely he loves being an actor and entertaining people, and how aware he is of the life he’s been blessed […]

Robot Chicken: Season 6

Robot Chicken: Season 6

| October 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The back of the case for Robot Chicken: Season 6 promises “The cybernetic fowl from the adult swim late-night animated bizarre programming block is back with another full season of Emmy Award-winning stop motion comedy insanity!  Twenty colossal, mega-sized quarter-hour episodes!” That sums it up quite nicely. Robot Chicken is one of those shows that […]

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 8

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’ve always loved watching stupid idiots getting themselves into (even more) incredibly stupid situations. Especially the kind that only seem to get worse and worse. I guess that’s why I adore this show so much. As the title says, I’m obviously speaking about Rob McElhenney’s It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. From the moment the first episodes starts, […]

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Bus Stop

Bus Stop

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Wild young cowboy Bo decker leaves the Montanan ranch on which he was raised for (virtually) the first time ever, in order to enter a rodeo in Phoenix, Arizona. On the long bus ride there, he’s informed by his pal/guardian of sorts, Virgil, that he ought to use the trip to find himself a wife […]

Starbuck

Starbuck

| July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

When I see reviews that declare a film to be “full of heart” or some such conventional phrasing, I tend to interpret that as a sign that I shouldn’t expect anything original from it. After all, filmmakers can easily manipulate audiences’ emotional states by drawing on time-tested formulas. Want to elicit tears of joy? Have […]

As Luck Would Have It

As Luck Would Have It

| June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Dark comedies have long been a part of the cinematic cesspool. They are hard to accomplish successfully and appeal to a limited crowd. No other genre so boldly confronts the desensitization of society to the point where life-and-death situations occur while hilarity is simultaneously ensuing. The drastic differences between the humorous viewpoints and the not-so-humorous […]

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The Happy Poet

The Happy Poet

| June 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Happy Poet is an all-organic, mostly vegetarian comedy about Bill, a struggling poet who pours his heart, soul, and last few dollars into starting a healthy food stand, surprising friends and customers with his dry wit and offbeat passion. Motivated by help from a rag-tag group of supporters and a budding romance with a […]

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The Stroller Strategy

The Stroller Strategy

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Stroller Strategy is a story of a couple who meet at a party and after the ups and downs that come with normal “couple” business, they end up again meeting at a party to start the beginning of the rest of their relationship, if that makes sense. French heartthrob Raphaël Personnaz plays Parisian Thomas […]

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