Articles tagged comedy

‘No God But Funny’ and ‘Earth Angel’ Are Preaching to the Choir

It's challenging enough to write good comedy. It's nearly impossible to do so burdened with an agenda, even one as innocuous as featuring a "likeable atheist" as the protagonist.

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‘The Farewell Party (Mita Tova)’ Has a Deliciously Twisted Sense of Humor

The humorous treatment of so-called "mercy killing" will certainly provoke some viewers.

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‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon’

Douglas Tirola’s celebration of the '70s comedy institution doesn’t know when to put on the brakes. Nevertheless, its enthusiasm proves infectious.

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In ‘Sleeping With Other People’ She’s a Mess, But He’s Just Fine

Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie play commitment-phobes who pledge to be nonromantic friends in this surprisingly dark, uneven romantic comedy.

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Metal and Mayhem: Presenting ‘Deathgasm’

Jason Lei Howden's delightfully macabre Deathgasm does an excellent job at reviving the corpse of splatter-comedy.

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‘Entourage: The Movie’ - Yeah, It’s Bro Humor, Yeah, It’s Crass, Yeah, It’s Funny

This heavily-panned film adaptation of the hit television series is better than you'd think and more fun when viewed, like the series, at home.

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Oh, Throckmorton! Counting Bad Days With “The Great Gildersleeve”

Gildy's continual laughs, hums, grumbles, yips, and sighs draw his voice from the silky and obsequious into annoyed growls in the new collection from Warner Video.

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The Prolific Judd Apatow Doesn’t Seem so ‘Sick in the Head’

In his recent book, Judd Apatow gives you the greatest party you've never been invited to.

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If We Lose BBC Three, Will We Lose Our Sense of Humor, Too?

With the apparently inevitable closure of BBC Three, comedy lovers will mourn the loss of an important television ally. Will the Internet save it?

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‘Day for Night’ Is a Film Master’s Passionate Ode to His Craft

François Truffaut never produced a more meaningful or downright entertaining tribute to the art of film and filmmaking than 1973's Day for Night.

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‘All American High Revisited’ Is Hardly Typical

Torrance High School was used as the setting for both Beverly Hills 90210 and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which may be one reason it seems like a “typical American high school".

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Double Take: ‘The Lady Vanishes’ (1938)

Now you see her; now you don't: Double Take #21 admits to seeing The Lady Vanishes and tries to find its political undercurrent.

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M. Night Shyamalan Returns to Pennsylvania for ‘The Visit’

Grandpa and Grandma's nuttiness is captured on camera by their ambitious -- and terrified -- grandchildren in Shyamalan's latest.

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Visible Language Spoken to Invisible Men: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ 8/28/2015

The August 28 episode highlights the "rhetorical schizophrenia" that has poisoned political discourse.

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Where G.K. Chesterton and B.F. Skinner Meet: On Real Time with Bill Maher, 21 August 2015

The 21 August edition of Real Time with Bill Maher highlights the imbalance between the good politician, just yet already defeated, and the bad, given to nationalistic pandering and demagoguery.

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Laugh, Cry or Die: The Funny Young Women of Contemporary British Fiction

Unlike their "angry young men" predecessors, Caitlin Moran and Emma Jane Unsworth bring a sense of humor to the grit and grind of working-class life.

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Someone Sprayed Paraquat on ‘American Ultra’

This movie will harsh your buzz, man.

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Al Pacino Is the Showstopper in ‘Danny Collins’

Al Pacino steals the show as Danny Collins in a feel-good redemption story that also happens to be his best role in many years.

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The First Wave of Releases in ‘The Films of Charlie Chaplin’ Find the Tramp at His Comic Peak

The Kid, The Gold Rush and The Circus prove that the years have done nothing to diminish the brilliance of Chaplin's early comedy.

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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ Isn’t All Just Fluff

Aardman Studios' stop-motion film introduces basic yet layered characters and sends them on clever, oftentimes funny adventures.

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Indie Horror Month 2015: 'Dark Echo'

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"Dark Echo drops you into a pitch back maze and then renders your core tools of navigation into something quite life threatening.

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