Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
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Charlie Day and Ice Cube play a pair of squabbling teachers settling their beef the hard way in "Fist Fight," a 2017 Warner Brothers comedy.

Fist Fight

Charlie Day's irritated-chipmunk reveries were bound to one day meet a movie so irredeemably terrible they couldn't possibly prop it up. Well, here it is.
Winfried (Peter Simonischek) poses as his goofball alter ego Toni Erdmann in "Toni Erdmann," a 2016 Sony Pictures Classics release.

Toni Erdmann

This German marvel earns its epic seriocomic sprawl by celebrating meaning in moments that may not, on their face, seem to matter all that much.

Holly Hunter (left) and Nicolas Cage star in "Raising Arizona," a 1987 film directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen.

Class of 1987: ‘Raising Arizona’

Hardly a lark, “Raising Arizona” is a story of loneliness, love, legacy and regret while remaining the Coens' most poignant, humane and hilarious work yet.
Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a washed-up gold prospector who stumbles into a billion-dollar deal, in "Gold," a 2016 comedy-drama from The Weinstein Company.

Gold

In the wake of searing party's-over socioeconomic satires like "The Wolf of Wall Street" or "The Big Short," "Gold" feels more like a bronze.

Harold Lloyd finds himself in a precarious position while trying to make $1,000 in "Safety Last!," a 1923 silent-film classic being screened with live organ accompaniment on Friday, January 27 in Lafayette, Indiana.

Safety Last!

The idea to continually aspire and ascend – and someday succeed – propels both the brilliance of "Safety Last!" & the enduring legacy of Harold Lloyd’s appeal.

ReelBob: Bob Bloom’s top 10 films of 2016

Bob Bloom picks his top films of 2016.

"Bad Moms" (2016) starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathyrn Hahn, is a new comedy written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, writers of "The Hangover."

New to View: Nov. 1

"Bad Moms," the second season of "Outlander" and Daniel Radcliffe in the thriller "Imperium" lead this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.

Heartland: Trivia Night

An unpleasant comedy that struggles to be dark as it looks at individuals who live in the world of competitive trivia.