Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Central Intelligence - inside

New to View: Sept. 27

A Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart comedy, Blake Lively versus a shark and the big-screen adaptation of "Warcraft" lead this week's new Blu-ray & DVD releases.
Neighbors 2 - inside

New to View: Sept. 20

"Neighbors 2," a 25th-anniversary edition of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" & Val Lewton's "Cat People" Criterion Collection edition lead this week's releases.

Gunrunners David Packouz (Miles Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Jonah Hill) fist-bump after delivering some Berettas to Iraq in "War Dogs," a 2016 comedy-drama from Warner Brothers.

War Dogs

Feels like a Martin Scorsese LEGO set, down to a Jonah Hill minifig with articulated middle fingers you can raise. Without him, "War Dogs" would be useless.
Brenda (Kristen Wiig), Frank (Seth Rogen), Sammy Bagel Jr. and Vash (David Krumholtz) face a threat in "Sausage Party," a 2016 Sony Pictures release directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan.

Sausage Party

Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's "Book of Mormon" moment — a marvelously animated, ecumenically equal-opportunity offender with hope, heart, humor, heroism & heft.

"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."

Bad Moms

"Bad Moms," starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathyrn Hahn is an authentic, absurd and funny movie from the writers of "The Hangover."
Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and Audrey (Melanie Griffith) put on a good show for her mother in "Something Wild," a 1986 Orion Pictures release directed by Jonathan Demme.

Class of 1986: ‘Something Wild’

One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.

The Boss - featured

New to View: July 26

Melissa McCarthy as "The Boss," Ice Cube back in the "Barbershop" and an early Francis Ford Coppola work lead this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
"Empty Space" (2016), directed by James Choi and starring Merrick Robison and Elizabeth Stenholt, is now playing at Indy Film Fest.

Indy Film Fest: Empty Space

Although rough around the edges, "Empty Space" is a coming-of-age film that meanders between moments both poignant and funny.

Joely Fisher (left) and Connie Stevens combat the sudden loss of cellular service on Thanksgiving in "Search Engines," a 2016 comedy from writer-director Russell Brown.

Indy Film Fest: Search Engines

Like a painfully super-sized, emotionally tone-deaf, R-rated episode of “Modern Family,” written by a cantankerous old technophobe insisting on the last word.
Connor4Real (Andy Samberg) is ready for action in "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," a Universal comedy directed by Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

"Popstar" tips more sacred cows than it slaughters, but it's also not a satire of the way we live now. It's a wise, wicked satire of the way we leisure now.

David Patrick Kelly gets the upper hand on Ben Stiller in "Flirting with Disaster," writer-director David O. Russell's 1996 screwball comedy for Miramax Films.

Class of 1996: ‘Flirting with Disaster’

A comedy with little on its mind beyond detonating farcical fireworks over a full boat of stars, but it remains one of its form's finest from the last 20 years.
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The Nice Guys

"The Nice Guys" is a wall-to-wall-funny action-comedy, a great refinement of director/writer Shane Black's style and one of this summer's best.

Harry Valentini (Danny DeVito), a waiter named Marco (Ray Sharkey) and Moe Dickstein (Joe Piscopo) try to outrun the Mafia in "WIse Guys," a 1986 MGM comedy directed by Brian De Palma.

Class of 1986: ‘Wise Guys’

Brian De Palma is the last person you'd expect to attempt artful zaniness, so there's clearly some fascination to be found even in a failure such as this.
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World -- featured image

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is one giant, excessive, madcap, slapstick, over-the-top romp.