Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
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New to View: Aug. 1

The heist comedy "Going in Style," the techno-thriller "The Circle" and the romantic dramedy "The Lovers" lead this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.
Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd star in 1987's "Dragnet," a Universal Pictures release.

Class of 1987: ‘Dragnet’

“Dragnet” is pokey next to its peers. Then again, like many prototypes, it’s a merely sufficient expression of possibility without refinement of later versions.

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.

New to View: May 30

The comedy "Fist Fight," the faith-based "The Shack" and a Broadway version of "Oklahoma!" with Hugh Jackman lead this week's new Blu-ray and DVD releases.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

An inoffensive fourth entry in a series that is hardly groundbreaking, this family film can at least say it might get your kids reading.

Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver) and Martin Blank (John Cusack) try to make it out of their 10-year class reunion alive in "Grosse Pointe Blank," a 1997 comedy from Hollywood Pictures.

Class of 1997: ‘Grosse Pointe Blank’

Tackling time's ravages with rambunctious tones, 1997’s “Grosse Pointe Blank” wraps emotional entropy & existential rumination into a clever, conceptual comedy.
Howard Stern plays himself in "Private Parts," a 1997 Paramount Pictures biopic about his life and career.

Class of 1997: Private Parts

The Howard Stern biopic expertly straggles hagiography and hogwash while hinting at why the controversial media titan remains fascinating.

Mark McClure stars in the 1987 Universal Pictures sketch-comedy collection "Amazon Women on the Moon."

Class of 1987: ‘Amazon Women on the Moon’

This sketch-comedy film's creators couldn't presage how we (and our messages) self-destruct in 10 seconds or 140 characters. Still, this raucous amalgam works.
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.