Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
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.

From right, Hansel (Owen Wilson), Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) and Melanie Valentina (Penelope Cruz) team up to stop the murders of famous people in "Zoolander 2," a 2016 Paramount Pictures release.

Zoolander 2

You never want to deliver a eugoogooly, but funereal solemnity is the only tone to take for a sequel as woefully, and disappointingly, DOA as “Zoolander 2.”
The Bennet sisters turn badass in "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," a 2016 Sony release adapted from the book by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Two great tastes that may not taste great together per se. But the flavor is so novel and irresistible you won't mind taking down an entire box just this once.

Uma Thurman stars in Miramax's "Beautiful Girls," a 1996 romantic dramedy directed by the late Ted Demme.

Class of 1996: ‘Beautiful Girls’

It may not philosophically aspire to much more than mirroring a popular Counting Crows lyric. But its barroom eloquence and stumblebum sadness all linger.
Jack Black stars in Columbia Pictures' "Goosebumps."

Goosebumps

"Goosebumps" is a fun and entertaining ride through Nostalgia-ville, but the film never really truly feels like what the fans deserved.

Michael Stone (voice of David Thewlis) takes a long, hard look at himself in "Anomalisa," a 2015 Paramount Pictures stop-motion animation film co-directed by Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson.

Anomalisa

Dizzying and disarming, Charlie Kaufman's triumphant return is an acridly funny, achingly resonant and meticulously constructed film about love and loneliness.
Jennifer Lawrence stars as Joy Mangano, inventor of the Miracle Mop, in "Joy," a 2015 Twentieth Century Fox biopic loosely based on her life and co-written and directed by David O. Russell.

Joy

Even as it gets stuck between stations, “Joy” is an engaging — and, at the right moments, enraging — tale of both perseverance and the psychology of purchasing.