Posts Tagged ‘comedy’

Death, Thou Shalt Die

Big Ticket
A whole slew of events this week is going on thanks to the More Life Festival.


Young Love

Even good chemistry can’t save Baby Mama.
COLE WILLIAMS
There’s a scene early in Baby Mama where two women – a white-trashy vamp and an upscale VP – watch a dad play baseball with his son on America’s Funniest Home Videos.



Quaid Pro Quo

Wordy, wayward, and well-acted, Smart People is a slacker comedy for the literary set.
Kristian Lin
Mark Jude Poirier’s name will be more easily recognized by readers than cinephiles.


Fat Pegg

This British romantic sports slacker comedy runs pretty smoothly.
Kristian Lin
I wrote the headline on this story because I’m helpless in the face of an easy pun, but seriously, Simon Pegg isn’t fat.



Insert Your Own Jokes

New comedies flood our theaters, but they’re mostly all wet.
Kristian Lin
Some observers are calling this a golden age for comedy films, but even a golden age has its share of fool’s gold, not to mention Fool’s Gold.


Corpse Bride

A major character may be deceased, but it’s Over Her Dead Body that’s really rotten.
Kristian Lin
When you encounter hideous misogyny in a movie pitched aggressively at male audiences (like last fall’s Good Luck Chuck), it’s shocking but not necessarily surprising.



Domestic Troubles

Big Ticket
Sarah Ruhl has told this story often, but it bears one more repetition: She came up with the idea for her comedy The Clean House after going to a party and overhearing a woman talk about her maid, who had stopped cleaning her h...


The Top 10

... and a lot of great performances coming in pairs.
Kristian Lin
Usually when I assemble the picks for my year-end list of the best movies, there’s a lot of flux among the choices as I get closer to deadline.



Sorry, Charlie

This real-life spy story has lots of star power and little pop.
Kristian Lin
It’s been 12 years since The American President, the last time Aaron Sorkin had his name on a produced movie DELETE.


Oh, God! Book II

The Lord may save our souls, but neither He nor Steve Carell can save Evan Almighty.
Kristian Lin
The biggest laugh in the 2003 comedy Bruce Almighty didn’t come from the movie’s star, Jim Carrey.