Posts Tagged ‘comedy’
"This is the End" re-opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: This Is the End (R) Uproarious. Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride all portray themselves as self-absorbed weenies who hole up in Franco’s Hollywood mansion when the...


Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Paddy Considine look the worse for wear during their pub crawl in The World’s End.

King of Beers

The high-proof World’s End has midlife crises and killer robots on tap.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’re not too late to declare the comedy of the summer, are we? Good, because The World’s End is not only the season’s funniest movie but also its best action thriller, its best addiction drama, and its best movie about t...



Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, and Jennifer Aniston gather round the campfire in We're the Millers.

Millers’ Crossing

Top-notch comic actors redeem the agreeable comedy We’re the Millers.
KRISTIAN LIN
For eight seasons of Saturday Night Live, the smoothly handsome Jason Sudeikis proved himself a skilled comic actor, excelling at portraying oblivious idiots and slick phonies. But other good-looking, funny guys have failed in ...


BO BICE AND SKYLAR ELISE (courtesy of Skylar's Facebook page)

(The Next) Taylor Swift To Debut CD Thursday In Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
A multimedia reporter who spent years in TV tipped Blotch to a major scoop — Skylar Elise, whom the news person hailed as “the next Taylor Swift,” is having her debut CD release party in Fort Worth tomorrow ni...



War of the Planets screens tonight at 10pm at The Grotto.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 26 The Wondercrust Movie Watchers Club returns with another bad movie for the comedy troupe/filmmaking collective Shut Up and Prance to make fun of. Alfonso Brescia’s 1977 science-fiction opus Cosmos: War of the Plane...


Tina Fey has a bit of trouble coping with her life and work in "Admission."

I Accept Admission

Tina Fey gives it the old college try in this comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Like all right-thinking persons, I adore Tina Fey. Yet for all her glorious work on TV, she still hasn’t made the great comedy film that we all know her to be capable of. Her latest, Admission, falls agonizingly short of grea...



Last Call

Huts of Chuckles

LAST CALL
A couple of years ago, when The Moon was still around, I tried my hand at stand-up comedy. Three times, in fact. Spent my five minutes on riffs about young women who are way too into their cats and my being way too high to oper...


Victoria Justice (dressed as Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz") and Jane Levy (dressed as a sexy cat) search for a little boy on Halloween in "Fun Size."

Fun Size: Late-Night Justice

This Halloween comedy sends you home with less candy than expected.
KRISTIAN LIN
This sounds like a canny piece of counterprogramming. Every year, the movie studios pollute October with another grim batch of horror sequels about ghosts, demons, and slashers. So why not go the other way and put out a Hallowe...



Lizzy Caplan, Isla Fisher, and Kirsten Dunst tote a trash bag holding a ripped wedding dress around the streets of Manhattan in "Bachelorette."

Bachelorette: Maids of Dishonor

Horrid girls misbehave in this comedy, and you can’t look away.
KRISTIAN LIN
Remember that post-Bridesmaids wave of ill-behaved female humor that I mentioned last week? It reaches high tide this week with Bachelorette, a comedy that is also about a bunch of bridesmaids and features one of the same actor...


Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard take in the latest speed bump on their trip to L.A. in "Hit & Run."

Hit & Run: Dax a Lot

A Shepard leads his flock in this interesting, forgettable hybrid.
KRISTIAN LIN
Dax Shepard became famous as one of Ashton Kutcher’s crew of pranksters on the now-defunct TV show Punk’d before settling into a career of playing loudmouthed jerks in middling-to-bad comedy films. (I haven’t seen him on ...