Tag Archives: Comedy

Dudley Do-Right - 1/2*

Pity Brendan Fraser. While he occassionally displays his talent by stretching out to unique films such as Still Breathing, Gods and Monsters, or The Twilight of the Golds, like an unerring yo-yo, he always returns to his goofball origins of … Continue reading

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Bowfinger - * * * 1/2*

There’s nothing Hollywood likes better than taking a fawningly humorous look at the art of moviemaking. (Well, maybe they like making cheap sequels better, but I’m sure this comes a close second!) Bowfinger is one such comedy, following a desperate … Continue reading

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Mystery Men - * * *

Do we really need a superhero spoof? The last two Batman films were comic enough, and the filmic landscape is littered with the likes of Blankman and Meteor Man. Yet, with sharp writing and a fine cast, Mystery Men confidently … Continue reading

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Drop Dead Gorgeous - * * 1/2*

Drop Dead Gorgeous is a biting and, at times, cruel satire of beauty pageants and the small-town mentality. Written by former pageant contestant Lona Williams, this comedy has the ring of truth, but it tends to go a bit too … Continue reading

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American Pie - * * *

If any of you have been pining the demise of the teen sex comedy, you need long no more. American Pie returns us to the glory days of Porky’s, Losin’ It and The Last American Virgin, when teens wanted sex … Continue reading

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South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut - * * *

It was inevitible that the cable cartoon hit South Park would eventually worm its way into theaters. A show stifled even by the minimal censorship of cable TV, South Park was begging for the freedom to be as crude and … Continue reading

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Big Daddy - * 1/2*

Adam Sandler movies have typically been an acquired taste. However, starting with The Wedding Singer, he has been trying to broaden his appeal. Big Daddy is another film where he attempts to tone down his schtick and widen his audience. … Continue reading

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - * *

Sequels tend to appear in two distinct varieties. The rarest, yet most satisfying, are those which attempt to continue the action of the original, taking the characters and themes from the first and developing them in new and interesting ways. … Continue reading

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Tea With Mussolini - [No Tickets]

Franco Zeffirelli directs this autobiographical comedy about a young boy (Baird Wallace) left in the care of three eccentric British women (Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith and Judi Dench), and a frequently widowed Jewish-American millionairess (Cher) in Tuscany from 1936 to … Continue reading

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Idle Hands - * 1/2*

Idle Hands joins an elite pantheon of horror films dealing with possessed hands. For serious takes on the malady, take a look at The Beast With Five Fingers, or The Hand. If you’re in a more humorous frame of mind, … Continue reading

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