Tag Archives: Comedy

Election - * * *

It is with a queasy mind that I entered the theater to see Election. This year has already had a glut of high school movies, most of which have been of dubious quality. Does the world need another one? If … Continue reading

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Lost and Found - 1/2*

In Lost and Found, David Spade has gained his first leading role in a non-buddy movie. It’s too bad he’s not up to the task. Yet again, Spade is cast as another smarmy loser, this time an Italian restaurant owner … Continue reading

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Life - * *

The pairing seems ideal. Putting Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence together sounds like a perfect comedy teaming. Toss in a high-concept gimmick and plenty of old age makeup and you get Life, a bland movie that may not be a … Continue reading

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The Out-of-Towners - * *

If it worked once before, why not try it again? That seems to be the motto behind the new comedy, The Out-of-Towners. Not only is it reuniting Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn (who worked wonderfully in Housesitter), but the project … Continue reading

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EDtv - * * *

Instant fame is a dream of many, but at what cost does it come? Director Ron Howard’s latest film, Ed TV, takes a critical look at the price of celebrity. This comedy doesn’t pack as hefty a punch as it … Continue reading

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Baby Geniuses - 1/2*

Going in to the movie Baby Geniuses, I tried to reassure myself that the movie couldn’t nearly be as bad as its premise makes it seem. After all, some good talent (Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Dom DeLuise) is attached, and … Continue reading

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Analyze This - * * *

Analyze This at first seems like the perfect example of a high concept comedy, able to be summarized in a mere sentence fragment: mob boss seeks therapy. But, on further analysis, the movie proves to be atypical. It’s actually funny. … Continue reading

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Office Space - * * *

It was only a matter of time before a Dilbert-esque office comedy hit the screens. However, rather than coming from Dilbert creator Scott Adams, Office Space is instead based on the work of another animator, Mike Judge, creator of Beavis … Continue reading

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The Whole Nine Yards - * * 1/2*

Jonathan Lynn directs this comedy from Mitchell Kapner’s script. Bruce Willis stars as mobster Jimmy “The Tulip”, who enters the witness protection program. When his suburban neighbors learn of his identity, they are unwittingly seduced by the life of organized … Continue reading

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My Favorite Martian - 1/2*

Another day, another nostalgic sitcom movie adaptation. But, with My Favorite Martian, Hollywood is truly scraping the bottom of the barrel. (Well, one could argue that the barrel scraping started with Car 54, Where Are You? and McHale’s Navy, but … Continue reading

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