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Topic: comedy

Dickensian delight

It’s no mystery: The incredible cast manages to overcome most of ‘Drood’’s flaws.


Performing Arts

Eric Webb
Drood: The Mystery Of Edwin Drood
8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
The Pollard Theatre
120 W. Harrison, Guthrie
thepollard.org
282-2800
$15-$25
 
Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rio Sex Comedy

Unfortunately, it fails to deliver on that third word.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In its opening moments, "Rio Sex Comedy" is instantly endearing, with Fisher Stevens’ character practically passing out over the sight of nude natives, followed by They Might Be Giants' "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)" driving the opening credits.
 
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hollywood Party / The Lost Stooges

Back when your grandparents called them 'picture shows.'


Comedy

Rod Lott
From 1934, "Hollywood Party" is exactly the kind of movie they don't make anymore, the kind of movie they can't make anymore, what with star salaries now stratospheric.
 
Friday, November 18, 2011

The Family Tree / Father of Invention

Don't we get enough of this crap at home?


Comedy

Rod Lott
No more comedies about quirky, dysfunctional families, please — at least those in which the entire point is that said families are dysfunctional and quirky. That goes double if they go straight to video.
 
Monday, November 21, 2011

Our Idiot Brother

Oh, 'Brother,’ why bother?


Comedy

Rod Lott
Paul Rudd was absolutely hilarious opposite Rashida Jones! In "I Love You, Man." Paul Rudd was absolutely hilarious opposite Elizabeth Banks! In "Role Models."
 
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Astron-6

Hey, remember the ’80s? Astron-6 won’t let you forget!


Comedy

Rod Lott
Reads the cover of the "Astron-6" DVD, "What the @#*! is -- Astron-6." I didn't know, either, but now I'm glad I do.
 
Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Hangover Part II

The wolf pack is back. Plus, a monkey.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Considerable criticism has been lobbed at "The Hangover Part II" for essentially resurrecting the story template of the first film. Yeah, but really, what else could you expect them to do? Besides, it's not like director/co-writer Todd Phillips just used the same jokes.
 
Monday, December 5, 2011

Vampires

Quick, sprinkle garlic on that popcorn!


Comedy

Rod Lott
Comedy is hard; horror comedy is harder. Throw a foreign language in there, and it's harder even still. And while the French film "Vampires" is far better than our own country's "Vampires Suck" spoof, it still has no bite.
 
Monday, December 5, 2011

Klown Kamp Massacre

A three-ring circus, Troma-style.


Comedy

Rod Lott
What's worse than a pie in the face? A pie in the face, followed by a very sharp knife. So it is in Troma's "Klown Kamp Massacre," a supremely silly but occasionally inspired comedy from Troma.
 
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Burke and Hare

Serial killers turn slapstick for director John Landis’ return.


Comedy

Rod Lott
I have missed seeing the work of John Landis on the big screen. Once a can’t-miss comedy director — “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Trading Places,” “An American Werewolf in London” — he hasn’t had a film open wide since the deserved bombing of 1998’s dismal “Blues Brothers 2000.”
 
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
 
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