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Topic: comedy

Goon

Not quite as puckish as it would like, but close enough.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Coming from a family of doctors, yet being nothing more than a bar bouncer, Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott, American Reunion) feels down in the dumps, because he lacks "a thing." That changes when, defending his gay brother's honor from a homophobic slur at a hockey game, he punches the offending player with such power, the guy's helmet cracks open.
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

This Means War

Make love — heck, make anything — not ‘War.’


Comedy

Rod Lott
Among many other credibility-stretchers, This Means War asks the viewer to believe:
 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bernie


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
The real-life Bernie Tiede was the toast of Carthage, Texas. An assistant funeral director with a gift for consoling grieving widows, the portly Bernie was gentle, solicitous and unflaggingly polite. He spruced up many a funeral service with his spot-on tenor, to say nothing of his penchant for lavishing gifts on everyone he came across.
 
Monday, June 4, 2012

Monster Brawl

If wrestling were like this, I'd watch.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Imagine there were a pay-per-view pro wrestling championship battle in which the fighters were not your Hulk Hogans, but hulking creatures. Would you watch it?
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Demoted

I’d almost rather work for Tate Publishing than watch it again.


Comedy

Rod Lott
With Demoted, you suffer an hour and a half down the drain; comedian Robert Klein suffers the indignity of dancing in his underwear around a stripper pole. You can forget it; he has to live with it.
 
Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Meatballs

Not the Murricane’s tastiest.


Comedy

Rod Lott
My brothers and I watched 1979's Meatballs so many times as kids in its initial run on HBO that, when watching the new Blu-ray release, I remembered almost everything about the summer camp comedy, which marked the first starring role of one Bill Murray, not yet 30.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Project X

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.


Comedy

Rod Lott
When a disc begins with a Jackass-style disclaimer, as Project X does, you know things are going to get crazy. But seriously, if anyone thinks something this slickly made is real, they deserve to do something stupid and get arrested for it. Like make Project X.
 
Monday, June 11, 2012

Hysteria

What’s all the buzz with ‘Hysteria’? It’s a genial comedy about a gynecological breakthrough.


Drama

Rod Lott
Hysteria is the feel-good movie of the summer — not for any feelings invoked in its audience, but because it’s a romantic comedy about the birth of the vibrator.
 
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Bag of Hammers

Comes close to nailing it.


Drama

Rod Lott
Its plot may stretch the boundaries of believability, but damn it, feature-debuting director Brian Crano nails the alternately comedic and dramatic tone of the appealing A Bag of Hammers.
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012
 
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