comedy

It’s a light-weight week for new releases as Trey and Eric tackle Jason Segel and Ed Helms in Jeff Who Lives At Home and Trevan and Trey talk about Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s surprisingly awesome 21 Jump Street reboot. This week’s podcast is spoiler-free unless you count some botched retelling of jokes from both movies and [...]

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‘The Descendants’ is another nuanced look at the tragicomic world of the modern adult male from the man who brought us ‘Election,’ ‘About Schmidt,’ and ‘Sideways.’

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Movie review of “50/50,” where Seth Rogen plays the best friend of Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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Top 10 Fantastic Fest Titles Available to Stream on Netflix

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Fantastic Fest 2011 is under way, and contributor George Hickman is filing his reports each day as the festival and its movie events continue. Here are a couple condensed-reviews of new films at Fantastic Fest this year. Headhunters (rock fist way up) The Norwegian crime comedy “Headhunters,” based on a bestselling novel, tells the story [...]

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The germ of the idea for “30 Minutes or Less” may have come from a tragic true story of a pizza delivery driver forced to rob a bank with a bomb strapped to his chest, but this raunchy new comedy isn’t going for realism. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. This is big, broad humor [...]

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This weekend, “30 Minutes or Less” opens in theaters, mining the well-worn territory of dumb bank robbers in movies. Some of the robberies on this list were of banks, but not all. More specifically, “30 Minutes or Less” is in the grand tradition of films about inept criminals. This list focuses on the 10 best [...]

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We have passes to see the new comedy CEDAR RAPIDS starring Ed Helms and John C. Reilly and we want you to have them!

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Top 10 Buddy Movies

by Eric Melin on January 18, 2011

in Top 10s

Top 10 Buddy Movies, not always buddy cop movies

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Sometimes, I suppose, some people just need to watch a nice movie where nice people end up in nice places, despite not nice situations. Hollywood knows this, and they know it well. They crank out these nice movies like a long, processed line of uninterrupted sausage, knowing it’ll find some sort of audience. It doesn’t [...]

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“Black Dynamite” is the rare parody that not only appreciates its source material, but builds on top of it. And while it’s too bad more people didn’t see it when it was released, it only made about $300,000 total, it’s perfectly suited for cult status and a second life on DVD. The jokes land harder at 3 a.m., it’s a great movie to watch with friends, and there are scenes and even lines of dialogue meant for repeat viewing.

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Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is not a good person. The 1986 comedy “Ruthless People” opens with Stone having lunch with his mistress Carol (Anita Morris), as he details his plans to murder his heiress wife Barbara (Bette Midler) later that evening. Upon hearing this, Carol duplicitously sends her moronic boyfriend Earl (Bill Pullman, in his [...]

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