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Review of “Hairspray” (2007) PG 117min

December 1st, 2007 · No Comments

A number of stars are cast in this musical comedy: John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Queen Latifah, Jerry Stiller… Directed by Adam Shankman. Lesslie Dixon wrote the screenplay for the movie. John Waters was the author of the original 1988 screenplay.
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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies · Musicals · Romance

Running With Scissors (2006) R 120min

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

This all-star cast movie is based on Augusten Burroughs’s best-selling novel memoir.
The plot: Augusten Burroughs (Jack Kaeding -> Joseph Cross) was growing up in a dysfunctional family, with alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and mentally unstable mother (Annette Bening) with her delusions of grandeur. As a boy [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies

Bee Movie (2007) PG 90min

November 12th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Lovely and funny animated feature for the whole family about a bee who discovers that humans steal honey from bees and decides to sure the Humanity.

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Tags: Animation · Comedy · Movies

Cars come out on Blu-Ray on Nov 6

November 6th, 2007 · No Comments

Pixar animated feature is coming out on Blu-Ray disk on November 6 – same date that Disney also chose to release Ratatouille on.

Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is a hot-shot popular race car with a lot of trophies behind his belt and huge sponsorhip [...]

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Tags: Animation · Comedy · Film Categories

Dan in Real Life (2007) PG-13

October 28th, 2007 · No Comments

If you liked the 40 Year Old Virgin, you will love this funny, sweet and touching movie. Steve Carell plays a widower with three girls, who dedicates all his life to them, while two of his elder teenage daughters give him hard time. His character meets a woman (Juliette Binoche) in the bookstore, and love chemistry begins to work over cup of tee and muffin. But he find out that the woman is dating his brother. Great family movie about love and family and “for all the people who are making life plans – expect to be surprised”.

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Tags: Comedy · Drama · Movies · Romance

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (1919-1931) NR

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

A great collection of Harrold Lloyd, the genious of silent comedy, films. They was popular and funny then and they are funny now. Don’t watch them alone – get an audience.

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Comedy · DVD · Movies · Silent

Annie Hall (1977) PG 93min

October 19th, 2007 · No Comments

A charming, clever and though-provoking movie that beaten Star Wars at the 1977 Oscars for best film. Not very exciting or gripping, even boring at times, but enjoyable romantic comedy.

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Tags: Comedy · Movies · Romance

The Heartbreak Kid (2007) R 115min

October 13th, 2007 · 1 Comment

It may not be worth the price of movie tickets. You can safely wait for DVD release and rent it. Do not take your date to see it. It’s an OK gross-out comedy, but by no means does it compare to this year’s great comedies like “Superbad” and “Knocked up”.

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Tags: Comedy · Movies · Romance

La Chèvre (1981)

September 18th, 2007 · No Comments

“Knock on Wood” is the American title of this excellent French classic – a comedy directed by Msr. Francis Veber and starring great comedian Pierre Richard and famous Gérard Depardieu. I have not seen it since the 80s when it was in theatres and [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Comedy · DVD · Foreign · France · Movies

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007) 86min R

September 15th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Shoot ‘Em Up (2007)

Saw it just 30 minutes ago.
The plot: Mr. Smith (Clive Owen) is sitting at the bus stop, minding his business and chewing on his carrot (well, everybody has a habit, and this guy loves carrots, which he grows in his [...]

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Tags: "Guy" Films · Action · Comedy · Crime/Gangster · Movies · Sexual/Erotic

After the Sunset (2004)

September 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

After the Sunset (2004)

I‘ve seen this movie in theatre couple of years ago, and now it was again on TNT in HD. I remember from the first time I saw it that there was a lot of confusion because at the same exact [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Comedy · DVD · Movies · Romance · TV

Superbad (2007)

August 20th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Superbad (2007)

No matter how bad or filthy the jokes is, the key to its delivery is perfect timing. And this movie is super bad! It’s full of sexual humor, the F word was said hundreds of times, and even the closing credits have [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Movies · Sexual/Erotic

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

August 19th, 2007 · No Comments

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (2005)

A struggling actor/comedian Albert Brooks, played by a comedian Albert Brooks (The Simpsons Movie, The in-laws, Doctor Dolittle, Taxi Driver, Real Life, Lost in America etc.), receives a letter from the State Department. First he thinks [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

August 15th, 2007 · 1 Comment

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (2005)

I love the Douglas Adams’s book (the 5-part trilogy). It was not easy to read, but it was hilarious. The twisted logic, the irony and the wild imagination in every story of the book – so funny. And [...]

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Tags: Adventure · Comedy · Cult Films · DVD · Movies

Delicatessen (1991)

August 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Delicatessen (1991)

This movie is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeonet, same guy who directed “Le Fabuleux destin d’Amelie Poulain” (aka “Amelie” in US release), which was so big in Europe and which I love so much. So I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that [...]

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Tags: Comedy · Cult Films · DVD · Dark comedy · Film Noir · Foreign · France · Movies

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

August 11th, 2007 · No Comments

Rush Hour 3 (2007)

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are back for the third installment of the cop buddy comedy (hasn’t this summer been good for all sorts of threequels?) and they are after Chinese triads this time – in Paris! And, on top of [...]

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Tags: Action · Comedy · Movies

Saint Ralph (2004)

August 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Saint Ralph (2004)

1954. 14-year old Ralph is about to become an orphan: he doesn’t have a father and his mother is seriously ill. As a penance for sinful behavior at his Ontario Roman Catholic school’s pool he is assigned to a cross-country running [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Comedy · DVD · Drama · Movies

Divorzio all’italiana (1961)

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

A.k.a. “Divorce Italian Style” (USA). I saw this movie when I was a kid. Starring Marcello Mastroianni (my mom is still in love with him) and Stefania Sandrelli. Enough had been said about this movie in the past 46 years. Just wanted to [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Comedy · DVD · Foreign · Italy · Movies

Knocked Up (2006)

July 23rd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Knocked Up (2006)

This is the only movie in the past 10 years that I came back to the theater to watch again a week after the first viewing. And both times I laughted so hard my face hurt. Best movie of the summer!
The [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies

Epic Movie (2007)

July 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Epic Movie (2007)

In spring there weren’t that many good movies, and I was nagging for several weeks to go to see this movie in the local movie theater, and, boy, am I glad I didn’t! What a turd! I started to watch it [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies