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Posts tagged ‘Comedies’

22
Sep

Photo Play – Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

by HELEN GEIB

a man who understands the importance of tea time

Around the World in 80 Days (1956)

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24
Feb

Photo Play – My Man Godfrey (1936)

by HELEN GEIB

aren’t these credits terrific?

My Man Godfrey (1936)

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19
Nov

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: The World’s End (2013)

by NIR SHALEV

The World's End (2013)

The story begins 20 years back in the quaint British town of Newton Haven, where a group of five teenagers attempt to complete The Golden Mile: a pub crawl that encompasses 12 pubs. They fail to reach the last three pubs but will never forget the adventure they had that day. We fast forward to the present and follow that old group’s leader Gary King (Simon Pegg), now almost middle-aged and an alcoholic. Gary plans to meet up with the old crew and convince them to try again for The Golden Mile, this time actually completing it. Read more »

22
Jul

Photo Play – The Great Race (1965)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: Hollywood dreams of the City of Light

The Great Escape (1965)

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15
Jul

Photo Play – How to Steal a Million (1966)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: Hollywood dreams of the City of Light

How to Steal a Million (1966)

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11
Jun

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: It’s a Disaster (2012)

by NIR SHALEV

It's a Disaster (2012)

They say that alcohol is a powerful truth serum, that people tend to speak the truth when inebriated. Well, for the most part that’s accurate. But nothing brings out the truth in people like the end of the world. Read more »

4
Jun

On DVD/Blu-ray – Capsule Review: Warm Bodies (2013)

by HELEN GEIB

Warm Bodies (2013)

Romeo and Juliet and Zombies”. The best movie of the year so far is unexpectedly a representative of that most dreaded of contemporary cultural phenomena, the literary mash-up. High school educators and Hollywood alike persist in thinking that the target audience for the Shakespearean romance is the age of its doomed lovers. That’s still not true of Warm Bodies even with several years added to the characters’ ages and tragedy (mostly) replaced by comedy. Read more »

6
May

Photo Play – Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

by HELEN GEIB

This month on Photo Play: fair English flowers

Cold Comfort Farm (1995)

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18
Dec

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: Liberal Arts (2012)

by NIR SHALEV

Liberal Arts (2012)

Writer/director Josh Radnor stars as Jesse, a 35-year old who returns to his alma mater in order to attend his favorite college professor’s retirement party. While there, he also meets a 19-year old college student named Zibby (Elizabeth Olsen). Before Jesse goes back home, he and Zibby exchange numbers. Read more »

11
Dec

On DVD/Blu-ray – Review: Ted (2012)

by NIR SHALEV

As a young boy, John Bennett once received a Christmas gift of a teddy bear. He loved his teddy bear very much, and one night he made a wish that he’d become a real best friend. Well, the following morning his teddy bear was able to walk on its own and talk. John’s parents freaked out and held up kitchen knives. But after a few seconds, reality had kicked in and everyone was calm again. Read more »