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One for the Money

Now go, Kat, go! Away.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Last time Hollywood tried to build a franchise on a best-selling series of mystery novels and a gun-toting actress, the year was 1991 and the result was V.I. Warshawski, and it pretty much killed the career of its star, Kathleen Turner.
 
Monday, May 14, 2012

Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie

Great job!


Comedy

Rod Lott
When a movie's opening-credits logos are funny, you're in for quite a trip. Tim & Eric's Billion Dollar Movie is indeed a trip — an acid one, to be precise. Whether it's good or bad depends entirely on your acceptance of ... oh, to pick a scene at random, a character held against his will in a bathtub being filled with the diarrhea of four children.
 
Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Strip Strip Hooray!

Makes the 'bump and grind' into a real grind.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Wonder what put lead in your great-grandfather's pencil? Watch any of the six filmed burlesque shows collected on Something Weird Video's double-disc Strip Strip Hooray! set. From 1949 to 1953, from 61 to 83 minutes, these stationary-camera pictures simply present what played out onstage.
 
Friday, May 4, 2012

Donald Glover: Weirdo

The ‘Community’ star graduates to head of his comedic class.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Donald Glover is more than just an actor on NBC's sitcom Community, and Weirdo, his stand-up special shot in New York City, is more than just rape and poop jokes, although many of both exist.

 
Monday, April 23, 2012

The Sitter

More adventures in babysitting.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Jonah Hill's had a great past few months: the shedding of 100 pounds, an Oscar nomination for Moneyball and a current sleeper smash with 21 Jump Street. Imagine how much greater things could've been, had audiences actually stood in line to sit for The Sitter when it opened in December. It's hardly holiday fare.
 
Monday, March 26, 2012

Breaking Wind

Pffffffttttttt.


Comedy

Rod Lott
You need not have seen a single Twilight film to get the jokes in the parody Breaking Wind, because there aren’t any.
 
Monday, March 19, 2012

National Lampoon's The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

This 300 parody registers as a 0.


Comedy

Rod Lott
I understand 300 was a huge hit, but was it such a cultural milestone that it deserves — by my count — three feature-length parodies? And if it does, why not a good one? Hell, I'd settle for a mediocre one.
 
Monday, March 12, 2012

Carnage

Can’t we all just get along? Roman Polanski’s amusing comedy of manners, ‘Carnage,’ suggests not.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Given the tumultuous and tragic nature of director/child rapist Roman Polanski’s life, it’s no surprise he rarely touches comedy. Until the recent “Carnage,” only 1967’s “The Fearless Vampire Killers” and 1986’s flop “Pirates” gunned for laughs.
 
Friday, March 9, 2012

Annie Hall

Love is too weak a word.


Comedy

Phil Bacharach
What’s there to say about Annie Hall? It’s an American classic, arguably Woody Allen’s finest film and perhaps one of the best romantic comedies of all time. The fact that it served as a turning point for Allen from full-bore comedies to more ambitious (if just as funny) stuff can make it easy to take for granted.
 
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Hell on Earth

And it feels like it.


Comedy

Rod Lott
In simplest terms, producer Ted Bohus’ new-to-DVD “Hell on Earth” reads a lot like his most famous film, the new-to-Blu “The Deadly Spawn”: Most of it takes place in one house, with a family and a few invited friends menaced by an otherworldly force.
 
Friday, February 24, 2012

The Catechism Cataclysm

Oh, Lord, this film is as funny as it is strange. And ‘strange’ is an understatement.


Comedy

Rod Lott
As "The Catechism Cataclysm" begins, the audience first hears that this is "110 percent a real story." Although it's said by a priest, take it with a sack of salt — not just because he's not speaking to us, but because writer/director Todd Rohal's unconventional (to say the least) comedy is all about effing with viewers.
 
Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

They wish you a raunchy Christmas in this happy new year.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Although the holidays are officially a month in the rearview mirror, the 19th greatest Christmas story ever told — according to co-star Thomas Lennon, at least — is brand-new to Blu: "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas," the third chapter in the unlikely comedy franchise of two best-bud stoners.
 
Thursday, February 2, 2012

Period of Adjustment / Tall Story

Before she was a serious actress, Jane Fonda was seriously fun.


Comedy

Rod Lott
Now available from Warner Archive, 1962's "Period of Adjustment," is very much of its time: one where people would "drink a bicarb" for sour stomachs, where spouses slept in separate beds, where Jane Fonda was quite the cutie, despite near-beehive hair.
 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mr. Popper’s Penguins / The Smurfs

Doing Dad’s dirty work again.


Comedy

Audrey Lott
Hello, it’s me, Audrey. I’m still in sixth grade.
 
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

So funny, you’ll squeal like a pig.


Comedy

Rod Lott
No scientific studies exist as of yet, but I believe "Tucker and Dale vs Evil" has both the best and worst trailer of this century — best because it accurately portrays the comedy as genuinely clever and funny, worst because it gives away so many spoilers.
 
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
 
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