Comedy

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Fantasia 2021: "Frank and Zed" Review

Jesse Blanchard's wonderfully violent, hilarious, and heartwarming puppet horror comedy is gloriously entertaining and worth seeking out if you ever have the opportunity. Easily one of my favorites from Fantasia 2021.

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How Beetlejuice Aged Like Milk

Beetlejuice is a beloved Halloween classic that's spawned a cartoon and a musical. But is it aging well?

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"The Little Rascals-The ClassicFlix Restorations, Vol. 1" Blu-ray Review

For almost 100 years, audiences have enjoyed the antics of The Little Rascals. Now, ClassicFlix is releasing the films on Blu-ray discs for the first time. Marshall Fish reviews volume one in the series.

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"Mandibles" (2021) Review: An Unfunny and Aimless Comedy

The ninth film from Quentin Dupieux, the French filmmaker behind other odd cinematic outings such as "Rubber," "Wrong," and "Deerskin." Mandibles attempts to be a quirky comedy, but is mostly just a waste of time.

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"Space Jam: A New Legacy": A Decent and Fair Game

"Space Jam: A New Legacy" is a standalone sequel to the 1996 live-action/animated hybrid film "Space Jam." Though familiar and "controversial", the movie is entertaining with good acting, impressive animation, and a fair supply of heart to appeal to both basketball and Looney Tunes fans.

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Why "Ready to Rumble" Deserves a Second Chance

This 2000 film has been panned by critics since its debut, but is the criticism of "Ready to Rumble" fair?

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Should I Watch..? 'Duplicity'

With a dynamite pairing at the centre of this complicated rom-com, this film should have been explosive. Sadly, Benjamin Cox thinks this film is actually a bit of a dud.

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Underrated Gems That Are Not Talked About Enough: "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World"

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley tackle the end of the world while trying to get to the people they love. Although this is not a gut-busting comedy, it has a unique story with interesting characters that will leave you inspired, sad, and lonely.

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Should I Watch..? 'A Hard Day's Night'

As amazing as it seems today, expectations were low for this modest pop exploitation film. But Benjamin Cox discovers that it actually proved to be one of the greatest examples of such ever seen.

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Vault Movie Review: “Impractical Jokers: The Movie”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Impractical Jokers: The Movie” starring Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn, Sal Vulcano, and more!

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Movie Review: "Bad Trip"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Bad Trip" starring Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, Tiffany Haddish, and more!

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Review: "Promising Young Woman"

Carey Mulligan delivers a career defining performance in a tragic film disguised as a comedy in which she seeks to avenge those that raped her friend. It is also a strong directing and writing debut for Emerald Fennell.

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Should I Watch..? 'Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult'

The third and final Naked Gun film had a lot to live up but if anyone can make a film funny, it's Leslie Nielsen. Benjamin Cox looks back at the end of one of his favourite franchises - Pizza Express.

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Should I Watch..? 'Bewitched' (2005)

Remember that phase in the Noughties when old TV shows were revamped for movies? Well, this is the one that brought things to a juddering halt. Benjamin Cox prepares to smash his stake through this film's heart, if he can find it.

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"Coming 2 America" (2021): A Very Disappointed Movie Review

"Coming to America" is an undisputed Eddie Murphy/John Landis comedy classic! One that I have loved since I was a kid... Over 30 years later we now finally have a sequel... how does it hold up though? Let's find out!

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"Coming to America" (1988): A Funny Fairytale Movie Review

"Coming to America" is a true '80s comedy classic that I've loved since I was a kid. It stars one of my absolute favorite comedic stars of all time. Seeing how its sequel has come out on Amazon Prime, it feels like now is the perfect time to take a look back at the original!

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"Tom & Jerry" (2021): A Passable yet Improved Feat of the Hanna-Barbera Duo

"Tom & Jerry" is a 2021 live-action/animated hybrid film based on the Hanna-Barbera characters of the same name. While it pays respect to the source material with inventive animation and decent laughs, it falls standard with an unoriginal story, basic characters and questionable direction.

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Movie Review: “Locked Down”

This is a non-spoiler review of "Locked Down" starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anne Hathaway, Dulé Hill, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'The Mask' (1994)

As CG began heralding a new dawn in film-making in the early nineties, Jim Carrey's manic performance demonstrated exactly what the technology could be capable of. Benjamin Cox looks back at the green-faced goon's first outing - smokin'!

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Should I Watch..? 'Clue'

A film based on a board game might not be the nuttiest concept in Hollywood but it did give us a true cult classic in the form of this somewhat experimental picture. Benjamin Cox does the old 'good cop, bad cop' routine.

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Should I Watch..? 'Viva Las Vegas'

Widely considered one of the better films of his career, Elvis struck gold with the natural pairing of The King and Sin City. But there is also genuine chemistry with his leading lady, as Benjamin Cox discovers.

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Movie Review: “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”

This is a non-spoiler review of “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” starring Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, and more!

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Movie Review: “Fargo”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Fargo” starring William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buschemi, and more!

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Should I Watch..? 'Knives Out'

Forget your dusty Agatha Christie adaptations because Rian Johnson brings the old-fashioned murder mystery back up to date - by harking back to dusty Agatha Christie adaptations. Benjamin Cox explains.

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"The Big Lebowski" Film Review - The Dividends of Being a Tumbleweed

Let's have a look at The Big Lebowski, a modern classic. Somewhere out there the Dude takes it easy for all of us sinners.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Blues Brothers'

Forget the sequel because this seminal Eighties hit is still well worth a watch. Benjamin Cox grabs his Ray-Bans, plugs his amp in and settles back for possibly the craziest musical ever filmed.

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"Scooby-Doo" (2002): Scooby's First and Frail Live-Action Flick

"Scooby-Doo" is a 2002 live-action/CGI movie based on the long-running Scooby-Doo franchise. While satirically ambitious with a decent cast, the movie is flawed with a confusing tone, uncanny visual effects, and jokes that range from lazy to uncomfortable for family movie standards.

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"Joe Versus the Volcano" - A Quirky Fable About Presentism

Joe Versus the Volcano is an interesting, but far from perfect movie about acquiescence. Surrender to what is. Only water in disguise.

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2020 Netflix Halloween Countdown: “Hubie Halloween”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Hubie Halloween” starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Julie Bowen, and more!

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'Hubie Halloween' (2020) A Sandler-rific Movie Review

Sandler supposedly vowed to make the worst movie of all time if he was snubbed at the Oscars for his performance in 'Uncut Gems'... This definitely isn't the worst movie of all time, or even the worst of his filmography, but he seems to be trying to do terribly again.

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"Unpregnant" Movie Review

It’s quite conceivable that Veronica (Haley Lu Richardson), the shoo-in valedictorian at her Missouri high school, has never failed a test in her life. When we meet her, however, in the opening frames of the HBO Max original Unpregnant, she’s not getting the result she wanted on a very different...

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"Love, Guaranteed" Movie Review

For a movie that seems like something stolen directly from The Hallmark Channel’s production room (right down to the casting of Hallmark mainstay Rachel Leigh Cook), Netflix’s new cheeseball rom-com Love, Guaranteed actually has a few things going for it (not the least of which is, in fact, Cook)...

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Movie Review: “The Sleepover”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Sleepover” starring Sadie Stanley, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, and more!

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Movie Review: “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” starring Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams, Dan Stevens, and more!

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Movie Review: “Desperados”

This is a non-spoiler review of “Desperados” starring Nasim Pedrad, Anna Camp, Lamorne Morris, and more!

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Movie Review: "Palm Springs"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Palm Springs" starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, and more!

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Remembering "Teen Wolf" (1985)

A retrospective look at 1985's classic, "Teen Wolf."

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Incompatible Movie Couples: "You’ve Got Mail"

Would Kathleen and Joe's relationship have lasted? Warning: contains spoilers.

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Should I Watch..? 'The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear'

Hollywood's greatest detective is back for another case. We're truly sorry about that. Benjamin Cox calls his partner for back-up.

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"Desperados" Movie Review

The worst thing about the new Netflix original Desperados isn’t the fact that it completely squanders all the goodwill that the streaming service has recently built up with fun originals like Always Be My Maybe, The Half of It, and the recent Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga...

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Movie Review: "Office Chrismtas Party"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Office Christmas Party" starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, and more!

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'Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway' (2020) Review: Madness in Its Purest Form

Now available on the Arrow Video Channel, YouTube, and Google Play. Miguel Llansó's second feature film wears its influences on its sleeve and offers a uniquely bizarre and gloriously imaginative vision that shatters genre expectations.

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Movie Review: "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

This is a non-spoiler review of "Keeping Up with the Joneses" starring Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher, Jon Hamm, and more!

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'Blindspotting' (2018) - Film Review

'Blindspotting' is a comedy-drama movie that tackles some really serious and harrowing racial issues that have never been more relevant than right now. It does this in such an original and imaginative way, which makes for a fantastic movie!

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Movie Review: “The Lovebirds”

This is a non-spoiler review of “The Lovebirds” starring Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Paul Sparks, and more!

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"Military Wives" Movie Review

Twenty-two years after The Full Monty (and eleven since his last film, the ill-fated The Rocker), director Peter Cattaneo is back with Military Wives. Getting its wide debut on Hulu after premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last September, the film dramatizes the creation of ...

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'The Nice Guys' (2016) - Film Review

This is an in-depth review of 'The Nice Guys', directed by Shane Black.

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Movie Review: "The Wrong Missy"

This is a non-spoiler review of "The Wrong Missy" starring David Spade, Lauren Lapkus, Nick Swardson, and more!

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"James vs. His Future Self" Movie Review

Ask anyone who’s ever time-traveled, and they’ll all tell you the same thing—never, under any circumstance, ever do anything that could mess up the space-time continuum. And that goes double when it comes to interacting with yourself from the future. Or the past. Or… whenever. All that goes ...

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"Harvey" Ending: Is the Rabbit Real?

Explore whether Harvey the rabbit is imaginary or real in classic 1950 film "Harvey"!