I continue to be nostalgic for comedy that doesn't require constant profanity or a surfeit of fart gags to succeed, that relies instead on subtle, clever scripts and witty dialogue; movies that in the end give their audiences some credit for brains and taste.
If your summer reading includes Ron Chernow's MASSIVE George Washington: A Life, you're going to need some relief, aren't you? Here are a few biographies that are sometimes edifying and a bit more, uhhh, recreational.
Naughty, funny boys have dominated the big screen for a while now. They frolic through Judd Apatow's and Adam Sandler's comedic masterpieces, charming...
There are those who will scream "DISAPPOINTMENT!" because Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opened with $200 million in its first five days two years ago. If $180 million in six days is disappointment, sign me up for failure anytime.
While worth seeing, some will find Bridesmaids, as I did, a little too raunchy. Having a woman defecate in a sink was too much for me.
Being really frakkin' geeky is in - Stan Lee is responsible for approximately half of the summer blockbusters this year (again), Glee is at Comic Con,...
Last night, I went to the AMC Multiplex in Edgewater to watch Bridesmaids, and I have to say, it was actually pretty good. I'm not just saying that be...
So what does today's woman want? Well, it seems she wants to be as bawdy and badly behaved as her comedic forefathers. Oh, but she'd like to still look cute doing it.
It's too soon to predict that Bridesmaids will come close to the $175 million total of There's Something About Mary, but it's pretty much guaranteed that the funniest film of 2011 will make it to $100 million.
The advance buzz on Bridesmaids was to call it the female version of The Hangover. It was going to show that women could be just as raucous as men. It also has is a sweet center that makes it acceptable across the board.
I want to see a female character in a movie who is hilarious and odd but also smart as a whip and super successful; someone we can laugh at but also aspire to be -- someone we genuinely like.
Here is my loving playlist for this weekend's blessed event -- the wide release of a big mainstream comedy starring so many funny ladies -- and for all the sexy solace provided by funny women everywhere.
Paul comes from the team that brought us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, but director Edgar Wright has been replaced by Greg Mottola. And that substitution makes all the difference.
Simon Pegg used to think he saw UFOs as a boy in Great Britain. "But it always turned out to be an airplane," he says. "I was seeing things in the sk...
In this week's episode, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski debate the merits of domesticated dragons as they analyze How to Train Your Dragon.
Like the least of the Dreamworks films, Dragon suffers from a shortage of jokes. But it has a strong enough story and animation to keep kids fascinated and even adults occupied.