I heartily endorse the original Hangover. Now we've got Part III. And yes, I recognize that the Roman numeral is meant as a joke -- but I have to point out that it's about as funny as many of the gags in this uneven and busy film.
In all the fuss over Veronica Mars and Zach Braff raising millions of dollars on Kickstarter, people are getting stuck in the trees and missing the forest. The crowd-funding/Kickstarter movement in general is changing the fundamental paradigm of film financing from "investing" in films to "donating" to them.
This week's Zach Galifianakis-hosted "SNL" felt at times that the cast was just sitting around waiting for the reaction to final sketch of the night -- which turned out to be one of the most ambitious sketches in recent memory.
The Bitter Buddha, directed by first-time filmmaker Steven Feinartz, is an in-depth portrait of the life of comic Eddie Pepitone.
With the rise of more confessional, experimental, and storytelling styles in the exploding category of alternative standup comedy, it seems that the angry comic has largely been left by the wayside. But comedian Eddie Pepitone clearly never received that note.
While it's funny to watch the guys in The Hangoverpiece together a disastrous night, America has far less to laugh about. Piece by piece, Obama has tried to restore a nation hooked on George W. Bush's inebriation to a nation that is sober.
If you are going to see one movie this summer pass on the pirate, banish the bat, turn down the Terminator and spit on the spider. Instead, consider joining The Campaign, which is already in progress.
The Campaign exceeded my expectations by ignoring partisan politics and instead poking fun at the realities of modern campaigning, the role of wealthy donors, our gaffe-obsessed media, and, in the end, on voters themselves.
Camp Koch has responded to Galifianakis's $0 attack on the brothers' characters in an awesomely catty statement suggesting that someone in Camp Koch has viewed The Hangover Part II.
OK, so here's what you need to know about me before reading this review of The Campaign: I think Will Ferrell is a brilliant man with an enticing halfro and Zach Galifianakis is a demigod. So, you know, this review might be a bit biased, but I assure you there are no spoilers.
Here's why I'd almost be willing to give The Campaign a pass on the fact that it's sloppy, inconsistent and only intermittently funny.
This week found Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert trying to delicately deal with the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the other late night hosts mo...
The Campaign plays the current election season for laughs. Candidates for Congress, Will Ferrell as Cam Brady and Zach Galifianakis as Marty Huggins vie for votes in a how-low-can-you-go campaign.
Morgan Spurlock's topic is masculinity, masculine vanity and where they intersect. He breaks it down mostly by varieties of body hair: the hair on your head mustaches, beards, body hair and the notion of the metrosexual.
I don't know if I can properly articulate why I love the comedy of Tim Heidecker and Eric Warheim. The duo are more polarizing than Newt Gingrich and dubstep music.