Category Archive: Comedy

31 Days of Halloween 2016 #15 – I feel re-animated

I’ve never seen Re-Animator (1985), so I went in with no expectations, and came out surprised and re-animated.  The reason I didn’t think much of it is because the story sounds very plain,… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 2016 – #31 Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein (1974) is the kind of movie crafted with joy and energy.  You can see Gene Wilder, Teri Garr, Marty Feldman and cast really having fun with this one.  This is a light comedy,… Continue reading

How bad is Star Trek V? Where are the good parts?

Okay, so Star Trek V is a bad movie.  We know that already.  It’s got stupid and corny acting and the effects stink, but are there any good parts?  So begins The Search for… Continue reading

The Lobster (2015) has satire, a confusing ending, and metaphors – GOOD STUFF

The Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has given us a droll satire criticizing relationships and the black and white world in which we live.  It’s extremely smart and very funny.  It’s not funny in… Continue reading

Some vampires from New Zealand made a comedy

What We Do in the Shadows (2015) is a comedy about some vampires who share a flat together, and their misadventures being idiots.  Vampires are a good vehicle to lead an offbeat comedy, because the… Continue reading

90 Minute Movies – Office Space (1999) #movies #comedy

A studio executive once told the director Mike Judge that his movie was boring and lacked energy, which is ironic if you think about it, because the movie itself critiques every clueless executive… Continue reading

The Man Who Walked Like a Zombie and Broke Stuff

Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest movie has him playing a man who recently lost his wife, so he walks through life like an uncaring zombie.  Demolition (2015) is not about the zombie apocalypse, despite Gyllenhaal’s best efforts… Continue reading

Vampires and Comedy and Dead Celebrities

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) was recently on television, and I finally got to see this rare horror comedy first hand.  This was the last movie Sharon Tate ever did before being murdered by the Manson Family.… Continue reading

Are there any good comedies out there?

I guess I was sufing Netflix and I was let down by the lack of choices I haven’t seen.  Mostly, there are a hell of a lot of crappy spoof movies.  Recently, it’s… Continue reading

The Quick and the Dead (1995) cliche festival

I think even director Sam Raimi will admit that there are a lot of clichés in The Quick and the Dead (1995), but he guns them down like a satire or a black… Continue reading

The Fifth Element is a comedy based on symbolism

There are a lot of comedy and sci-fi movies out there, but I can’t think of one that tried to combine those two elements in order to make fun of symbolism.  There is… Continue reading

The Interview is online

Netflix started showing The Interview despite threats from North Korea, and I’m getting a little nervous writing this.  Is this thing bugged?  The Interview is probably the most controversial movie since The Passion… Continue reading

Clue: The Movie – Who is the murderer?

Before anybody ever thought Battleship could be a movie, there was Clue: The Movie in 1985.  This is an over-the-top comedy I’ve seen a couple of times now and I was cringing each… Continue reading

The Ghost and Mr Chicken plus the legacy of syndication

The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966) is Don Knotts’ best movie.  Many, many familiar faces from television fame appear and the movie feels like a fun, television comedy show.  Don Knotts is a… Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween 25 – Shaun of the Dead

If you’ve never heard of this movie, shame on you, because it is a classic zombie horror comedy.  Mixing horror and comedy is not easy to do.  The Raven (1963) did it and… Continue reading

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