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Slapstick is a genre of comedy that is widely under-appreciated. Most people see it as a low form, without appreciating all of the artistry that's present when it's done right.
Slapstick Comedy - A second-by-second breakdown
If ballet dancing is the most elegant form of physical expression, then slapstick comedy has been given an ill-fitting reputation as its beer-swilling knucklehead cousin no everyone turns their nose up at. Here's why you shouldn't.
Spaceballs Movie Review
The biggest-grossing box office hit Mel Brooks has had to date is, surprisingly enough, not his best. However, it co-starred Joan Rivers in a rather hilarious performance, and deserves to be mentioned regardless. Take a look at what happens when the master of satire goes Sci-Fi.
Team America Movie Review
What happens when the demented geniuses behind South Park make a movie specifically to lampoon the United State’s 2000’s-era foreign policy? You get, quite simply, the most raunchy, profane, over-the-top movie ever made (with puppets).
Thank You For Smoking Movie Review
Satire is break dancing of humor: everyone thinks they can do it, but only a few do it well. Thankfully, for all the “satire” movie equivalents of drunk white dudes trying to do the robot, we have movies like Thank You for Smoking, which serve those poser films with its funky fresh moves.
The Birdcage Movie Review
A classic of the mid-90s, The Birdcage is the tale of an engagement bringing about ridiculous circumstances when two families with completely opposed beliefs and values meet each other for the first time. A hilarious addition to any movie night, just use discretion when involving the kids.
The Muppet Christmas Carol Movie Review
How do you take a classic Christmas tale that has some really screwed up imagery which we keep telling to our children and make it overly kid-friendly? You add the greatest comedy troupe in the world. Not the Monty Python. Not Broken Lizard. You add in Jim Henson’s Muppets. And they slay it.
Top 5 Kevin Smith Movies
An incredibly popular movie director in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Kevin Smith found a way to write, direct, and produce funny movies that not only paid tribute his roots, but had an intellectual and clever spin that was far from the norm for comedies of the day.
Top 5 Mel Brooks Movies
Mel Brooks is an comedy icon, and his films have spanned over fifty years. From fart jokes to slapstick, from the Old West to Transylvania - I present you with the top five of his side-splitting comedies and why you should watch them.
Trading Places Movie Review
Where John Hughes was the master of the PG-13 comedy in the 80s, John Landis owned the R-rated comedy category back then. This classic starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd amidst the high-stakes world of commodities training is a hilarious and surprisingly well-researched dive into the other side.
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