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Rik Mayall - A Memorial
A piece commemorating the wacky and raucous comedic stylings of Rik Mayall. An incredibly talented and gifted British comedian with boundless energy and attitude. His death this Monday sent shock waves throughout the comedy community.
Sharknado Movie Review (Yep.)
Picture this: the biggest hurricane in existence is coming to Los Angeles (for some reason that defies meteorological logic). On its own, it will cause untold damage. But in its trip across the Pacific, it has sucked up an untold amount of deadly sharks (???) on the way. I wish I was kidding.
Shaun of the Dead Movie Review
What would a modern-day zombie apocalypse look like from the average Joe’s perspective? Turns out, it’s a bit less heroic and a bit more practical than other movies would have you think. This new Giggleween classic is a relentless blend of humor and gore, and is worth seeing at least twice.
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 Blues Brothers Movie Review
From my other reviews it should be obvious: I have a deep, deep love of late-seventies-early-eighties comedies brought about by the perfect storm of the likes of John Landis and assorted Saturday Night Live inaugural cast like John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. Here’s the one with the best soundtrack.
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