Category Archives: Comedy

The Identical (2014)

Opening in the 1930’s Mississippi, in what could be a John Steinbeck novel, a man tries to find work to support him and his pregnant wife. He returns home with no luck to find his wife had given birth to … Continue reading

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Call Me Claus (2001)

Finding the Christmas Spirit Call Me Claus is a simple made-for-cable-TV movie starring Whoopi Goldberg and Nigel Hawthorne. Goldberg is Lucy Collins who is a successful TV producer for a shopping network. Lucy is searching for the perfect Santa Claus to … Continue reading

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Juno (2007)

Under the direction of Jason Reitman and with a script by Diablo Cody, Juno breaks the mold of usual comedies. The film is so different from most films that there is very little doubt that it is something special. What … Continue reading

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Ghostbusters (1984)

A quiet librarian, who is a tiny woman, gently returns books to their shelves. Around her, books are beginning to move . . . off the shelves and around the library. This is just one of what will become many psychic … Continue reading

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Alan Partridge (2014)

More than twenty years ago Steve Coogan created the character Alan Partridge as a fictional sports reporter for the current affairs program on BBC called “On the Hour.” For those fans of Philomena, this is not the same Steve Coogan. … Continue reading

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About Last Night (2014)

This remake of a 1980’s film of the same title stars Kevin Hart as Bernie, which was originally played by Jim Belushi and made Jim Belushi. The 1980’s About Last Night put Belushi on the map and his career took … Continue reading

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American Hustle (2013)

American Hustle received nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor: Christian Bale, Best Actress: Amy Adams, Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper, Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, Best Director: David O. Russell, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, and … Continue reading

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Home Alone (1990)

When I was a kid, I remember anxiously waiting for the chance to stay home alone. It was as if to stay home alone without a parent or another sibling was to receive some outstanding award. It was proof that … Continue reading

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

It’s hard to believe that Who Framed Roger Rabbit is twenty-five years old! The film hit the big screen in 1988. I was eight when I saw the film. Three of my cousins and I along with our Papa went to see … Continue reading

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Parental Guidance (2012)

First Thoughts Billy Crystal and Bette Midler star in the hilarious comedy about grandparents who have been asked to watch their grandchildren for a week. At first, I wasn’t too sure about this film. It was on my “wait-for-DVD” list. … Continue reading

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