Category Archives: Comedy

Django Unchained

A German bounty hunter and a former slave named Django join forces to capture and kill criminals and slave owners while rescuing Django’s wife from a brutal plantation owner. Writer:  Quentin Tarantino Director:  Quentin Tarantino Stars:  Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson Run time/Rating:  165 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter My mind was […]

Pitch Perfect

Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school’s all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition. (IMDB) Writers:  Kay Cannon (screenplay), Mickey Rapkin (book) Director:  Jason Moore Stars:   Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson Run time/Rating:  112 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn […]

Private Parts

An expectantly funny but surprisingly sweet story about the King of All Media with his college sweetheart and his rise to become the biggest name in Radio. Writers:  Len Blum (Screenplay) Howard Stern (Book) Director: Betty Thomas Stars:  Howard Stern, Mary McCormack and Robin Quivers Runtime/Rating: 109 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn In order to enjoy Private Parts, you […]

Silver Lingings Playbook

A genius but unlikely comedy about mental illness, death, dance, sports and love that is one of the best movies of the year with 3 performances that are such a pleasure to watch. Writers:  David O. Russell (screenplay), Matthew Quick (Novel) Director:  David O. Russell Stars:  Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro Run time/Rating:  122 Minutes/ […]

Blades of Glory

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men’s single competition. Presently, however, they’ve found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team. (IMDB) Writers:  Jeff Cox, Greg Cox, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky  Director:  Josh Gordon, Will Speck Stars:  Will Ferrell, Jon Heder and Amy Poehler Runtime/Raiting:  93 […]

Stranger Than Fiction

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (IMDB) Writer:  Zach Helm Director:  Marc Forster Stars:  Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson and Dustin Hoffman Runtime/Raiting:  113 Minutes/ PG -13 Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with […]

Elf

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (IMDB) Writer:  David Berebaum Director:  Jon Favreau Stars:   Will Ferrell, James Caan and Bob Newhart Runtime/Raiting:  97 Minutes/ PG Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter […]

Zoolander

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. (IMDB) Writers:  Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg Director:  Ben Stiller Stars:  Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen Runtime/Raiting:  89 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn with Butter This Quick Popcorn Review was taken from […]

Talladega Nights

#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby’s talent and devotion are put to the test. (IMDB) Writers:  Will Ferrell, Adam McKay  Director:  Adam Mckay Stars:  Will […]

Step Brothers

Two aimless middle-aged losers still living at home are forced against their will to become roommates when their parents get married. Writers:  Will Ferrell (screenplay), Adam McKay  Director:  Adam Mckay Stars:  Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Mary Steenburgen Runtime/Raiting:  98 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This Quick Popcorn Review was taken from […]

Anchorman

Ron Burgundy is San Diego’s top rated newsman in the male dominated broadcasting of the 1970’s, but that’s all about to change when a new female employee with ambition to burn arrives in his office. Writers:  Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Director:  Adam McKay Stars:  Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate and Steve Carell Runtime/Raiting:  94 Minutes/R Popcorn […]

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. Writer:  Mike Myers Director:  Jay Roach Stars:  Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley and Michael York Runtime/Raiting:  94 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter Review Coming Soon.  This Quick […]

Old School

  Three middle adged men rally around their divorced friend and cheer him up by reliving the college life. Writers:  Todd Phillips, Scot Armstrong Director:  Todd Phillips Stars:  Luke Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell Runtime/Raiting:  91 Minutes/R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This Quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Will Ferrell Movies List: Old […]

The Campaign

In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust long-term congressman Cam Brady by putting up a rival candidate. Their man: naive Marty Huggins, director of the local Tourism Center. (IMDB) Writers:  Chris Henchy, Shawn Harwell Director:  Jay Roach Stars:  Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis Runtime/Rating:  […]

The Trip

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country’s finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. (IMDB) Director:  Michael Winterbottom Stars:  Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Paul Popplewell Runtime/Rating:  107 Minutes/ NR Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with […]

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend’s seven evil exes in order to win her heart.  (IMDB) Writer:  Edgar Wright Director:  Edgar Wright Stars:  Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Kieran Culkin Runtime/Rating:  112 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2010 List: It […]

Up in the Air

With a job that has him traveling around the country firing people, Ryan Bingham leads an empty life out of a suitcase, until his company does the unexpected: ground him. (IMDB) Writers:   Jason Reitman (Screenplay), Walter Kirn (novel), Director:  Jason Reitman Stars:   George Clooney, Vera Farmiga and Anna Kendrick Runtime/Rating:  109 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butterh5> […]

500 Days of Summer

An offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists, and the young man who falls for her. (IMDB) Writes:  Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber Director:  Scott Webb Stars:  Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Geoffrey Arend Runtime/Rating:  95 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn with Butter This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten […]

Fantastic Mr. Fox

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers’ retaliation.(IMDB) Writers:  Wes Anderson (Screenplay), Roald Dahl (Novel) Director:  Wes Anderson Stars:   George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman Runtime/Rating:  87 Minutes/ PG Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn This quick Popcorn Review was taken from the Top Ten Movies of 2009 […]

Zombieland

A shy student trying to reach his family in Ohio, and a gun-toting tough guy trying to find the Last Twinkie and a pair of sisters trying to get to an amusement park join forces to travel across a zombie-filled America. Writers:  Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick Director:  Ruben Fleischer Stars:   Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson Runtime/Rating:  88 Minutes/R Popcorn […]

Mansome

A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore – what does it mean to be a man? (IMDB) Director:  Morgan Spurlock Stars:  Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Morgan Spurlock Runtime/Rating: 82 Minutes/ PG-13 Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn To groom or not to groom, that is the question: Whether […]

Sleeping Dogs Lie

A recently engaged woman’s life is thrown into turmoil after confessing to her fiancé that she once experimented with bestiality. Writer:  Bobcat Goldthwait Director:  Bobcat Goldthwait Stars:  Melinda Page Hamilton, Bryce Johnson, Geoff Pierson Runtime/Rating:  87 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score: Medium Popcorn with Butter It took more than half of the movie for me to get […]

Sour Grapes

Two close cousins, Richie and Evan, go to Atlantic City and are down to their final quarters when Richie asks Evan to lend him fifty cents so he can bet the max one last time.  He wins the jackpot. Writer:  Larry David Director:  Larry David Stars:  Steven Weber, Craig Bierko and Jack Burns Runtime/Rating:  137 Minutes/ R Popcorn […]

God Bless America

On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (IMDB) Writer:  Bobcat Goldthwait Director:  Bobcat Goldthwait Stars:  Joel Murray, Tara Lynne Barr and Mackenzie Brooke Runtime/Rating:  105 Minutes/ R Popcorn Score:  Medium Popcorn God Bless America is my kind of feel-good movie.  Yes, some […]

Sleepwalk with Me

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore. Writers:  Mike Birbiglia, Joe Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Seth Barrish Director:  Mike Birbiglia,  Seth Barrish (Co-director) Stars:   Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and James Rebhorn Runtime/Rating: 90 Minutes/ NR Popcorn Score: Medium […]

Bernie

In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she’s alive. (IMDB) Writer:  Richard Linklater Director:  Richard Linklater Stars:  Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey Runtime: 104 Minutes Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn The story of the […]

Celeste and Jesse Forever

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people. (IMDB) Writers:  Rashida Jones, Will McCormac Director:  Lee Toland Krieger Stars:   Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams Runtime/Rating:  92 Minutes/R Popcorn Score: Large Popcorn Popcorn Movie Review doesn’t visit the prototypical “Romantic Comedy” department too often.  I typically find the […]

Safety not Guaranteed

Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified ad seeking a companion for time travel. (IMDB) Writer:  Derek Connolly Director:  Colin Trevorrow Stars:  Aubrey Plaza, Jake Johnson and Mark Duplass Runtime: 86 Minutes Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn Sometimes a theater going experience provides more than just a […]

Ruby Sparks

A novelist struggling with writer’s block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence. (IMDB) Writer:  Zoe Kazan Director:  Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris Stars:   Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Chris Messina Runtime/Rating:  104 Minutes/R Popcorn Score:  Large Popcorn Sometimes a last minute, forced change […]

Bachelorette

Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. Writer:  Leslye Headland Director:  Leslye Headland Stars:  Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan Runtime/Rating:  87 Minutes/R Popcorn Score: Small Popcorn with Butter I watched this movie on a Saturday morning during Labor Day weekend. […]