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Comedy in Film

“Comedy” is such a broad genre in film. It includes very standard, formulaic and slapstick style comedies like the “Grown Ups” series, generic but beloved romantic comedies and also dark comedies, which are very different from other types of comedies. 1,072 more words

50 hysterical years of "The Producers" (1968-2018)

Today marks the 50th anniversary of one of my absolute favorite films, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, which premiered on March 18, 1968. It has a near-perfect combination of great actors, great writing and great music all adding up to a classic comedy. 35 more words

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Celebrities dabbling as inventors is nothing new; who can forget Will.i.am’s smart watch that (inadvertently) doubles as a needle for drawing blood, or Gwyneth Paltrow’s… 284 more words


MotM: The Producers

I may have accidentally missed February, but Musical of the Month is back for round two! This month’s musical is a good one, but you’ll hear more about it very soon. 401 more words

The Edgy Edge Of Comedy... Funny Or Mean? - By Marc

There is sooo much going on in my brain, and I wanted to write about all of it. At some point I want to discuss the aggressive attacks on religion, when people offer thoughts and “prayers” to victims and are then viciously gone after by those who call religion stupid and nothing, especially in the face of science and action. 967 more words

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Review: High Anxiety (1977)

Mel Brooks’ 1977 Hitchcock comedy spoof ‘High Anxiety’ is one of the films I watched in my childhood that stands out as one of the most vivid, but not because of the expected comedic reasons. 663 more words


Movie Monday: Robin Hood Men in Tights

This week for Movie Monday I’m back with another favorite of mine. It’s Robin Hood Men in Tights!

Plot Synopsis: Robin of Loxley, is captured during the Crusades and is imprisoned at Khalil Prison in Jerusalem. 257 more words