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It might be clear by now that one outstanding line reading is enough to endear a performer to me forever. A stellar delivery often comes from an emphasis on an unexpected word that might be otherwise downplayed and/or an unusual vocal inflection, combined with controlled body language (broad for comedy, buttoned up for drama). 347 more words

Movie Criticism

Social Anxiety in Movies: The 40 Year Old Virgin

I first saw The 40 Year Old Virgin when it came out in theaters in 2005— hard to believe it’s already been ten years. I remember laughing a lot and thought it was a funny comedy, but I didn’t think much more of it than that. 4,283 more words

Social Anxiety


a history of the gay joke


Who are we laughing at? The best jokes target our weaknesses or the folly of life itself; the punch line kills because it so goddamn… 1,261 more words

Watch & Listen

2005 Project Batch 2: Munich, The 40 Year-Old Virgin, and Grizzly Man

Like I said in the previous post, I’ve been watching movies from 2005 and writing about some of them on my Letterboxd page. I’ve also been copying those thoughts and posting them in the blog. 642 more words

Movies Of The 2000s

Everything You Need To Know About Dating, According To Judd Apatow Movies

Judd Apatow’s newest feature film, Trainwreck, is still a few months off, but it’s making the rounds at SXSW this weekend and sure to drum up extra buzz. 189 more words

Web Culture

VIDEO: Steve Carell as Fabio

Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert met back in the 90s while the two both appeared in The Second City improv comedy group in Chicago.

In this video from 1994, Carell performs as Fabio, while Colbert provides Fabio’s voice. 22 more words


The Top 50 Movies of the 21st Century (#'s 50-46)

I’ve been challenged by an academic much more cultured than I to compile a list of what I deem to be the best, or more accurately, my favorite movies of the 21st Century. 1,744 more words