Category Archives: Comedy

The Driving Seat (NR)

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The British comedy “The Driving Seat’s” billed description is a bit of a red herring. Sure, it’s about a middle-aged couple who decide to have sex in a parked car in their own driveway in the morning in broad daylight. True, it’s also about taking risks and trying to put that ’spark’ back in their […]

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Dear Santa (PG)

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Feel good movies will reign freely for the next 6 weeks, and its one of the top reasons why the holiday season is the best time of the year (summer excluded, of course). Skilled writing and top notch acting and plots take a distant backseat to joyous merriment, predictable but fun stories, and illogical though […]

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We Make Movies (NR)

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“We Make Movies” is an independent film written and directed by Matt Tory. Tory, who has seven writing credits to his name, including 2013’s “The Family” and the 2014 short “Out of the Blue,” tries his hand at a mockumentary-style film here, with mixed results. “We Make Movies,” as other critics cite, is lighthearted, and […]

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Maid in Manhattan (PG-13)

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“Maid in Manhattan” is a formula picture to the fullest. Little happens during its run-time you don’t expect or don’t see coming a mile away. But it’s sweet in its presentation, has likable leads, and gets under your skin by the end. However, despite its formulaic approach, the film’s biggest affront is not a lack […]

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Con (NR)

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Addiction as a disease has been tackled by many movies. Sometimes it’s done with humor, as with 1981’s “Arthur.”’ And other times it’s done grimly, seen in the heartbreaking suicide memoir “Leaving Las Vegas.” Whether by poking fun or mourning, it’s a topic usually centered on those deep in the throes of addiction. What’s unique […]

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Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (PG)

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Long before Harold and  Kumar, Jay and Silent Bob, and Beavis and Butthead, there were Bill & Ted. Best friends. Slackers. Surfer dude types that spoke in airhead decibels, using such descriptive terms as ‘Most Triumphant’ and ‘Totally’ in regular conversation, caring only about music and peaceful harmony among all living things.

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21 Jump Street (R)

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“21 Jump Street,” with a story by Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill, keeps loose ties to the television show that preceded it, while coming up with a funny and oddly warm film that breaks convention. It takes the awkwardness of high school – being funny enough to comment on its upsides but smart enough to […]

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