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Funny Farm

Funny Farm

“Funny Farm,” the 1988 comedy starring Chevy Chase, is a delightful romp into the idyllic yet quirky world of countryside living. Directed by George Roy Hill, this film takes the concept of city slickers moving to the country and turns it into a comedic goldmine, filled with eccentric characters and uproarious situations. Plot Overview The […]

Mystery, Alaska

Mystery Alaska

“Mystery, Alaska,” released in 1999, is a sports drama that combines the charm of a small-town tale with the thrill of an underdog sports story. Directed by Jay Roach and featuring an ensemble cast including Russell Crowe, Hank Azaria, and Burt Reynolds, this film delves into the heart of a close-knit community bound together by […]

Popeye

Popeye

“Popeye,” released in 1980, is a live-action film adaptation of the iconic comic strip and animated series featuring the spinach-loving sailor. Directed by Robert Altman and starring Robin Williams in his film debut as Popeye and Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl, this musical comedy brings the beloved characters to life in a way that is […]

The Pirate Movie

The Pirate Movie

“The Pirate Movie,” released in 1982, is a musical comedy film that offers a unique and humorous take on the classic pirate genre. Directed by Ken Annakin and starring Kristy McNichol and Christopher Atkins, this film is a parody of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “The Pirates of Penzance,” infused with a modern twist and a healthy dose of 80s flair.

Weekend At Bernie’s

Weekend At Bernies

“Weekend at Bernie’s,” the 1989 comedy that takes ‘playing dead’ to a whole new level, is like a beach party where the guest of honor is, well, a corpse. Directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman, this film is a dark comedy that turns a morbid situation into a series of […]

The Ringer

The Ringer

“The Ringer,” the 2005 comedy that dared to tread where few comedies have, stars Johnny Knoxville in a role that’s as surprisingly heartfelt as it is hilariously outrageous. Directed by Barry W. Blaustein, this film takes a premise that could have easily veered into the realm of the offensive and turns it into a story […]

The Kentucky Fried Movie

The Kentucky Fried Movie

“The Kentucky Fried Movie,” the 1977 film that’s less like a traditional movie and more like a wild ride through a comedy funhouse, is a testament to the zany genius of director John Landis and the writing team of Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker. This film is a series of skits and parodies that throw caution […]

The Last Unicorn

The Last Unicorn

“The Last Unicorn,” the 1982 animated film that’s part fantasy epic, part existential musing, is like a beautifully illustrated storybook that decided to get deep and philosophical. Directed by Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., with a screenplay by Peter S. Beagle based on his novel, this film is a mesmerizing blend of whimsy, sadness, […]

Slap Shot

Slap Shot

“Slap Shot,” the 1977 sports comedy that takes a slap shot at the wild world of minor league hockey, is like a rowdy night at a dive bar – it’s loud, it’s crude, and it’s a heck of a good time. Directed by George Roy Hill and starring Paul Newman in one of his most […]

Santa Claus: The Movie

Santa Claus The Movie

“Santa Claus: The Movie,” the 1985 film that tried to do for Santa what “Superman” did for, well, Superman, is a holiday spectacle that’s part origin story, part modern-day Christmas fable. Directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, and David Huddleston as Santa, this film is a lavish, if somewhat uneven, addition […]