In one of his most outlandish roles to date, Ferrell hams it up as Ron Burgundy, a cologne-drenched, Scotch-swilling news anchor in 1970s San Diego who must defend his turf when the good ol' boys club down at the station is threatened by the feminine presence of new hire Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate).
Superbad (2007) It’s hard to believe that it’s been 10 years since Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg turned their semi-autobiographical script about an epic night in two high school best friends’ lives into one of the highest-grossing comedies of 2007.
Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell in the enduring comedy Groundhog Day. Photograph: Allstar/Cinetext/Allstar Collection/COLUMBIA I am holding for David O Russell, the Oscar-nominated director of Silver Linings Playbook and The Fighter, who has agreed to talk about one of his all-time favourite films: the comic masterpiece Groundhog Day, released in the US 20 years ago this month.
The Hangover – 2.4 laughs/minute. 3. Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! – 2.3 laughs/minute. 4. Superbad – 1.9 laughs/minute. 5. Borat – 1.7 laughs/minute. 6. Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy – 1.6 laughs/minute 7. American Pie – 1.5 laughs/minute. 8. Bridesmaids – 1.4 laughs/minute. 9. Shaun of the Dead – 1.3 laughs/minute. 10.
Monty Python's Life of Brian, also known as Life of Brian, is a 1979 British religious satire comedy film starring and written by the comedy group Monty Python (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin). It was also directed by Jones.
And if you think General Ripper is an over-the-top slur on the good name of America's military might, then you've never come across the real-life head of strategic air command, US Air Force General Curtis "bombs away" LeMay – as floridly insane as any character in Strangelove.
Faced with the question of why Some Like It Hot has topped BBC Culture’s poll of the best ever big-screen comedies, it’s tempting to say something similar. Wilder’s glittering masterpiece doesn’t just use the handsomest kid in town (and a terrific actor, to boot), but its most radiant sex symbol, Marilyn Monroe, and one of its most dexterous comedians, Jack Lemmon.
In our latest update of the 50 Best Comedy Movies on Netflix, Meet the Parents joins our ranking! More netflix: 50 Best Comedies on Netflix Meet the Parents is a remake of the film of the same name released in 1992. The original was written by Greg Glienna and Mary Ruth Clarke. The remake, which was released in 2000, was written by Jim Herzfeld ...
That sibling directors Bobby and Peter Farrelly managed to convince anyone that there was humour to be found in Ted (Ben Stiller) getting his "frank'n'beans" caught up in his fly, or in Mary (Cameron Diaz) mistaking his, erm, issue for hair gel is achievement enough.
When American Pie first hit the big screen, it pretty much brought the graduation comedy genre into a much more crude generation. The jokes were dirtier, the action more heavy-hitting and the whole thing leaped forward for high school comedies across the board.
115 of the Best Modern Comedies Will Ferrel, Zach Galifianakis, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill, Jim Carrey, John Goodman, Chris Farley, John Candy, Mel Brooks, Robin Williams, Steve Carell, Bill Murray - these are only a handful of the masters of modern comedy films.
10 Best Romantic Comedies Argue about inclusion of 'You've Got Mail' but not 'Sleepless in Seattle' with your valentine tonight By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Posted Feb 14, 2018 2:30 PM CST 39 comments Comments (Newser) – Earth Girls Are Easy. Coming to America. Those are just two of the surprising films that show up on this list of history's 33 greatest romantic comedies courtesy of ...
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy and Stacey Dash in Clueless. Photograph: Supplied by Capital Pictures Nothing dates as fast as teen fashion and slang. Almost as quickly as the lens cap is removed and the cameras roll, everything can change, making a film look like a square dud to it's target ...
Shaun of the dead should be #1 it's so unique in every way with such funny witty British banter shaun of the dead is the best comedy ever! Oh god. This movie. Pure gold. I've watched it so many times. Simon Pegg is just amazing. This really, really deserves to be in the top ten! - TheStupidHobo. Really funny.
It is respectable to claim that anti-war films of the early 30s are really important and frightening. But I'm not sure the blithe pro-war stance of Duck Soup hasn't lasted better as a clue to how crazy the 30s were. McCarey didn't actually want to make Duck Soup. He only renewed his contract at Paramount when told the Marx brothers had quit.
It's not entirely clear how much DNA John Belushi's Jake and Dan Aykroyd's Elwood share, but it doesn't matter: Blues is thicker than water. When the nun-run orphanage in which they were raised is threatened with closure, the brothers set out to get their proverbial band back together in order to keep it open.
Talladega Nights uses a narrative and editing style reminiscent of the brilliant Deathrace 2000 to create an entirely different effect - unlike Deathrace 2000's intellectually challenging political and social commentary, Talladega Nights is a simple absurdist comedy played out by several stereotypes in the contemporary racing entertainment industry.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is a 2010 comedy film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley. It stars Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a slacker musician who must battle the seven evil exes of his newest girlfriend Ramona.