Tag Archives: comedy

Ivan Reitman vs. Barry Sonnenfeld

It’s not easy directing comedy films. You can be seemingly unstoppable one minute and then have everything change the next for a number of reasons. Moviegoers’ tastes may change and certain styles of comedy go in and out of favor. … Continue reading

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10 Actors Who Played Diametrically Opposed Characters

A great actor can play anyone, even if it means playing two characters that seem similar in some respects but are actually the opposite of each other in big and small ways. I’ve come up with a list of 10 … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: The Villain

Remember that time when director Hal Needham got really drunk and decided to cast Arnold Schwarzenegger as a cowboy in a western comedy? Yes, that really happened. Maybe not the drunk part, but I assume he had to be out … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted vs. Wayne and Garth

I recently re-watched Wayne’s World and it brought back a lot of fun memories. It got me thinking about another cinematic pair of rockers: Bill and Ted. I was tempted to compare the two duos. After all, Bill and Ted … Continue reading

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10 Clever Uses of Old Pop Songs in Modern Movies

I love good music. And while I appreciate how some films (for example, Star Wars) manage to create a completely original orchestral accompaniment that complements the action, sometimes I like to relax in familiar territory with some good old pop … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Guarding Tess

Guarding Tess is a combination of Driving Miss Daisy and In the Line of Fire. In fact, it came out right in the middle of a slew of films focused on the president and/or the Secret Service: 1993’s Dave and … Continue reading

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10 Villains Who Think They Are Heroes

Not every movie villain is interested in being evil. Some are misguided or wrongly believe that they are completely in the right. They see the supposed heroes of the story as hindrances to their righteous cause. Let’s examine 10 bad … Continue reading

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