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It Took Me 33 Years to Get This Subtle Spaceballs Joke

I’ve seen Spaceballs many times, and there’s one joke in it that’s always gone over my head. I couldn’t understand why it was in there or what it meant until this past week when it finally dawned on me, and … Continue reading

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Who Remembers Who’s Harry Crumb?

I remember liking Who’s Harry Crumb? when I was younger. Most of the adult humor went over my head, and I simply enjoyed the cartoonish jokes that seemed to be tailor-made for my sense of humor at the time. However, … Continue reading

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The Secret Weapon of ’80s Comedies: Elmer Bernstein

What is the most recent live-action comedy film you saw that had a really memorable original score? Liar Liar? Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery? Home Alone? To me, most comedy films of the past few decades have had scores … Continue reading

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Sgt. Bilko Is an Underrated Comedy

Jonathan Lynn doesn’t seem to get much respect as a director. And yet he directed several excellent films, including Clue, My Cousin Vinny, and Sgt. Bilko (1996). Yes, I lump that last film in with those earlier ones because I … Continue reading

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The Original Anna and Elsa Didn’t End Well

My oldest brother, who inspired the Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade/Tomb Raider comparison, is back with another movie matchup along those same lines. It turns out that more than 20 years before Frozen debuted, there was another Anna and Elsa. Specifically … Continue reading

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Dumb and Dumber vs. The Man Who Knew Too Little

Dumb and Dumber has a lot in common with The Man Who Knew Too Little. They’re both ‘90s comedies, and they feature top-tier comedians: the former stars Jim Carrey early in his career while the latter stars Bill Murray late … Continue reading

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The Paddielphia Experiment

It’s finally here! The movie I wrote and directed as a teenager in the summer of 1997 and got all of my brothers and one of my sisters to star in it. The Paddielphia Experiment. For a number of reasons, I … Continue reading

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