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John Candy vs. Dom DeLuise

I grew up with John Candy and Dom DeLuise movies. Their silly performances appealed to me as a kid on a very rudimentary level. They’re big, fat comedians who managed to get a laugh through their awkward yet charming comedic … Continue reading

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10 Amazing ’80s Directors Who Lost Their Mojo in the ’90s

It’s not always easy for directors to make the transition from one decade to the next. For every Steven Spielberg there are several Francis Ford Coppolas. Filmgoers’ expectations change, technology improves, and the industry moves in a new direction. If … Continue reading

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Every Mel Brooks Movie Follows the Same Formula

Mel Brooks was really good at telling one kind of story. In fact he was so good at it that he just kept telling it throughout his career. The Producers served as a template for every other movie Brooks wrote … Continue reading

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Movies That Get Worse on Multiple Viewings: Young Frankenstein

My taste in comedy has changed over the years. I used to think Full House was funny and Bill and Ted were the two best comedians in existence. I now know better. The first time I saw Young Frankenstein I … Continue reading

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