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The path from cable-tv comedy to the big screen is anything but smooth: For every “Trainwreck,” there are plenty of also-rans, ranging from the middling (“The Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy,” the “Mr. Show” vehicle “Run Ronnie Run”) to the disastrous (“Strangers with Candy”). The pacing of a comedy sketch, or even a half-hour sitcom, isn’t enough to hold a movie audience’s attention for 90 minutes, so even if the jokes are great, the downtime between them has to engage as well. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, stars of Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele,” haven’t quite licked the downtime problem. »
- Alonso Duralde
The time machine has taken many forms over the centuries: Dr. Who, Bill and Ted all ventured through the fourth dimension in a phone booth; Doc Brown used a Delorean; Homer Simpson a toaster; and an illegal Russian energy drink was all it took to send a certain hot tub hopping through the spacetime continuum. When Broad City stars Ilana Glazer and Paul W. Downs, and writer/director Lucia Aniello, decided to put a stoner spin on the genre, they centered their time travel pipe dream around the only logical choice: A bong. »
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“Shaun Of The Dead!” someone shouts.
Alright, alright, settle down now. Settle down. I’ve got something to tell you. A lot of you know what I’m about to say. Some of you might sense what’s coming. Regardless, let’s all take a knee.
Deep breath in.
Deep breath out.
…Shaun Of The Dead is almost 12 years old.
I know. It hurts. We’re super old and it’s a problem. Kids who were born the day Shaun came out are in secondary school. They’ve probably hit puberty. They’re feeling weird feelings about each other that they can’t explain. Their parents are probably starting to piss them off. Their parents who are probably us. We could be the parents of »
3 items from 2016
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