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You want funny? We got funny! From Airplane to Duck Soup, here are the Guardian and Observer critics' pick of the 10 best rib-ticklers
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Peter Bradshaw on comedy
Notionally, one of the most loved of genres, comedy persistently finds that it is somehow ineligible for greatness. Comedies rarely get Oscars. Charlie Chaplin, the great comic, was one of cinema's first international superstars. Keaton, the Marx Brothers and Laurel and Hardy produced sublime gems of film-making, arguably cherished more now than at the time. Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot is one of the most loved films of all time, with a miraculously light touch and a glorious romantic chemistry between Curtis, Lemmon and Monroe. In Hollywood, the screwball tradition came to be supplanted in public taste by Woody Allen, whose DNA can be traced through the cerebral creations of Charlie Kaufman.
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If it feels like every big live-action movie these days is a reboot, a sequel, based on a book or just a good old-fashioned rip-off of another movie, you, sir or madame, are not mistaken. If ever there was a rarity in the movie biz, it's big-time films where the characters make their debuts on screen.
This week, the folks behind the sci-fi thriller "Elysium" will try to join a highly exclusive club of movies that have made big money off an original concept this century. There have been painfully few original blockbusters lately, but we've done our darndest to track down the best of them for you.
10. 'Avatar' (2009)
From exploring the great darkness of our oceans to getting $237 million for a movie about blue aliens and the people that impersonate them, James Cameron pretty much does what James Cameron wants after cashing in huge on the likes of "Aliens, »
- Adam D'Arpino
It's probably safe to assume that the most-quoted genre in all of cinema is probably comedy. A good comedy — and there have been many over the years — can come up with at least five or or six above-average zingers, lines that are sure to be remembered, cherished and repeated to the point where it stops being funny ... and then comes around to being even funnier.
Here are some of the funniest quotes from 50 of our favorite comedies — in meme form, for your re-posting convenience. Share the laughter, why don'tcha?
1. 'The 40 Year Old Virgin' (2005)
2. 'Airplane!' (1980)
3. 'Along Came Polly' (2004)
4. 'American Pie' (1999)
5. 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' (2004)
6. 'Arthur' (1981)
7. 'Beverly Hills Cop' (1984)
8. 'The Big Lebowski' (1998)
9. 'Billy Madison' (1995)
10. 'Blazing Saddles' (1974)
11. 'The Blues Brothers' (1980)
- NextMovie Staff
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray and DVD release of the Oscar-nominated musical Les Miserables on March 22. The studio has also unveiled a featurette including interviews with Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and director Tom Hooper. Take a look at this behind-the-scenes video, then check out the Blu-ray and DVD artwork and read the press release for all the official details.
Les Miserables - Featurette
The sweeping and spectacular musical extravaganza Les Miserables has been seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries around the globe. Now the motion picture adaptation that grossed more than $340 million worldwide arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 22, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Critically acclaimed and star-studded, Les Miserables is a stunningly realized interpretation of Victor Hugo's epic tale of broken dreams, passion, sacrifice and redemption - a timeless testament to the endurance of the human spirit. »
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