#68: Singin’ in the Rain

Director: Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen Year: 1952 Genre: Comedy I avoided watching Singin’ in the Rain for the longest time due to being over-saturated with the titular musical number, since the day I was born, and believing the film to be a plotless musical literally about singing in the rain. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to catch […]

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#78: Back to the Future Part III

Director: Robert Zemeckis Year: 1990 Genre: Comedy/Western/Sci-Fi Back to the Future III is everything a family blockbuster should be. This comedy/sci-fi/western adventure is as funny as it is exciting. Not only is it the conclusion to one of the best film film trilogies of all time, it’s also a great blockbuster adventure in its own […]

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#75: Shaun of the Dead

Director: Edgar Wright Year: 2004 Genre: Comedy Genre comedies with story lines you can take seriously and characters you could legitimately care about seem to be relics of the 80’s, but Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead has all the ingredients for those who want more than just a laugh from their comedies. I love screwball comedies, […]

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#79: Big

Director: Penny Marshall Year: 1988 Genre: Comedy Remember Tom Hanks in the 80’s? The reason Hollywood fell in love with him and made him a 2 time Academy Award winning schmuck is because of his endearing nature and his wild approach to comedy. Big sees the perfect mix of Hanks’ loveable sensibilities and zany antics  placing […]

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#81: Heathers

Director: Michael Lehmann Year: 1988 Genre: (Black) Comedy The Heathers are the most popular and feared group of girls at Westerburg High School, Ohio. Three out of four of these girls share the same first name, Heather. The fourth girl is Veronica Sawyers (Winona Ryder) and as she tires of her clique’s snobbish ways, in […]

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CK’s Top 10 Films of 2012 – pt. 2

#5: Moonrise Kingdom Director: Wes Anderson Genre: Comedy Wes Anderson’s back with arguably his best film since The Royal Tenenbaums (2001). Moonrise Kingdom takes place in 1965 on an island in New England where our protagonist, 12 year-old orphan Sam, attends a scout camp. Sam reunites with his year-long pen pal, Suzy, who also lives […]

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#89: The King of Comedy

Director: Martin Scorsese Year: 1983 Genre: Black Comedy It’s 1983 and we are joined with one of the best living actors, Robert De Niro, and one of the best living directors, Martin Scorsese, in one of his best films. Ladies and gentlemen, The King of Comedy. De Niro plays Rupert Pupkin, an obsessive comedian wannabe, […]

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