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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese,
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Trey Parker talks finally getting other voice work with Despicable Me 3

  • JoBlo
South Park is about to kick off its 21st season this fall, and in that time co-creator Trey Parker has been nominated for an Oscar (Best Original Song for South Park: Bigger, Longer And Uncut), directed the action-satire Team America: World Police and taken Broadway by storm with Book of Mormon. Parker is known for directing, producing, writing, and with South Park, doing voices for all his work. However, the man had... Read More...
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28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film

28 Best Drunk Scenes in Film
To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, arguably the biggest drinking holiday of the year, we looked at some of the best drunk moments to grace the silver screen. From Humphrey Bogart’s classic, heartbreaking “of all the gin joints” speech in “Casablanca,” to the utterly ridiculous scene in “Team America” when the puppets spew their guts up, here are the 28 best drunk scenes on film.

Leaving Las Vegas” — Booze Run

Although not a traditional “drunk scene,” the opening scene of “Leaving Las Vegas” — which sees Nicolas Cage’s Ben Sanderson dancing through a liquor aisle piling his cart sky high with booze — is as good a prelude to this list as any.

Arthur” — Introducing Princess Gloria

Dudley Moore’s Arthur spends the majority of the film tipping back drinks, but his introduction of “Princess Gloria” to his aunt and uncle at a restaurant — and his insistence that Rhode Island could
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What Is the Most Ridiculous Sex Scene From a Movie? — IndieWire Critics Survey

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What Is the Most Ridiculous Sex Scene From a Movie? — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film and TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Monday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best film in theaters right now?”, can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: In dubious honor of “Fifty Shades Darker,” what is the most ridiculous sex scene from a movie?

Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC), Vulture/Film Comment

I’m sure others will easily top this, but I always think of Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone in the terrible 1994 action film “The Specialist,” having laboriously glossy, oiled, carefully pube-concealing, solemn, positionally exhausting intercourse while mouthing tedious expository dialogue in a shower that appears to be the size of a studio apartment. The 90s were a boom time for bad movie sex, and this is Hall of Fame level in that so much money, time and effort has gone
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Hot Rod at 10: looking back at an underappreciated film

Gem Wheeler Aug 15, 2017

2007s' Hot Rod arrives at its tenth birthday - and there's plenty here to celebrate...

Stuntman extraordinaire Rod Kimble is about to face the challenge of his life. If he can jump fifteen buses on his motorbike – that’s one more than Evel Knievel; you can check, online – and raise the $50,000 required for his stepdad Frank’s life-saving surgery, he’ll be acclaimed as a hero. Far more importantly, he’ll also be able to kick Frank’s ass. Rod’s been mocked and bullied by his stepdad for a long time. This is his chance to prove himself as a man, gain Frank’s respect, and win the heart of his next-door neighbour, Denise. There’s only one problem: Rod’s never actually managed to perform a stunt successfully. Ancestors, protect him…

Since its release in 2007, Hot Rod’s gradually attained the well-deserved cult classic status
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Killer Klowns from Outer Space Creator Teases New Trilogy Plans

  • MovieWeb
Killer Klowns from Outer Space Creator Teases New Trilogy Plans
Back in March, Steven Chiodo, the director of the beloved 1988 horror cult classic Killer Klowns from Outer Space, revealed in a podcast interview that he wants to start a new trilogy, in the form of a TV series. The filmmaker, who was working on the project with his brother Charles Chiodo and Edward Chiodo, described the project as a "requel," which is a hybrid of both a reboot and a sequel. The filmmaker offered another update, and while nothing is set in stone quite yet, the filmmaker is confident that this unique project will happen. Here's what he had to say below during a recent podcast appearance.

"There's nothing coming out that you could guarantee. Look, Hollywood is a very fickle industry. We've been working on a sequel since the day after we made Killer Klowns from Outer Space. I mean we have tons of ideas on different directions we can take it.
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Match the withering review to the movie – quiz

This week saw critics pan the latest Dan Brown thriller, Inferno, the Guardian included. Can you match the following scathing critiques to the one-star films that received them?

”Napalms the screen with waves of pornographic consumerist vulgarity…dredged directly from Tinseltown’s festering scrotum.”

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Entourage

The Intern

Ted 2

"The whole dreary business drags interminably on, with not a single amusing or ingenious idea in its echoing metal head: a cynical franchisebot, machine-tooled to clank into cinemas and gouge money out of people."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man 3

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Terminator Genisys

"Could be one of those rare and terrifying serial killer cases where the psychotic culprit apparently intends to bore and embarrass everyone to death with bad acting."

Solace

Child 44

Regression

Criminal

"Blanchett gives a toe-curlingly awful and Razzie-worthy turn in this tiresome aria of liberal self-pity and self-importance.
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The 30 Most Polarizing Movies Since 2000: ‘Under the Skin,’ ‘Only God Forgives’ and More

  • Indiewire
The 30 Most Polarizing Movies Since 2000: ‘Under the Skin,’ ‘Only God Forgives’ and More
Compiling data from Taste, the folks at Obscure Movie Stats have put together a list of the 30 most polarizing movies of the century so far. Among the expectedly divisive titles (“The Tree of Life,” “Paranormal Activity”) are some surprises: “Boyhood” doesn’t immediately spring to mind as an especially polarizing film, ditto “Punch-Drunk Love.” Full list below.

Read More: ‘Suicide Squad’ Fans Launch Petition To Shut Down Rotten Tomatoes In Response To Bad Reviews

30.) “Crank: High Voltage

29.) “Jupiter Ascending

28.) “Synecdoche, New York”

27.) “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

26.) “Napoleon Dynamite

25.) “Punch-Drunk Love

24.) “The Fountain”

23.) “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

22.) “Nymphomaniac: Volume II”

21.) “Boyhood”

20.) “Brüno

19.) “Paranormal Activity

18.) “Under the Skin

17.) “Team America: World Police

16.) “Lucy”

Read More: ‘Ghostbusters’ Review: A Feminist Blockbuster That Could Have Been Better

15.) “Only God Forgives

14.) “White Chicks

13.) “The Passion of the Christ

12.) “Borat

11.) “Sucker Punch

10.) “Dogville”

09.) “Birdman”

08.) “The Assassin”

07.) “Saw
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Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ to Easily Keep Top Spot Over ‘Pete’s Dragon,’ ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ to Easily Keep Top Spot Over ‘Pete’s Dragon,’ ‘Sausage Party’
Warner Bros.’ second weekend of “Suicide Squad” will hold off a trio of distinctly different newcomers at the U.S. box office — Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon,” Sony’s animated “Sausage Party” and Paramount’s “Florence Foster Jenkins.”

Forecasts place “Suicide Squad” in the $45 million to $48 million range for its second frame, amounting to a 65% decline from its opening weekend of $133.7 million. That smashed the August record and was at the top end of projections after the tentpole had been blistered by mostly negative reviews.

The key question is whether “Suicide Squad” will decline even more — such as the 69% plunge that hit Warner’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” in its second weekend after a $166 million opening.

The DC supervillain mashup, starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie, took in $13.1 million on Monday, compared to $15.1 million in its first Monday for “Batman v Superman.” It generated a B+ CinemaScore overall
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Review: 'Sausage Party' destroys the idea that American animation has to be for kids

  • Hitfix
Review: 'Sausage Party' destroys the idea that American animation has to be for kids
Sausage Party is obviously the product of diseased minds, and I love it. One of the things I think works best about this profoundly R-rated comedy is that it represents a very real attempt to expand the definition of what an animated studio film can be, and any time that happens, I’m interested. There have been plenty of attempts that have failed over the years, but this one is fairly sly about it. A cursory glance at the film might leave you thinking it’s just another in the endless parade of kid’s films about the inner lives of toys or pets or bugs or cars. I suspect there will be numerous parents who make the mistake of taking their kids to the film because they don’t pay attention, and I look forward to hearing the furious accounts of what happens when they realize that the hot
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Great Job, Internet!: “Maatt Daamon” whines his way through the Jason Bourne trailer

  • The AV Club
The freedom-loving, indiscriminately destructive marionette heroes in Team America: World Police, the 2004 satirical comedy from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, have a full dance card when it comes to enemies. Not only do they have to contend with North Korean madman Kim Jong-Il, but they’re also menaced by the meddling, liberal Hollywood big shots of the Film Actors Guild, an organization whose roster includes such notables as George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Sean Penn, and the whiny, constantly self-referencing Matt Damon. As voiced by Parker, Damon is such a dimwit that, much like Timmy from South Park, he seems inordinately fond of saying his own name out loud, drawing out the a sounds for maximum irritation.

Back when Team America came out 12 years ago, Damon had only appeared in two films based on the Jason Bourne character created by Robert Ludlum. Now that he’s ...
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Matt Damon Still ‘Bewildered’ by His ‘Team America’ Portrayal

  • The Wrap
Matt Damon Still ‘Bewildered’ by His ‘Team America’ Portrayal
Confused by the way Matt Damon was portrayed in Trey Parker and Matt Stone‘s 2004 puppet epic “Team America: World Police”? You’re not the only one. Damon was pretty befuddled by it himself. During an Ask Me Anything Q&A session on Reddit on Wednesday, the “Jason Bourne” star admitted that he was “kind of bewildered” by the portrayal, which painted the actor as a moron who’s barely able to utter his own name. “I was always kind of bewildered by ‘America,’ I think because it’s hard for us to understand what our images are in public,
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The political messages in blockbuster movies

Andrew Blair Jul 20, 2016

From Forrest Gump and The Incredibles, through to Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and The Muppets - exploring the politics of big films.

Some movies wear their political messages lightly, some club you over the head. Guardians Of The Galaxy’s most explicit political statement is probably ‘We are Groot’, which could mean anything from ‘You’re my friends’ to a thesis on the benefits of intersectionality. Team America: World Police, on the other hand, provides an argument for military intervention that probably isn’t covered in the Chilcot Report.

Some movies, though, have messages buried at varying depths in the subtext that don’t come out straight away upon the their release. The Lord Of The Rings trilogy, despite having been published in 1955, achieved this. The influence of World War One - the trenches and mechanised warfare - influence a technophobia, as does growing up near the Black Country.
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Lol: A Baby Does the ‘Rocky II’ Training Montage, Will Knock You Out with Cuteness

  • Slash Film
Lol: A Baby Does the ‘Rocky II’ Training Montage, Will Knock You Out with Cuteness
“In anything that we want to go from just a beginner to a pro, you need a montage. Even Rocky had a montage.” The lyrics from the Team America: World Police song (which actually originated on South Park) don’t lie as every single Rocky film features a training montage where Sylvester Stallone is getting ready […]

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Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month

  • Hitfix
Here's What You're Watching on Netflix This Month
We're living a tidal wave of content. It's hard to know what to watch, when, and where. We're here to help! By telling you that you can and should watch a movie about a tsunami entitled The Wave from the director of the upcoming Tomb Raider movie, Roar Uthaug, on Netflix next month. The streaming service has released the titles for their July 2016 movies and TV shows, though they are subject to change. Also available are those titles leaving Netflix in July. Highlights of what you can look forward to include: Back to the Future 1- 3, Beverly Hills Cop 1 and 2 (if you want to get ready for the upcoming sequel), All of the Lethal Weapon movies (get a look at The Predator director Shane Black's first script brought to life), BoJack Horseman Season 3, The Sting, and more. Make sure to check out these titles before they leave: A Clockwork Orange,
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All These Movies Are Disappearing From Netflix on July 1

  • BuzzSugar
You have mere days left to watch all these movies and TV shows, because come July, they'll be gone. With the truckload of new movies hitting Netflix in July, all these are expiring. It's a sad event, but at least we have a heads-up so that we can get all our watching in now. Take a look, and make sure you've caught all the new movies that popped up in June! Expiring July 1 2001: A Space Odyssey A Clockwork Orange A League of Their Own Allegiance Along Came Polly Best in Show The Beverly Hillbillies Bulworth Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Caillou The Central Park Five Cheech & Chong's Up in Smoke The Conspiracy Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, seasons one-two Dinosaur Train, season two Drive Me Crazy Flashpoint, seasons one-five The Flintstones The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas The Game, seasons one-three How to Marry a Millionaire Ice Age: The Meltdown Medium,
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Second Life: Old Kids' Shows That Are Making a Comeback

  • Moviefone
Love them or hate them, reboots are here to stay -- until they get remade once again. And while some franchises are better left alone (cough, cough, "Fuller House"), others are even stronger the second time around, especially when you're not old enough to remember the original. Here's a look at the best and worst kids' shows making comebacks faster than you can say "cannibalizing my childhood."

'The Powerpuff Girls' (1998 - 2005)

Way back in 1998, Cartoon Network did something amazing and produced a cartoon that was equal parts "Spider-Man," "My Little Pony," and Ms. Magazine: "The Powerpuff Girls." Audiences eager to see that girls could kick butt too responded strongly, keeping the show on the air for seven years. The carefully crafted blend of silliness, standard villain plots, and adorable sisters charmed kids all over the world, spawning merchandise, cosplay, and even a full-length feature film. So naturally, a reboot was inevitable,
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Aj Styles Turns Heel! John Cena Returns! | WWE Raw 05/30/16 Review …in about 4 minutes

The following is a guest post from WrestleTalk. Subscribe to their YouTube channel for new videos every day.

The 05/23/16 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw reviewed in about 4 minutes – including Aj Styles reuniting with The Club and turning heel, John Cena’s return, Stephanie and Shane McMahon announcing the WWE brand split, and much more…

America!

The show opened with a lengthy video package on Memorial Day. Being an Englishman, however, all I heard was the opening riff to Team America: World Police’s ‘America, F*** Yeah!’

On a more serious note, why was The Miz used as one of the talking heads? In the show, he’s a heel. Couldn’t they have just gotten another babyface? Inconsistencies like that are really annoying.

The Steph And Shane Connection

But not as annoying as the McMahon siblings. Shane and Stephanie introduced the show proper by announcing that Smackdown’s going
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Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Season 1 Review

Two episodes were provided prior to broadcast.

CBS has its procedural game down to a science. After ten seasons of success with the crime thriller Criminal Minds (and one not-so-successful spinoff, subtitled Suspect Behavior), the network has decided to section off a new segment of its FBI profiling world. Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders brings back the world-traveling team first introduced in the parent series and gives them their own cavalcade of off-putting psychopaths to chase down.

The difference here is moreso in location (Thailand and India in the two episodes sent for review, but suspect green screen suggests a CBS lot in Southern California) than team dynamics. Anyone familiar with this kind of cop show procedural formula will undoubtedly find easy pickings in the line-up of likable leads offered beyond the borders of Criminal Minds’ America-locked Og series. But there’s simply nothing else to the show: it is, unapologetically,
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London Has Fallen review – Team America without the jokes

Dreary action sequences, Gerard Butler’s Bruce Willis act and pitiful effects make this action sequel well worth avoiding

Of the two films about attacks on the White House released in 2013, Roland Emmerich’s White House Down proved bigger, dumberer and a whole lot more fun than the stodgily straight-faced Olympus Has Fallen. Sadly, it’s the latter which has spawned this sequel, meaning that Gerard Butler gets to do his bargain-basement Bruce Willis impression again, but this time on the merrie olde streets of London. When world leaders gather for the Pm’s state funeral, London is hit by an “attack which has decimated most of the known landmarks of the British capital!!!” Crikey! “Make those fuckers pay,” gurgles a dying Angela Bassett, hardening Gerard’s resolve to send these “terrorist assholes” – most of whom are disguised as British bobbies (“Fuck, they’re not real cops!!”) – back to “Fuckhead-istan” pronto.
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