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roderick jaynes Read a Funny Story from the First Fictional Character to Ever Earn an Oscar Nomination

Note: In honor of the Academy Awards this Sunday, we’re reposting some of our favorite Oscar-related posts from years past. The following was first published on 2/22/13.

If you pay close enough attention to the films of Joel and Ethan Coen, you may have already realized that all of them are edited by a man named Roderick Jaynes, known as a bit of a cranky British recluse… Continue reading Read a Funny Story from the First Fictional Character to Ever Earn an Oscar Nomination

Murder and mayhem may not seem funny, but in the right (wrong?) hands, they can make us laugh harder than Will Ferrell. There are some horror movies, like “Scary Movie 5,” that are actually meant to be comedies, as well. But there are others – many others – that are hilarious in unexpected, unintended ways.

Amber Holcomb – Vegas Singoff – American Idol 12 by IdolxMuzic

So, where did little miss Amber Holcomb come from? Her performance of old standard “My Funny Valentine” by Rodgers and Hart was one of the top two performances of the night, in our opinion (along with Kree Harrison). We actually kind of wish she hadn’t R&B-slow-jammed the arrangement because it could’ve been an even bigger moment for her.

But still… Continue reading 'American Idol': Amber Holcomb comes out of nowhere on 'My Funny Valentine'

Funny People — Film Review

Funny People — Film Review

Funny People (2009), 3/10. Full episodes of Movie Night, every Friday night at: bit.ly ~~ Movie Night ~~ This “Quick Review” is an excerpt from a full episode. Incorporating viewer comments and tweets, your host and film critic Jonathan Paula reviews everything from opening day releases, recent DVDs, and classics from years past. Along with your votes, these films are… Continue reading Funny People -- Film Review

Ben%20Affleck%20Argo Argo Telluride Review: Tense, Funny and Thrilling, This is Ben Afflecks Strongest Film

When it comes to crazy plans, there’s a fine line between “just crazy enough to work” and “so crazy it won’t work.” That line is explored to great effect in Argo, a supremely entertaining and stimulating film, directed by Ben Affleck, about the time the CIA used a fake movie production to try to sneak Americans out of Iran during the 1979-81 hostage crisis… Continue reading 'Argo' Telluride Review: Tense, Funny and Thrilling, This is Ben Affleck's Strongest Film