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The To Do List Review: Pretty Raunchy, Only Kinda Funny

Aubrey Plaza struts her stuff in this R-rated sex comedy. But the movie isn’t as outrageous as it pretends to be.

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Bomb Squad: Why Did R.I.P.D. Tank?

Welcome to “Bomb Squad,” a recurring column that takes a closer look at a movie that tanked at the box office and tries to figure out what happened. From the outset, R.I.P.D. held some promise. Starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds, and based on a Dark Horse comic book, the film was being positioned as […]

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Comedy Calendar: Your July Movie Options

Michael Cera gets stoned, Kevin Hart’s standup goes big-screen, and Adam Sandler reunites with his “Grown Ups” buddies. Those are just some of July’s movie highlights.

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5 Comedies That Make the Apocalypse Seem Funny

Worried about the apocalypse? Don’t be. In honor of “This Is the End,” here are five other films that find humor in doomsday.

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Comedy Calendar: Your June Movie Options

The apocalypse comes to Los Angeles, the “Wedding Crashers” crew work at Google, and Shakespeare gets a modern redo. Those are just some of June’s movie highlights.

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“The Kings of Summer” review: a sweet but forgettable teen comedy

The Sundance hit about three outcasts who run away from home may be more likable than other recent teen laughers, but it sure is predictable.

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10 great comedies that premiered at Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival is known for its challenging, gripping dramas, but over its history it’s also played host to some excellent comedies.

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Bomb Squad: Why Did “Peeples” Tank?

A family comedy produced by Tyler Perry starring Craig Robinson? Sounds like the makings of a hit — so how come “Peeples” sank without a trace at the box office?

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Bomb Squad: Why Did “Scary Movie 5” Tank?

The “Scary Movie” series was one of the biggest comedy franchises of the 2000s. But now that “Scary Movie 5” underperformed, who’s to blame?

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SNL Sketch Showdown: Wayne’s World vs. More Cowbell

The finals are here! It’s time to determine the greatest “SNL” sketch of all time.