Category Archives: Comedy

This Is What You Need to Know about the Making of MacGruber

This Is What You Need to Know about the Making of MacGruber

Over the years, there have been a number of funny recurring characters on Saturday Night Live. That’s why it’s interesting to learn how some of them have managed to transition to the big screen. For example, MacGruber, based on the SNL character of the same name (which lampooned the television show MacGyver), had surprisingly humble… Read More…

Talladega Nights and Perfect Story Structure: What You Need to Know

Talladega Nights and Perfect Story Structure: What You Need to Know

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby is a goofy 2006 comedy starring Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Leslie Bibb, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jane Lynch, and Gary Cole. The film reunites Ferrell with director and co-writer Adam McKay, with whom he previously worked on Anchorman. With that kind of talent behind and in front of… Read More…

This Is Why Movie 43 Offers Viewers a Unique Treat

This Is Why Movie 43 Offers Viewers a Unique Treat

Finding unique, major Hollywood releases is difficult. That’s understandable. Producing movies is risky. Most productions are major financial investments. Studios are often unwilling to take risks on projects that don’t have built-in audiences. That’s why most Hollywood films are based on existing properties. Those that aren’t still tend to follow a well-established format. That’s why… Read More…

Why Shark Night 3D Is One of the Most Fun Movies You Can Watch

Why Shark Night 3D Is One of the Most Fun Movies You Can Watch

Hollywood films typically fall into familiar genres, with filmmakers taking stories and inserting them into formulas that audiences expect. However, these genres aren’t always basic classifications like “the western movie” or “the gangster film.” Sometimes the genre has more to do with the type of experience filmgoers have when they go to see it. For… Read More…

This Is How Take Me Home Tonight Perfects the Retro Comedy

This Is How Take Me Home Tonight Perfects the Retro Comedy

Retro comedies can be difficult to make. On one hand, leveraging the nostalgia factor to tell a funny story can yield an entertaining film. The problem is, too often, filmmakers rely solely on the nostalgia factor to make the film work. They include numerous references to older movies and pop-culture icons, but they don’t actually… Read More…