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The King of Comedy

IT’S NO LAUGHING MATTER.  Autograph hunter Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) idolizes the legendary late-night TV host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis) and does everything in his power to launch a standup-comedy career on Langford’s show. After Raging Bull (1980), Martin Scorsese turned to comedy with a story partly inspired by a Johnny Carson stalker. Following … Continue reading The King of Comedy

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)

YOU HAVEN’T SEEN ANYTHING UNTIL YOU’VE SEEN EVERYTHING.  Woody Allen’s parody of David Reuben’s popular 1960s sex manual is divided into seven vignettes with wildly different themes, featuring among other things Allen as a court jester trying to open a chastity belt, a doctor (Gene Wilder) falling in love with Daisy the sheep, a game … Continue reading Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Down With Love

THE ULTIMATE CATCH HAS MET HIS MATCH. In 1962, Barbara Novak (Renée Zellweger) writes a book on how women don’t need men to gain happiness, but frequently clashes with a man who thinks she’s dead wrong – playboy journalist Catcher Block (Ewan McGregor). A throwback to the sex comedies of the 1960s (that usually starred … Continue reading Down With Love