Live Action Comedy


Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The (1975) - Monarch's loyallest subjects serve her memory
Airplane (1980) - You ever been in a cockpit before?
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) - Anthology short on really big laughs
Animal House (1978) - Canadian colours in humour's new hue
Any Which Way You Can (1980) - Bad career move for an ambitious ape
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) - Second round is worse than the first
Avanti! (1972) - Billy Wilder's master course in comedy
Back to the Future (1985) - Making it Stateside a Canadian tradition
Back To The Future Part II (1989) - History rewritten to add shocks to the awe
Back To The Future Part III (1990) - Reconnecting with our inner cowboy
Bad News Bears, The (1976) - Good news entertainment a laugh riot
Beetlejuice (1988) - Hellzapoppin' fun in the Hereafter
Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979) - Human condition comically chronicled
Big (1988) - Comic charm in unintended consequences
Blazing Saddles (1974) - An exercise in the comedy of excess
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) - Comedy fulfills contractual obligation
Bull Durham (1988) - Celebrating summer's sacred rites
Burbs, The (1989) - Dealing with the neighbours from hell
Caveman (1981) - Alunda is cave-speak for love in bloom
Coneheads (1993) - Coneheads subpar suburban satire
Dark Star (1974) - Anticipating those galaxies far away
Dear Inspector (aka Tendre Poulet; 1977) - Love can be a multi-tasking thing
Death Becomes Her (1992) - Turning some great actors into ’toons
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) - Washington a city of broken dreams
Doc Hollywood (1991) - Affirming Capra's cracker barrel values
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) - Close encounters of the satiric kind
Exit to Eden (1994) - Saskatchewan says no to S&M comedy
Family Plot (1976) - Couples sharing an heir of danger
Fatal Beauty (1987) - Dirty Harriet brings wit to drug wars
Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) - This Fish is a gut-busting mid-Atlantic catch
Flintstones, The (1994) - Flintstones among the turkey slices
Freshman, The (1990) - Pitched to a screwball comedy crowd
Front Page, The (1974) - Classic comedy remake loud, dull, unfunny
Ghostbusters (1984) - Getting involved with possessed people
Goonies, The (1985) - An amusement park ride on celluloid
Gremlins (1984) - Setting out a seasonal cinema buffet
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) - Charting the chaos that is civilization
Groundhog Day (1993) - The day that everything didn't change
Gung Ho (1986) - Exploiting opportunities in hard times
Hocus Pocus (1993) - Our film in focus is Hocus Pocus
Home Alone (1990) - Idiot's guide to injuring home intruders
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) - Big adventure crossing the backyard
I.Q. (1994) - Cold War nostalgia a guilty pleasure
Ishtar (1987) - One cinematic synonym for disaster
L.A. Story (1991) - Five-day forecast includes wry wit
Linda Lovelace for President (1975) - Sophomoric take on celebrity politics
M.A.S.H. (1970) - Calculated insanity key to surviving war's madness
Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob, The (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob; 1973) - Finding farce in the era's big issues
Mad Dog and Glory (1993) - Exploring stuff of downtown dreams
Mixed Company (1974) - Advocating for big-tent family values
Mixed Nuts (1994) - Holiday countdown begins with a bowlful
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) - Pythons squeezing out stale spew
Naked Gun, The (1988) - Clearing a colleague, saving a queen
Nude Bomb, The (1980) - Naked advertising in The Nude Bomb
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) - When getting there is no fun at all
Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985) - Exploring the reel to real experience
Reuben, Reuben (1983) - Celebrating a rhymer’s wicked ways
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) - Hamlet as viewed from stage left
Straight Talk (1992) - Connecting in a pre-digital world
Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995) - Wacky fantasy promotes core values
Turner & Hooch (1989) - Cop's best buddy his deputy dog
Undercover Blues (1993) - Spy spoof has post-feminst sensibility
Villain, The (1979) - Western action bears the Acme brand
Volunteers (1985) - Bridge-building comedy breaks new wind
Weekend at Bernie's (1989) - Corpse comedy digs up little laughter
Wild at Heart (1990) - Mother's love complicates young lust
World According to Garp, The (1982) - Wrestling with problems of adaptation

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