Tag Archives: comedies

Best Cult Comedy Film Quotes

28 Sep

Last article in our series on Cult Classic Films.

By Littlebells

In researching Cult Comedy Film Classics, I found the list to be endless.  This genre is actually quite vast considering comedies can be classified as science fiction (Spaceballs), adventure (Princess Bride), or romance (Sixteen Candles).  Generally cult classics are low grossing films but there are quite a few comedies that did very well at the box office.  Office Space estimated production cost  was $10 million.  Unfortunately they barely broke even with $10 million and change.[1]  However, Home Alone’s estimated budget was $15 million and it grossed approximately $530 worldwide![2] 

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Absurdity at its Finest

11 Jun

By  Parisienne

Most plays can be defined as tragedies or comedies but some plays due to the use of illogical situations, unconventional dialogue and minimal plots are used to express the absurdity of human life, which have been coined as being absurd. Martin Esslin gave the term the Theater of the Absurd too many plays that were written between the 1940’s and the 1960’s in France.  The writers of these plays are Samuel Beckett, Arthur Adamov, Eugene Ioneseco, Jean Genet, and Harold Pinter to name a few.  The term itself came from Albert Camus, a French philosopher who wrote about it in his essay The Myth of Sisyphus

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Movie Buzz- 6-03

3 Jun

By Open Book

The Hangover Part II really got movie goers out in theaters last weekend. Will it have the same impact this weekend given it’s bad reviews? The impressive numbers at the box office appears to suggest consumers did not care what film critics had to say.  Kung Fu Panda 2 also opened last weekend and not only impressed film critics but consumers as well. We will examine what critics and consumers had to say plus vote if it’s worth the money.

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Movie Buzz- 5-27

27 May

By Open Book

Mermaids aren’t even safe from vampires in this economy. Last week Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was number one at the box office according to Boxoffice.com. However, word travels fast. Will it hold on to number one this weekend?  See what consumers and critics had to say then we will help you decide if it’s worth the money.

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Linked In Hollywood: Movie Buzz 5-20

20 May

By Open Book

Will THOR hold on to number one again this weekend? Did other new release films stand out?  Surprisingly Bridesmaids came in second at the box office last weekend.[1] Did it do well because a good laugh was the answer for those looking forward to their upcoming nuptials?  Find out what film critics and consumers said about other newly released films as well.  Then we will help you decide if it’s worth the money.

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