Tag Archives: comedies

Can Men and Women be Friends?

27 Apr

Kicking off our special series on Upcoming Summer Films please welcome guest writer: 

By Littlebells

This summer, Castle Rock Entertainment, along with Screen Gems and Zucker Productions is releasing the romantic comedy Friends with Benefits July 22nd 2011.  Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis star as Dylan and Jamie: two friends dumped by their significant others.  In the film they are both emotionally damaged and turn to each other for a strictly physical relationship.  Alas, it’s not long before both characters want something more.1  This film is very similar to No Strings Attached, starring Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, released in January 2011.  Again, both characters seek a physical relationship but soon discover they want more emotionally.   Both movies bring to mind one of the most debated questions of all time: Can men and women be friends?

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Linked In Hollywood: Movie Buzz 4-15

15 Apr

By Open Book

It seems Hollywood found the answer? For a second weekend in a row, Hop managed to take the number one spot at the box-office.[1] Perhaps,originality is the solution? Consumers deprived over the selection of kid films, allowed Hop to beat out newly released films opening in theaters last weekend. How well did the (Top 20 new release) films do in spite of this surprise? Continue reading

Do Comedies Win Oscars?

25 Feb

By: Open Book

There is nothing like a good comedy to help you forget about your troubles. It’s surprising how few comedies have won an Oscar for Best Picture in the last decade. In an effort to see what comedies have actually won an Oscar, required a little bit of digging.

Here we go!!

Academy Award Winning: Best Picture Comedies [1)

1999American Beauty

1998Shakespeare In Love

1994Forest Gump

1989Driving Miss Daisy

1977Annie Hall

1975One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

1973The Sting

1964My Fair Lady

1963Tom Jones

1960The Apartment

1958GiGi

1957Around The World In Eighty Days

What is fascinating from this research? Over the last decade there’s not been one comedy to win an Oscar since 1999.[2] It seems ever since the recession fewer comedies are being produced in Hollywood.  Why is that?  Do people see fewer comedies when times are hard?  What are your favorite comedic films over the last decade (2000-2010) and why?