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Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The

Those wacky Coens are at it again. And those serious Coens. And those loquacious Coens. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, a paean to pre-revisionist Westerns, allows the Oscar-winning brothers to try out nearly every weapon in their considerable ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2018-11-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: Western
Director: Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
Cast: Tim Blake Nelson, Tyne Daly, Saul Rubinek, ...
Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids is a quirky comedy that crossbreeds two common cinematic staples: the mismatched buddy movie and the fish-out-of-water scenario. With elements culled from the mainstream smash The Hangover and the indie cult favorite Napoleon Dynamite,...

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: 2011-02-11
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity, Drugs)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Miguel Arteta
Cast: Ed Helms, John C. Reilly, Anne Heche, ...
Dodgeball

Of course, Dodgeball isn't a true underdog anything, but that's all part of the joke. A blistering satire of feel-good sports movies, this film makes its mark via the most direct route: it lampoons by adopting the tried-and-true "straight" formul...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: 2004-06-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Situations, Profanity, Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Cast: Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, ...
Finding Nemo

The more things change, the more they stay the same. As we enter the summer of 2003, Walt Disney Pictures reigns supreme as the distributor of the best animated fare. Yet, less than a dozen years after Beauty and the Beast became the first (and t...

Run Time: 1:41
U.S. Release Date: 2003-05-30
MPAA Rating: "G" (Nothing Objectionable)
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Andrew Stanton
Cast: (voices) Albert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander Gould, ...
Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates exemplifies what passes for “raunchy comedy” these days: plenty of vulgarity and profanity without many accompanying laughs. In trying to push the R-rated envelope, filmmakers have become so focused on bei...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: 2016-07-08
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Situations, Drugs, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy
Director: Jake Szymanski
Cast: Zac Efron, Adam Devine, Anna Kendrick, ...
On the Basis of Sex

On the Basis of Sex is a perfectly adequate bio-pic focused on the early life and courtroom baptism of now-Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Although less illuminating and more filled with Hollywood claptrap than the recent documentary hagiography ...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2018-12-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Mimi Leder
Cast: Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer, Justin Theroux, ...
Rango

The first animated film from ILM is also the first memorable motion picture of 2011. Also, in a break from Hollywood's incessant race to surcharge parents to death by releasing anything bearing the "family film" moniker in 3-D, Rango is available i...

Run Time: 1:47
U.S. Release Date: 2011-03-04
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: ANIMATED
Director: Gore Verbinski
Cast: (voices) Johnny Depp, Timothy Olyphant, Harry Dean Stanton, ...