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Along Came Polly

Usually, the problem with romantic comedies is that, although the "romantic" part of the equation works, the "comedy" aspect falls flat. With Along Came Polly, it's the other way around. The film, written and directed by John Hamburg (Safe Men), ...

Run Time: 1:30
U.S. Release Date: 2004-01-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Nudity, Profanity)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: John Hamburg
Cast: Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, ...
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The

It takes something lackluster like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to remind viewers why movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier are considered superior. In the superhero genre, it's too easy to become sloppy and fall back on clichés. The fifth S...

Run Time: 2:22
U.S. Release Date: 2014-05-02
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Marc Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, ...
Amazing Spider-Man, The

Where to go with Spider-Man? That's the billion dollar question that has plagued Sony Pictures. One of their flagship franchises, Spider-Man is a proven money-maker that could not be allowed to lie fallow simply because the creative engine ran out ...

Run Time: 2:16
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-03
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Mark Webb
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, ...
American Dreamz

Is it possible to satirize something that, in and of itself, often crosses the line into self-parody? That's a question that American Dreamz attempts to address. The objects of Paul Weitz's lampoon are two ripe ones: American Bush and American Id...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 2006-04-21
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Paul Weitz
Cast: Hugh Grant, Shoreh Aghdashloo, Sam Golzari, ...
American Pickle, An

Over the years, the “Rip Van Winkle” concept (inspired by the central conceit of the Washington Irving 1819 short story) has been used by a number of films. The idea – a person hibernating for a number of years and waking up to a vastly ...

Run Time: 1:28
U.S. Release Date: 2020-08-06
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Comedy/Fantasy
Director: Brandon Trost
Cast: Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Molly Evensen, ...
American President, The

It's hard to believe that The American President was made by the same man responsible for the no-holds-barred satire of This Is Spinal Tap. Is there any element of American culture more ripe for the humorist's razor-sharp wit than presidential pol...

Run Time: 2:03
U.S. Release Date: 1995-11-17
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: ROMANCE/COMEDY
Director: Rob Reiner
Cast: Michael Douglas, Anna Deavere Smith, David Paymer, ...
American Teen

American Teen, which has captured audience awards and drawn standing ovations at film festivals from coast-to-coast, is the latest example of a growing genre called "DINO" (Documentaries In Name Only). Combining candid footage with staged events,...

Run Time: 1:35
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-25
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DOCUMENTARY
Director: Nanette Burstein
Cast: Hannah Bailey, Colin Clemens, Megan Krizmanich, ...
Amour

Films can be tremendous vehicles for escapism - paths to freeing oneself from worldly concerns and considerations. They can also be a means of getting in touch with essential elements of humanity such as love, sacrifice, and mortality. Those three ...

Run Time: 2:05
U.S. Release Date: 2012-12-19
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Michael Haneke
Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Anchorman

There was a time, long before cable and VCRs, when live local news was one of the biggest commodities television stations had to sell. During this era, news anchors were judged far less by their journalistic skills than by their ability to convey ...

Run Time: 1:31
U.S. Release Date: 2004-07-09
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, ...
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues could easily be called Anchorman 2: More of the Same. However, when it comes to comedy sequels, is there a reason to expect anything different? More importantly, is there a reason to want anything different? People...

Run Time: 1:59
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Sexual Content, Profanity, Cartoon Violence)
Genre: COMEDY
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Will Ferrell, Greg Kinnear, James Marsden, ...