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30 Minutes or Less: Uncomfortable funnies

Any trailer that has a gag about a guy bringing a bomb to a school is the type of dark comedy I’m intrigued to explore.  30 Minutes or Less is a fun, race-against-the-clock ride, but it never gets into the black comedy its trailer suggests.  Furthermore, the fact that it’s based on a real-life situation that yielded less than upbeat results does make you question the film’s moral compass. Continue reading

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Eastbound and Down – Offensive, vulgar, yet touching.

The second season of HBO comedy series Eastbound and Down came out on DVD a couple weeks ago, and having had a chance to peruse it, I feel obligated to say that it is without a doubt one of the best shows on television. Created by Adam McKay (Talladega Nights, The Other Guys), Jody Hill (The Foot Fist Way, Observe and Report) and David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), the show boasts an inordinate amount of fresh, young comedic talent, and with the second season they take the show to new heights, allowing the characters and plots to develop far more than you ever thought they could. They elevate the typical raunchy TV comedy by adding pathos, and when it comes to a head in the second season, all you can do is sit back and be amazed. Continue reading