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“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” better at bringing the drama

Right before It’s Kind of a Funny started, there was a trailer for Meet the Fockers.  It struck me that many comedies emulate the same advertising strategy as Fockers and even It’s Kind of a Funny Story.  There’s almost a predictable tempo that has evolved, with jokes delivered, pause, reply, cue laughter.  Almost as if some of these moments were written for the trailer.  The result is like seeing a haggard prostitute begging for clients long after the sex appeal has worn off.  Thankfully this labored funniness doesn’t stifle Funny Story. Continue reading

Fall Movie Preview: October

The Social Network: October 1

This is already well known as “the facebook movie;” having David Fincher (Fight Club) on board as director makes an inane premise promising.

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