The King of Comedy–the fifth collaboration between filmmaker Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro–marks its 40th anniversary. According to the film’s logline on Hulu, it “is a funny depiction of the dangers of celebrity fandom.” This is partially true because The King of Comedy is a film about the depiction of celebrity fandom but it’s definitely not funny. If it were funny, there would have been plenty of laughs over here but the laughs…"The King of Comedy Marks 40th Anniversary"
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Salt and Pepper and One More Time make their arrival on Blu-ray in a double feature packaged by Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The two films are billed as “hilarious action comedies” but you’re mileage may vary. Personally, I forced myself to get through Salt and Pepper. It’s very telling when a film directed by Richard Donner also struggles to keep my attention. The fact that it stars two Rat Pack stars and falls short on…"Salt and Pepper, One More Time on Blu-ray"
Comedian Jerry Lewis has died at the age of 91. Lewis, one-half of the popular Martin and Lewis duo with Dean Martin, hosted the annual MDA telethon over Labor Day weekend from 1966 through 2010. A statement by the Lewis family was tweeted by Las Vegas Review reporter John Katsilometes: “Legendary entertainer Jerry Lewis passed away peacefully today of natural causes at 91 at his home w/ family by his side.” Born Joseph Levitch on…"Comedian Jerry Lewis dead at 91"
Dying Laughing is another top-notch comedy documentary and this one focuses on what life is like on the road. This review is better late than never–talk about timing! Directed by Lloyd Stanton and Paul Toogood, the star-studded interview subjects include Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Garry Shandling, Sarah Silverman, Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Izzard, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Mike Epps, Jerry Lewis, DL Hughley, Amy Schumer, Allan Havey, Bob Saget, Bobby Lee,…"Dying Laughing shows life on the road"