The Twelve Chairs

April 18, 2006

Born in 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, Mel Brooks got his start as a stand-up comedian working the resorts circuit in the Catskills. A few years later, he was working as a television writer on various shows for Sid Caesar alongside future comedy legends,... 

The Jerk: 26th Anniversary Edition

January 31, 2006

One of the staples of comedy is the dumb guy movie that features a protagonist so clueless and so stupid that he somehow bungles his way through a series of misadventures. Each generation has someone who excels at this kind of comedy: Gene Wilder, Jim... 

The Longest Yard: Lockdown Edition

October 3, 2005

Most sports movies are riddled with cliches and like any genre this is what makes the exceptional films stand out. They either subvert the cliches or they define them. The Longest Yard (1974) is arguably one of the best football movies because, along...