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COMEDY Movies- 2006,,Coming Soon :p
« on: October 31, 2006, 05:57:06 PM »
For Your Consideration (2006)

Genre: Comedy

Christopher Guest turns the camera on Hollywood for his next film, "For Your Consideration." The film focuses on the making of an independent movie and its cast who become victims of the dreaded awards buzz. Like Guest's previous films, "Waiting For Guffman", "Best In Show" and "A Mighty Wind", this latest project will feature performances from his regular ensemble, including co-writer Eugene Levy.
Release Date: November 17, 2006 (limited; wider release: November 22)
Studio: Warner Independent Pictures
Director: Christopher Guest
Screenwriter: Eugene Levy, Christopher Guest
Starring: Carrie Aizley, Bob Balaban, Ed Begley, Jr., Jennifer Coolidge, Paul Dooley, Ricky Gervais, Christopher Guest, Rachael Harris, John Michael Higgins, Michael Hitchcock, Don Lake, Eugene Levy, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Larry Miller, Christopher Moynihan, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Piddock, Parker Posey, Harry Shearer, Deborah Theaker, Fred Willard, Scott Williamson

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual references and brief language)
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Let's Go to Prison (2006)

Release Date:
November 17, 2006
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Bob Odenkirk
Screenwriter: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael Patrick Jann
Starring: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, Dylan Baker, Steve Dahl, David Koechner, Michael Shannon
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for language, sexual content, some violence and drug material)
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Review: Not Available
DVD Review: Not Available

Plot Summary: Felon John Lyshitski (Shepard) has figured out the best way to get revenge on the now-dead judge who sent him to jail: watch the official's obnoxious son, Nelson Biederman IV (Arnett), survive the clink.

John strikes gold when Nelson is wrongly convicted of a crime and sent to the pen he used to call home. He gleefully gets sent back to become Nelson's cellmate and to ensure that his new buddy gets the "full treatment." Let the games begin.

Lesson #1: the joint's a scary place, so you better make friends fast. Right away, Nelson offends the wrong cons and is sold--by John--to Barry (McBride) for prison snuggling. But just as revenge starts tasting sweet, Nelson becomes Big Man in the Big House and turns the tables on John...changing the rules of his insane game.

It's time to shower with thugs, sip toilet wine and sharpen a shiv as the locked-up are set up in "Let's Go To Prison," an uncompromising, no-holds-barred comedy directed by Bob Odenkirk ("Mr. Show") and produced by Carsey-Werner Films and Strike Entertainment.
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The History Boys

Release Date: November 21, 2006 (limited)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Nicholas Hytner
Screenwriter: Alan Bennett
Starring: Richard Griffiths, Clive Merrison, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sacha Dhawan, Samuel Anderson, Dominic Cooper, Andrew Knott, Samuel Barnett, Russell Tovey, Jamie Parker, James Corden
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R (for language and sexual content)
Official Website: Not Available

Plot Summary: "The History Boys" tells the story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick English master (Richard Griffiths), a young and shrewd teacher hired to up their test scores (Stephen Campbell Moore), a grossly out-numbered history teacher (Frances de la Tour), and a headmaster obsessed with results (Clive Merrison), the boys attempt to sift through it all to pass the daunting university admissions process. Their journey becomes as much about how education works, as it is about where education leads.

Stranger Than Fiction

Release Date: November 10, 2006
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Marc Forster
Screenwriter: Zach Helm
Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some disturbing images, sexuality, brief language and nudity)
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Plot Summary: Columbia Pictures and Mandate Pictures' "Stranger Than Fiction" is an inventive comedy about a novelist (Emma Thompson) struggling to complete her latest, and potentially finest, book — she only has to find a way to kill off her main character, Harold Crick, and she'll be done. Little does she know that Harold Crick (Will Ferrell) is inexplicably alive and well in the real world and suddenly aware of her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears what she has in mind and realizes he must find a way to change her (and his) ending.


A Good Year (2006)

Genre: Comedy

Everything matures... eventually.


A Good Year is as rich, rounded and satisfying as a well-aged bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Sir Ridley Scott’s adaptation of the novel by Peter Mayle – best-selling author of numerous books celebrating all things Provençale – brings out the sommelier in us all.

As the film opens, eleven-year-old Max Skinner (Freddie Highmore) is being educated in the gentle art of savouring life – and wine – while summering on the vineyard estate of his earthy aesthete uncle Henry (Albert Finney). Fast forward twenty-five years: Max (Russell Crowe) has become a self-satisfied financier, striding through the steel-and-glass world of London business, a trail of dodgy deals, one-night stands and tyrannized underlings in his wake. He has just made another killing when he learns Henry has passed away, leaving Max the sole beneficiary. Max smells a profit and arranges a quick trip to France to appraise the old property. But can he callously sell off this vestige of his idyllic childhood?

Max’s haste to close the deal falters as wild cards are thrown his way. There’s the crumbling, careworn property itself. There’s M. Duflot (Didier Bourdon), the surly estate winemaker, who stubbornly clings to his post; the town siren, Fanny (Marion Cotillard), who haughtily fends off advances from a smitten Max; and the sun-kissed California beauty (Abbie Cornish) who shows up on the doorstep, claiming to be a long-lost cousin with a claim to Henry’s estate. And what of Le Coin Perdu, the delightful vintage of mysterious origin?

As Max reflects on his happy memories of the place, he finds himself pulled in all directions – especially toward Fanny, who finds herself falling for Max but maintains, “Once you have done what you’ve come here to do, you will not return.” Past, present and future seem to coalesce magically to show Max the way forward. Scott makes full use of Crowe’s expertise at combining gruff and tender, and his trademark roving camera and expert compositions bring depth and life to this warm, romantic bask in the sunshine of the South of France.

--© Toronto Film Festival


Release Date: November 3, 2006 (NY, LA)
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Screenwriter: Pedro Almodóvar
Starring: Yohana Cobo, Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R (for some sexual content and language)
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Plot Summary: "Volver" is a meeting of "Mildred Pierce" and "Arsenic and Old Lace", combined with the surrealistic naturalism of my fourth film, "¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!!" ("What have I done to Deserve This?"), that is, Madrid and its lively working-class neighbourhoods, where the immigrants from the various Spanish provinces share dreams, lives and fortune with a multitude of ethnic groups and other races. At the heart of this social framework, three generations of women survive wind, fire and even death, thanks to goodness, audacity and a limitless vitality.

They are Raimunda (Pénelope Cruz), who is married to an unemployed labourer and has a teenage daughter (Yohana Cobo); Sole (Lola Dueñas), her sister, who makes a living as a hairdresser; and the mother of both (Carmen Maura), who died in a fire along with her husband. This character appears first to her sister (Chus Lampreave) and then to Sole, although the people with whom she has some unresolved matters are Raimunda and her neighbour in the village, Agustina (Blanca Portillo).

"Volver" is not a surrealistic comedy although it may seem so at times. The living and the dead coexist without any discord, causing situations that are either hilarious or filled with a deep, genuine emotion. It's a film about the culture of death in my native La Mancha. The people there practice it with an admirable naturalness. The way in which the dead continue to be present in their lives, the richness and humanity of their rites mean that the dead never die.

"Volver" destroys all the clichés about "black" Spain and offers a Spain that is as real as it is the opposite. A Spain that is white, spontaneous, funny, intrepid, supportive and fair.


The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Release Date: November 3, 2006
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Director: Michael Lembeck
Screenwriter: Ed Decter, John J. Strauss
Starring: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, Spencer Breslin, Liliana Mumy, Alan Arkin, Martin Short
Genre: Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: G
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Plot Summary: Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in "Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause". Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin - AKA Santa - as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short), who is trying to take over the "big guy's" holiday.

At the risk of giving away the secret location of the North Pole, Scott invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret & Alan Arkin) to share in the holiday festivities, and upcoming birth of baby Claus with expectant wife, Carol, - AKA Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell).

Along for the adventure are Scott's extended family, son Charlie (Eric Lloyd), ex-wife Laura Miller (Wendy Crewson), her husband, Neil Miller (Judge Reinhold) and their daughter, Lucy (Liliana Mumy) who, together with head elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin), foil Jack Frost's crafty scheme to control the North Pole.
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