Saturday, January 12, 2013

Film review: Oscar

Yesterday I was bemoaning the state of modern comedy films. Particularly, the absence of plot/plethora of poop jokes. Then today I caught "Oscar," a John Landis homage to 1930's screwball comedy with lots of (perhaps too much) plot and no poop jokes. How refreshing. Critics hated it at the time because it had Sylvester Stallone, and when is it ever fashionable to give Sylvester Stallone a good review?

According to IMDB it cost $35 million to make and made $25 million which explains the absence of Oscar II. And Hollywood then learned that when making comedies use as little plot as possible, and as many poop jokes that can fit.

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