Despite a handful of brand new wide releases, 'The Hunger Games' continued to thoroughly squash its competition without anything remotely resembling mercy, taking the top spot at the box office for the fourth week in a row. With a weekend gross of $21.5 million, the violent, dystopic science fiction flick (but you know, for kids) continued its march to the coveted $400 million mark with no signs of stopping, slowing or giving anything else in the multiplex a break.
The Three Stooges
As part of a new ongoing feature, critics will regularly return to answer questions on their review, the film and their tastes. Film critic Jordan Hoffman has seen 'The Three Stooges' and - surprise - he really liked it. Is it possible that 'The Three Stooges' is actually really funny? Well, now you can ask him.
A comedy group like ‘The Three Stooges’ might seem like mindless entertainment to some (i.e. women), but their reach and influence can be seen in just about every form of comedy from the small stage to the big screen.
Their iconic pokes, jabs and slaps turned good ol’ fashioned vaudeville slapstick into an art form. They also poked at more than just eyes in their time. Some of the earlier plots satirized and poked fun of greed and high society, health care, economic depression and even Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party, long before America would join the Allies to fight the Axis powers in WWII. So whether or not the Farrelly Brothers’ big-screen tribute to the kings of slapstick can live up to their legacy and help a whole new generation find the funny in films the rest of us spent so much time laughing at on Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings, we fondly look back at some of the more interesting aspects of this amalgamated association of morons (Local 6 7/8ths).
“Nyahahahah” - Curly, when he gets nervous. Sometimes Larry and Moe, too.
In a world as big and wonderful as ours, there are different kinds of laughter. There's the enriching laughter that comes from a shared moment between old friends, and there's the awkward laughter of a social faux pas. There's the stoned WTF laughter from a Tim & Eric sketch, and there's the deep, clever laughter from a droll Comden & Green lyric.
Then there's the one your mother warned you about – when someone is laughing at you not with you..
Once in a very great while something comes along that perfectly marries these last two, and I can think of little that inspires it with the ferocity of the Farrelly Brothers' 'The Three Stooges.' It is so relentlessly, gleefully and willfully dumb that, even if you are so broken an individual that you refuse to laugh, you will at least watch it in reverence and awe.
The Farrelly Brothers are at it again, making another comedy, but this time it's a very well known property that the two have sunk their fangs into. After years of development, the 'The Three Stooges' is almost here and today we're able to see more of their zany antics in the latest trailer.