Category Archives: Humor

Saturday Matinee: Hi, Mom!

“Hi, Mom!” (1970) is a dark comedy directed by Brian De Palma and stars Robert De Niro. It’s a sequel to Greetings (1968) in which De Nero reprises his role of John Rubin who is now a voyeuristic filmmaker. John … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Gregoire Moulin vs. Humanity

“Gregoire Moulin vs. Humanity” (2001) is a French romantic comedy starring and directed by the late Artus de Penguern. The film is a spoof of Amélie, which was released the same year and also featured Artus (who played the character … Continue reading

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Two for Tuesday

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Saturday Matinee: Happiness

“Happiness” (1998) is a bleakly dark comedy written and directed by Todd Solondz. It follows the lives of three sisters and their respective problematic relationships. Joy (Jane Adams), is the youngest sister and is viewed by her family as the … Continue reading

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Fuck Happiness! Forget Feeling Good and Focus on Being Better

By Gary Z McGee Source: The Mind Unleashed “The difference between a good life and a bad life is how well you walk through the fire.” ~Carl Jung Fuck positivity. Fuck feelings. Fuck trying to make yourself feel good all the time. … Continue reading

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Welcome to the World, 21st Century Child

Recently rediscovered this old clipping from a weekly published sometime in the 90s. Perhaps less satirical than originally intended as it hits closer to home today.

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Saturday Matinee: The Loved One

“The Loved One” (1965) is a satire directed by Tony Richardson with a screenplay by Terry Southern and Christopher Isherwood based on a novel by Evelyn Waugh. The plot centers on the journey of young English expat Dennis (Robert Morse) … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Americathon

“Americathon” (1978) is, like Idiocracy, a dystopian comedy with prophetic predictions such as the fall of the USSR, privatization of public assets, smoking being banned, masses of homeless people living in cars, and the dominance of reality TV, but set … Continue reading

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