Summer Movie Preview: Comedy Stylings

by | April 16, 2009 at 6:19 PM | The Movies

Summer is a time of fun and frolick, and you can’t have either of those if you aren’t laughing. Here are some of the yukfests you can look forward to in the sun-soaked season.


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Land of the Lost
The old-school adventure show gets a tongue-in-cheek update with Will Ferrell starring as a scientist who discovers an alternate dimension full of dinosaurs, monkey people, lizard people and dangers galore. Thank god he’s got Danny McBride along for the ride.


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Year One
Jack Black and Michael Cera are hunter-gatherers who are booted out of their tribe and wander off on a crazy quest throughout the Olden Times. They get mixed up with Romans, as well as David Cross and Paul Rudd as Cain and Abel.


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Dance Flick
The Wayans Brothers may have had their Scary Movie franchise appropriated by everyone trying to make a quick buck on a dumb spoof, but maybe their “Flick” schtick will stay in the family. This time out, they’re mocking the trend of dance movies like Step Up and Stomp the Yard in their own kooky style.


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The Hangover
Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper have to try and retrace their drunken, whacked-out steps after an insane bachelor party in Vegas in order to figure out where in tarnation they left the groom, who is due at his wedding in a matter of hours.


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Funny People
Judd Apatow’s latest work is a dramedy about a comedy star George Simmons (Adam Sandler) facing a terminal illness who takes a fledgling stand-up comic (Seth Rogen) under his wing, which makes his friends (Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman) envious. But when George gets a second shot at life, he finds himself pursuing the one woman who got away (Leslie Mann), who happens to be married to an aggressive yet well-rounded Australian family man (Eric Bana).

Bruno
They’re being stingy with the trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s outrageous follow-up to Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan at press time here, but you can check out the restricted trailer full of naughty things and start wondering just how far Cohen will go in the guise of Bruno, a flaming gay man who also happens to be as big an idiot as Borat, but in very different ways.