Comedy movies

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jacob Tremblay, from left, as Max, Keith L. Williams as Lucas and Brady Noon as Thor in the film, "Good Boys," written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Stupnitsky. (Ed Araquel/Universal Pictures via AP)
August 18, 2019 - 2:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated comedy, left for dead by some Hollywood studios, again reached No.1 at the box office over the weekend thanks to the raunchy coming-of-age tale "Good Boys," about a trio of 12-year-olds on a crude misadventure. "Good Boys" surpassed expectations to debut with $21 million...
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This image released by Sony Pictures shows a scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)
July 14, 2019 - 5:20 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Spider-Man: Far From Home" is celebrating another weekend at No. 1, but non-franchise fare continues to struggle at the box office. Fresh studio-released counterprograming such as the horror movie "Crawl" and the action-comedy "Stuber" barely made a dent in the web-slinger's...
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This undated image provided by Disney/Pixar shows a scene from the movie "Toy Story 4." (Disney/Pixar via AP)
June 30, 2019 - 2:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Toy Story 4" hung onto the top spot in its second week in theaters and the horror sequel "Annabelle Comes Home" opened in line with expectations, but the Cinderella story of the weekend was actually the third place movie: "Yesterday." The Danny Boyle-directed musical romantic...
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This undated image shows Randall Park and Ali Wong in a scene from the movie "Always Be My Maybe." The newly released Netflix movie is an Asian-American rom-com with a twist: ethnicity isn't central to the plot. (Courtesy of Netflix)
June 02, 2019 - 12:04 pm
The newly released Netflix movie "Always Be My Maybe," is an Asian American rom-com with a twist: Ethnicity isn't central to the plot. It's just stand-up comedian and actress Ali Wong and "Fresh Off the Boat" actor Randall Park playing best friends and soul mates who happen to be Asian, which may...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 1989 file photo, actress and animal rights activist Doris Day poses for photos after receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award she was presented with at the annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Day, whose wholesome screen presence stood for a time of innocence in '60s films, has died, her foundation says. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday, May 13, 2019, at her Carmel Valley, California, home. (AP Photo, File)
May 13, 2019 - 11:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson made her one of Hollywood's biggest stars in the 1950s and '60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. In recent years, Day had been an...
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FILE - This Nov. 16, 2017 file photo shows actor Mel Gibson at the premiere of "Daddys Home 2," in London. Gibson is to play Santa Claus in “Fatman,” a comedy that will be shopped at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. He is attached as Kris Kringle in the film to be directed by Ian and Eshom Nelms and is executive produced by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)
May 08, 2019 - 2:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mel Gibson is to play Santa Claus in "Fatman," a comedy that will be shopped at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Gibson is attached as Kris Kringle in the film to be directed by Ian and Eshom Nelms and is executive produced by David Gordon Green and Danny McBride. The filmmakers...
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April 24, 2019 - 4:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel "The War of the Roses," a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91. Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington Post reports that his...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Zachary Levi, left, and Jack Dylan Grazer in a scene from "Shazam!" (Steve Wilkie/Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 3:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A rush of newcomers couldn't shake "Shazam!" from the top spot, as the superhero comedy led the box office for the second straight weekend with $25.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Lionsgate's "Hellboy" reboot, the animated Laika Studios release "...
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Jennifer Hudson, a cast member in the upcoming film "Cats," based on the musical, performs the song "Memory" during the Universal Pictures presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Wednesday, April 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 03, 2019 - 3:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Universal Pictures is surprising audiences at CinemaCon again with a Jennifer Hudson performance of "Memory" from its upcoming big screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats." Hudson belted out the ballad Wednesday morning for an audience of exhibitors and movie...
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Diane Keaton, a cast member in the upcoming film "Poms," arrives onstage during the STXfilms presentation at CinemaCon 2019, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) at Caesars Palace, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
April 02, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blockbusters are a clear favorite among the audience of theater owners and distributors at the CinemaCon trade convention for a simple reason: They're the ones that make the most money. But this year, the show kicked off Tuesday morning with a presentation from a different type of...
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