Comedy movies

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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This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows the character Alita, voiced by Rosa Salazar, in a scene from "Alita: Battle Angel." (Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
February 17, 2019 - 1:24 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sci-fi fantasy "Alita: Battle Angel" topped the charts and beat out a number of newcomers including the meta romantic comedy "Isn't It Romantic" and the horror sequel "Happy Death Day 2U" in its first weekend in theaters, but it is a victory with a few caveats. It's leading...
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Spanish director Rodrigo Sorogoyen celebrates his Goya award as best director for the film "El Reino" during the Goya Film Awards Ceremony in Seville, Spain, Saturday Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Laura Leon)
February 03, 2019 - 7:28 am
MADRID (AP) — The film "Campeones" ("Champions"), a comedy about a basketball team featuring actors with mental disabilities, won best picture at the Spanish Film Academy's Goya Awards. Directed by Javier Fesser, "Campeones" took the top prize at the gala that ended early Sunday morning in Seville...
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Writer and actress Mindy Kaling poses for a portrait to promote the film "Late Night" at the Salesforce Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP)
January 26, 2019 - 3:41 pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling comedy "Late Night" is already one of the biggest hits of the 2019 Sundance Film Festival with an acquisition price to match. Amazon Studios on Saturday purchased the U.S. distribution rights for $13 million, a record for the festival. "Late...
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FILE - In this 1966 file photo, actress Kay Ballard poses in her home in New York. Marguerite Gordon, a friend of Ballard says the actress of the TV series “The Mothers-in-Law,” died Monday, Jan. 21, 2019, at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. she was 93. A boisterous comedian and singer as well as an actress, Ballard appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas. (AP Photo, File)
January 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kaye Ballard, the boisterous comedian and singer who appeared in Broadway musicals and nightclubs from New York to Las Vegas and starred with Eve Arden in the 1960s TV sitcom "The Mothers-In-Law," has died. She was 93. Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage,...
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