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ATX Television Fest: Structure of a Sitcom... and the Rise of Anti-Sitcoms
Comedy magic with Dan Harmon, Paul Scheer, and more
"...afternoon’s Structure of a Sitcom... and the Rise of Anti-Sitcoms session falls firmly in the first category – cutting-edge..."

June 8, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Wedding Ringer
Kevin Hart and Josh Gad crank out this aggressively dumb and un-embarrassingly sophomoric wedding comedy.
"...leavening. Instead, the last act makes the worst TV sitcoms seem damn Shakespearean in terms of ambition and accomplishment...."

Jan. 23, 2015 Movie Review by Louis Black

Bottle Shock
Stuff the cork back in: This wine movie was sold before its time.
"...However, director and co-writer Miller, a veteran of TV sitcoms and some sitcomlike feature films, is flat-footed and plodding..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Everything's Gone Green
In this amusing film based on a screenplay by Douglas Coupland, a 29-year-old contemplates life’s purpose and the meaning of “winning.”
"...little caper/farce. But Fox, a veteran director of Canadian sitcoms, strives to duplicate Coupland’s balance between gently satirizing the..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Love and Other Catastrophes
"...results play out in a way that recalls TV sitcoms and Woody Allen (whose style has heavily influenced Croghan's)..."

April 25, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Cops & Robbersons
"...flat with a formulaic pattern usually found in television sitcoms. The laughs are also few and far between, as..."

April 22, 1994 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Adam and Joe go to 'Holliston'
FEARnet launches first original sitcom tonight
"...When you think of sitcoms, cable horror channel FEARnet may leap to mind. But..."

April 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Leave It to Beverly
This send-up of sitcoms can't solve its problems as smoothly as the old shows it spoofs did
" that it did happen, that these two separate sitcoms were suddenly in the same universe (with Green Acres,..."

Nov. 13, 2009 Arts Review by Robert Faires

I Like to Watch
"Disrupting" Ashton Kutcher's The Ranch
"...while, most of the good shows right now are sitcoms and half-hour dramedies, if not generally multi-camera setups, and..."

April 1, 2016 Screens Column by Jacob Clifton

The Luv Doc: To Tell The Truth
If your GF actually cared what you thought, she would have asked you before she bought that dress
"...Luv Doc, Despite all the advice I received from sitcoms and comedians, I told my GF that I didn’t..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Column by The Luv Doc

TV Eye
Work and family, work and family, work and family. That perpetual sitcom theme keeps it up this fall, and Belinda Acosta accepts it with an asterisk.
"...Unsurprisingly, several of the new season's sitcoms, which premiered this week, are family comedies. The predicament..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Picks to Snicker
Rich Man, Poor Man, Funny Man, Root
"...was much closer to the mainstream station owner of sitcoms past. "But I didn't want to do Mr. Carlson..."

April 2, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Work Release
"...50 years now, and there have been so many sitcoms -- every year it's just a new batch of..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Ridiculous true story of childhood retained makes for ridiculous fun
"...After a decade of directing sitcoms, sketch comedy, and stand-up specials, first-time narrative feature director..."

June 15, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Transformers: Age of Extinction
Optimus Prime finds a new pal in franchise addition Mark Wahlberg.
"...executive producer Steven Spielberg's wheelhouse, not to mention countless sitcoms? Or that Tessa and Shane's statutory relationship is all..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

LipSchtick Traces
When Cindy Wood scores the big laughs at Esther's Follies, she's channeling comedy's funniest femmes
"...on her TV show or Lucille Ball on her sitcoms or Imogene Coca on Your Show of Shows. Those..."

April 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The New Girls of Comedy
'Mom' and 'Trophy Wife' signal the next era of television
"...over others. Namely, I’m talking about those hip, urbane sitcoms like Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Office, and Parks..."

Oct. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Aleksander Chan

Trading One 'Community' for Another
Dan Harmon is talking to you
"...Canceled sitcoms litter the network landscape. Fired showrunners and head writers..."

Jan. 11, 2013 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2012: Animation
Be ready for your office Oscar pool when it rolls around later this month.
"...the stylistically moribund direct-camera address so popular to television sitcoms. Maybe to class up the joint, they fold in..."

Feb. 10, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

When Sitcom Sincerity Attacks
Another 'Very Special' Episode at the Alamo
" put together a show that riffed on Eighties sitcoms' awkward attempts at the serious stuff. He said it..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Four Lions
This very black comedy about a group of bumbling jihadists is farce that ain't foolin' from the mind of British satirist Chris Morris.
"...cut their teeth on some of Britain's best Aughties sitcoms, Peep Show and The Thick of It), Morris imperceptibly..."

Nov. 5, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Auteurs Stake a Claim on the Small Screen
Mitchell Hurwitz and Matthew Weiner made their names in TV. Have they gotten too big for it?
"...the ropes of TV comedy writing working on traditional sitcoms such as The Golden Girls, The Ellen Show, and..."

Oct. 23, 2009 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

We Live in Public
The Internet-based social experiments of Josh Harris, the original dot-com visionary kid, are profiled in this cautionary documentary.
"...but not bereft of ideas. Like the cruddy Sixties sitcoms on which he was raised (particularly Gilligan's Island, itself..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg
Gertrude Berg, the woman behind the radio and TV icon Molly Goldberg, is profiled in this documentary.
"...I Love Lucy to Roseanne and all those Web-based sitcoms not yet in existence, these TV comedies all emanate,..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Over Her Dead Body
In this DOA romantic comedy, Eva Longoria Parker plays a ghost who haunts her former fiancé-to-be when it's time for him to move on.
"...and Lowell, who cut his teeth writing for god-awful sitcoms like The Drew Carey Show and Just Shoot Me..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Comebacks
A comedy spoof of inspirational sports films.
"...that two of the minds responsible for the unforgivable sitcoms Dharma & Greg and Yes, Dear wrote the thing..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Mr. Not So Frivolous
Wallace Shawn bares all about writing, why he does theatre, and that play with all the sex in it
"...a lot of other work that satirizes kitschy old sitcoms, so even though I knew you had written this..."

May 11, 2007 Arts Feature by Spencer Parsons

TV Eye
Comedy makes a comeback
"...with fresh ideas, network television is moving away from sitcoms in favor of, yes, more reality TV. Leave it..."

July 9, 2004 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Broken Lizard's Club Dread
Broken Lizard (the comedy group that gave us Super Troopers) spoofs summer-camp slasher flicks and lowbrow beach farces.
"...appeal, having been culled from a number of defunct sitcoms. (It’s always a pleasure to see Samm Levine, late..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

TV Eye
Fall TV is dead; long live fall TV!
"...most disappointing of the new fall programs are the sitcoms. Could the over-hyped Coupling be any more disappointing? A..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

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