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Last updated September 29, 2023

Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again Poster

Kathleen Madigan: Madigan Again

2013 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Kathleen Madigan drops in on Detroit to deliver material derived from time spent with her Irish Catholic Midwest family, eating random pills out of her mother's purse, touring Afghanistan, and her love of John Denver and the Lunesta butterfly.
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Ralphie May: Too Big to Ignore

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Ralphie May spreads his comedic wealth further than ever by tackling topics that will make you think and occasionally squirm. With no subject off limits, Ralphie dives in and reveals the hilarious quirks that infiltrate politics, race and family.
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South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut

1999 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

The potty-mouthed kids of "South Park" move to the big screen for this animated musical comedy with a loose plot involving Satan, Saddam Hussein and the corruption of American youth by their Canadian neighbors.
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Dancing Queen

2012 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

A mayoral candidate's wife becomes the front woman for a K-pop group in this movie that stars Jeong-min Hwang as a poor lawyer turned politician and Jeong-hwa Eom as the wife who makes an attempt at singing without her husband's knowledge.
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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

1982 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

A sheriff and a whorehouse madam team up to battle publicity-seeking politicians and the Moral Majority to protect their town's most popular business, the "Chicken Ranch," a notorious Texas whorehouse, from the threat of closure.
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Looking for Lenny

2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Comedian Lenny Bruce's legacy provides the backdrop for this documentary examining the present-day stranglehold on creative freedom. Top comics discuss an America 45 years after Bruce's death, where his trailblazing act would still spark controversy.
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Mayor Cupcake

2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

When Mary Maroni's daughter nominates her to run for mayor of their hometown, Mary is astonished to suddenly find herself elected and in charge -- despite the fact that her experience is limited to raising kids and baking luscious cupcakes.
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The Castle

1997 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When plans for an airport expansion threaten the home of Darryl Kerrigan and his family, the patriarch refuses to move from his "castle" -- in actuality, a shabby suburban tract house he's filled to the rafters with trashy knickknacks.
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Four Lions

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Comedy writer Christopher Morris makes his feature directorial debut with this outrageous comedy about a group of young Islamic Brits who fancy themselves bloodthirsty jihadis of the first order. The film showcases Morris's satirical talents at their vicious best in a scathingly hilarious indictment of true believers and the social systems that create them. Viewers took note and bestowed it the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the L.A. Film Festival.
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The Dictator

2012 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

This outlandish comedy chronicles the glorious efforts of despotic General Aladeen, dictator of the Republic of Wadiya, to oppress his people and fight democracy. Helping the tyrant maintain his rule at all costs is an all-female security force.
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In the Loop

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

When the U.S. president and the U.K. prime minister decide to invade a certain Middle Eastern country, skeptical American and British operatives do their best to stop the runaway train to war in director Armando Iannucci's scathing political comedy.
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Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve

2011 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In this Showtime special, stand-up comedian Nick DiPaolo unleashes his caustic wit on a willing crowd at Connecticut's Foxwoods Resort Casino, putting to work the same razor-sharp sense of humor that kills 'em on Comedy Central's celebrity roasts.
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Tales from the Golden Age

2009 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Everyday life in 1980s Romania under Ceausescu takes on an air of comic surrealism in this whimsical collection of shorts written by award-winning filmmaker Cristian Mungiu and helmed by several acclaimed Romanian directors.
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2012 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Based on a true story, this inspiring comedy tells the tale of unemployed writer Phil Campbell, who's roped into helping his quirky friend Grant run for Seattle city council. Surprisingly, Grant's passion for mass transit may win him the election.
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Citizen Ruth

1996 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In this satirical look at a controversial issue, unfit mother of four Ruth Stoops (Laura Dern) discovers while in jail that she's pregnant again. The judge charges her with endangering the fetus, but tells her he'll reduce the charges if she has an abortion. When word of this gets out, Ruth's caught in the middle of a tug-of-war between anti-abortion and abortion rights activists who want to use Ruth to get their messages across.
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Nephew Tommy: Just My Thoughts

2011 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles -- best known for his appearances on "The Steve Harvey Morning Show" -- steps onto the stand-up stage in this uncensored comedy special, offering candid musings on cheating, whuppin's and the White House.
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More American Graffiti

1979 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Ron Howard, Cindy Williams and most of the cast of the original American Graffiti reprise their roles in this sequel directed by Bill Norton, which captures the group at four subsequent New Year's Eve celebrations from 1964 to 1967.
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We Have a Pope

2011 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

The pope has died, and the congress of cardinals has chosen his successor. But what happens if the newly elected pontiff doesn't want the job? This comedy follows the Vatican's travails as it strives to make one cardinal accept his destiny.
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Canadian Bacon

1995 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

A U.S. president tries to bolster his sagging approval rating by picking a fight with the unlikeliest of foes: Canada. After a slick propaganda campaign convinces Americans that Canada is the enemy, a zealous patriot takes matters into his own hands.
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Ali G Indahouse

2002 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Wannabe gangsta rapper Ali G takes a stand against the demolition of his beloved John Nike Leisure Centre. But it doesn't take long for him to get elected to Parliament and become unwittingly embroiled in a political scandal.
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Children of the Revolution

1996 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

The enigmatic Judy Davis stars as Joan, an extremely devoted Communist Australian enamored of Joseph Stalin and his ideas. She writes him letters, and when she gets pregnant, she thinks the child is his. When she gives birth, she raises the child in a manner she perceives as the proper Communist Party way. What becomes of this child? The film spans forty years. Peter Duncan writes and directs this biting satire.
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Top Secret

1952 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

When a sanitary engineer at the Barworth Atomic Research Centre leaves on vacation with an attaché case full of secret plans -- which he has mistaken for his briefcase containing washroom designs -- he suddenly finds himself mixed up in espionage.
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Fay Grim

2006 | NR | 3.0 out of 5 Stars

When it's discovered that her deceased ex-husband's manuscript contains information that could threaten national security and implicate the government in a variety of conspiracies, Fay Grim (Parker Posey) is forced to travel to Paris and retrieve the book before it falls into the wrong hands. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Henry Fool, this puzzling thriller from Hal Hartley also stars Jeff Goldblum and Saffron Burrows.
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An American Carol

2008 | NR | 2.9 out of 5 Stars

David Zucker directs a star-studded cast in this topical comedy about an unpatriotic documentary filmmaker who wants to abolish the Fourth of July holiday -- until he's visited by three ghosts who beg him to reconsider. Can the spirits of America's past, present and future spark a change of heart? Kelsey Grammer, Jon Voight and Dennis Hopper star in this Charles Dickens–inspired fable that skewers the well-known work of director Michael Moore.
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CSA: Confederate States of America

2004 | NR | 2.9 out of 5 Stars

What would the United States look like if the South had won the Civil War, slavery were still legal and liberals had fled to Canada? It might resemble the vision in this provocative mockumentary, set in a modern-day Confederate States of America.
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