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The Onion: "You Haven’t Seen 'Frances Ha' Until You’ve Seen It In IMAX"

"Movies like Frances Ha are why IMAX was invented in the first place."

-A piece from The Onion , in which filmmaker Noah Baumbach makes a plea to the public to make sure they see his independent black-and-white Greta Gerwig dramedy in IMAX.

Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Are Your New Siskel & Ebert

Going to the movies this weekend? Then, you'll wanna check out "On Cinema at the Cinema," a new web series for Thing X hosted by Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington (whom you might know better as his hack comic character Neil Hamburger). It's a video version of their podcast On Cinema, and here's the second installment, in which they review this weekend's new movies, Lincoln and Skyfall. Watch the video and I think you'll agree with me that Heidecker & Turkington are worthy successors to Siskel & Ebert.

'A Christmas Story,' 'A League of Their Own,' 'Slacker' Selected for Preservation by the National Film Registry

Today, the titles of 25 films selected to be preserved in the Library of Congress's National Film Registry were announced by the Librarian of Congress (yes, that's a real job/person), and a few well-known comedies made the list. Six of the 25 films this year were comedies (or comedy-dramas), and they are A Christmas Story (1983), A League of Their Own (1992), Slacker (1991), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), Sons of the Desert (1933), and Born Yesterday (1950). Also, a bunch of non-comedies like The Matrix and some other stuff made the list too, but that junk doesn't concern us here because this is a comedy website, and we [...]

Tim Heidecker Programs a Fake Film Festival for The A.V. Club

Noted cinema buff Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric fame) did an interview with The A.V. Club today where he ran through his favorite movies, programming a (fictitious) 24-hour film festival. Amongst Heidecker's favorites are Spinal TapLost in AmericaDogtooth, and The King of Comedy, proving that his love for funny, uncomfortable movies runs deep.

Yes, Bobby Moynihan Will Be in Vince Vaughn's Sperm Donor Comedy

SNL favorite Bobby Moynihan just joined the cast of Vince Vaughn's new sperm donor comedy, The Delivery Man, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Moynihan will be playing Vaughn's brother in the movie, an American remake of a hit French-Canadian comedy called Starbuck, about a guy who has fathered 533 kids via sperm donation and has his life turned – get this – upside down when a few hundred of his children ask their biological father to step up and reveal his identity. The movie is being written and directed by Ken Scott, the writer/director of the French-Canadian original. Moynihan joins a supporting cast that also includes Colbie [...]

'Valet Guys' Will Likely Be Kevin Heaven But Will Less Likely Be Good

Kevin Hart is in talks to co-star with Kevin James in Valet Guys, a film about two guys who are valets (obvs), who need to retrieve a fancy car they lost. Written by James and Nick "Voice of the Cat on Sabrina the Teenage Witch" Bakay, this movie sounds like one of those dumb, high-concept comedies that print money despite being terrible. It's the type of movie we'd never talk about, if it weren't for how big it will likely be for Hart's career. Sure, co-starring in a likely good buddy cop film with Seth Rogan is important but this will open him up to the pivotal [...]