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'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 [...]

No More Chick Flicks, Please

Say the phrase “chick flicks” and usually everyone around you, male or female, will roll their eyes. The prevailing notion is that “chick flicks” are fluffy, romantic, silly piles of goo that no one should ever consider high-quality cinema. The thing is, I can’t name a single comedy film starring primarily women that someone couldn’t dismiss as merely a “chick flick.” For instance, even though Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion is hilarious and boasts the talents of Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Kudrow and Justin Theroux, it’s somehow weird to call it a pure comedy. Because it’s about girls and because it’s about high school and because it has a [...]