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Phillips Library presents their November 2020 display: Humor Me! This display features numerous physical, digital, and film titles that will make you LOL with glee. Check one out today!
Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up.
Eighteen year-old Jesminder's parents want her to be a nice, conventional Indian girl. But she just wants to play soccer like her hero, David Beckham. For Jess, that means kicking a ball around the local park with the lads until she's spotted by Jules, who invites her to join the local women's team.
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy.
Comedy filmed on the Riviera, it's the story of two con men who compete to see who can extract $50,000 from a woman first. The victim is a naive American heiress, and the competition between the two men, one a suave and sophisticated Englishman and the other a bumbling but appealing American, heats up!
The unemployed actors of the Galaxy Quest television series are reduced to convention appearances and store openings. But when a distressed interstellar cadre of benevolent aliens beam Jason Nesmith and his crew of has-beens onto their ship, they have the misguided hope that these 'historical documents' can defeat a genocidal space warlord.
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
In this musical comedy, a society wedding is being arranged in Newport, Rhode Island. The beautiful Tracy Samantha Lord is to marry George Kittredge. However, Tracy's ex-husband, the songwriter C.K. Dexter-Haven, has never stopped loving her and has hopes of winning her back. A New York scandal sheet reporter and photographer arrive to cover the wedding and complicate the tangled romances.
Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect escape from the Earth moments before its destruction and join forces with Zaphod Beeblebrox on board the ship Heart of Gold. They meet many people and aliens in their search for the ultimate question.
The handsome Aaron, a Mormon missionary, travels door-to-door in Los Angeles spreading the word of his religion. Christian, a cute West Hollywood party boy, goes from man-to-man without much commitment. Opposites soon attract when Aaron and Christian meet, and sparks begin to fly.
Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, a little makeup and a dress for all occasions, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British housekeeper who is hired on the spot. Free to be the "woman" he never knew he could be, the disguised Daniel creates a whole new life with his entire family.
Gilbert and Sullivan's classic musical comedy of mistaken identity comes swashbuckling to the screen with all the laughs, songs, and stars that made it a long-running Broadway smash. This spectacular production adds some contemporary flash to the classic farce which follows the adventures of a roguish pirate leader and his young charge through numerous love affairs and sword battles.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is simultaneously one of the iconographic touchstones of 1970s cinema and a timeless romp that appeals equally to every fresh generation. Created with a sharp eye for cult and context alike Rocky Horror leaped effortlessly from stage to celluloid losing none of its immediacy and spontaneity in the process ä and maybe gathering more. Dave Thompson goes deep inside the phenomenon to trace the story and the strangeness that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Meet charming and jobless Scott Pilgrim. A bass guitarist for garage band Sex Bob-omb, the 22-year-old has just met the girl of his dreams, literally. The only catch to winning Ramona Flowers? Her seven evil exes are coming to kill him. As Scott gets closer to Ramona, he must face an increasingly vicious rogues' gallery from her past, from infamous skateboarders to vegan rock stars and fearsome identical twins. If he hopes to win his true love, he must vanquish them all.
A middle-aged workaholic's incredibly dull life takes a funny turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class. When he finally muscles up the nerve for the lessons, he winds up with a different instructor than the sexy one that lured him in, and is placed in her colorfully eccentric class of beginners.
When a New York bank sends stuffy, bookish Atterbury Dodd to Hollywood to take over the reins of floundering Colossal Studios, the film community eyes the newcomer with thinly-veined amusement. Colliding with Hollywood eccentrics, Dodd uncovers a conspiracy to scuttle the studio and he enlists an unlikely pair of allies who unite to save Colossal Studios.
A troupe of tiny bandits, challenged with the task of patching up the handiwork of a Supreme Being who was forced into creating the world in only 6 days, instead steal the priceless map of the universe. Accompanied by an English school boy (Warnock), they are swept away on a whirlwind adventure through time and space, encountering bizarre incarnations of Napoelon (Holm), Robinhood (Cleese), Agamemnon (Connery), and others.