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Will a Comedy Ever Play at a Movie Theater Again?

Three writers wonder: Is 2020 the end of the end of laughing out loud at the cinema?
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The Movie of This Quarantine Summer Is Jurassic Park

Running from dinosaurs, stress-eating ice cream, filing into a theme park even though it means putting lives at risk — who can’t relate?
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An American Pickle Is a Two-Man Show, and Both Men Are Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen stars opposite himself in this HBO Max original movie about a Brooklyn man united with his pickled great-grandfather.
  1. coronavirus
    Here Are All the Movies Delayed Because of the CoronavirusWith updated release dates where available.
  2. genuine classics
    Agnieszka Holland Poured Her Own Bedridden Childhood Into The Secret GardenThe 1993 adaptation is one of the best children’s movies ever made. We don’t talk about it, or director Agnieszka Holland, enough.
  3. our streaming future
    Will a Comedy Ever Play at a Movie Theater Again?Three writers wonder: Is 2020 the end of the end of laughing out loud at the cinema?
  4. trailer mix
    Taylour Paige Has a Wild Story for You in Zola TeaserComing … soon.
  5. chat room
    Simon Rich Is Sure His Ancestors Would Beat Him Up If They Met Him TodayTalking humor writing and American Pickle with the SNL alum.
  6. friday night movie club
    The Movie of This Quarantine Summer Is Jurassic ParkRunning from dinosaurs, stress-eating ice cream, filing into a theme park even though it means putting lives at risk — who can’t relate?
  7. directors
    Candyman’s Nia DaCosta Set to Direct Captain Marvel 2She’s the first Black woman to direct a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
  8. casting
    Tom Hanks Circling the Role of Geppetto In Disney’s Live Action Pinocchio The film would see Hanks reuniting with his Forrest Gump director, Robert Zemeckis.
  9. now streaming
    The 30 Best Comedies on Amazon PrimeHot Rod, Spaceballs, Moonstruck, and more.
  10. now streaming
    The 100 Best Movies on HBO MaxContact, Magnolia, Raising Arizona, and 97 more great films on the new streaming service.
  11. the streaming wars
    Harry Potter Movies Apparate Over to PeacockBut you may have to watch with commercials.
  12. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusWho’s next?
  13. down to business
    Get Ready to Watch Disney’s Mulan From the Comfort of Your CouchThe live-action remake will be available to stream on Disney+ this September — for a fee.
  14. the movie
    Unhinged Is Still Hell-bent on Becoming the First Post-Lockdown Movie in AmericaThe Russell Crowe thriller wants to “ride the notoriety” of arriving in theaters at a time when moviegoers aren’t guaranteed to show up.
  15. movie review
    An American Pickle Is a Two-Man Show, and Both Men Are Seth RogenSeth Rogen stars opposite himself in this HBO Max original movie about a Brooklyn man united with his pickled great-grandfather.
  16. movie review
    She Dies Tomorrow Is One of the Scariest Films I’ve Seen in a Long WhileIt’s about more than a pandemic, but it is also about a pandemic.
  17. obits
    Reni Santoni, Dirty Harry Actor and Seinfeld’s Poppie, Dead at 81The actor had his first starring role in the 1967 Carl Reiner comedy Enter Laughing.
  18. the industry
    Bradley Cooper May Be Joining Paul Thomas Anderson’s ’70s Child-Actor DramaPresumably as an adult of some kind.
  19. now streaming
    The 30 Best Comedies on Hulu Right NowBest in Show, Waiting for Guffman, Booksmart, and more.
  20. visual album review
    Beyoncé’s Black Is King Does Everything It Needs ToThe richness of the Black experience is the point. There’s almost too much excellence to keep track of.
  21. streaming
    What, Exactly, Is Hiding in the Disney+ Movie Archives?Remember Fuzzbucket? Neither do we.
  22. ho ho ho
    Lifetime Enters the Millennium, Announces First LGBTQ Holiday MovieThe Christmas Set-Up is exactly how it sounds.
  23. now streaming
    The 100 Best Movies on Netflix Right NowDa 5 Bloods, Lady Bird, Uncut Gems, and more.
  24. movies
    Here Are All the Movies Scheduled to Hit Theaters in 2020An ever-evolving guide to the year’s major theatrical release dates.
  25. best of 2020
    The Best Movies of the Year (So Far)From a Netflix superhero movie to a time-loop rom-com to a horror film that will make you cry.
  26. fair points
    Andrew Lloyd Webber Says the Cats Movie Is ‘Ridiculous’ and He’ll Tell You WhyWell, he’s not wrong.
  27. black is king
    Black Is King Works Best When Beyoncé Can Be BeyoncéThe Disney+ visual makes it clear that Beyoncé is too big for even the biggest IP.
  28. bryan singer
    Bryan Singer Reportedly Filmed X-Men Stunt While on a NarcoticAnd an explanation of why exactly Halle Berry told him to kiss her Black ass.
  29. tiff 2020
    TIFF Announces 2020 Lineup: Regina King’s Directorial Debut, Spike Lee, and MoreThe festival will take place September 10–19 with 50 features.
  30. movie review
    God Bless the Go-Go’s and This Documentary About the Go-Go’sThe Go-Go’s, debuting on Showtime, is a rollicking portrait of a seminal band, and an acute examination of female ambition.
  31. movies
    Amy Seimetz’s Mirror WorldsIn her new absurdist thriller, She Dies Tomorrow, the director-actress dares to think the unthinkable.
  32. vulture lists
    Christopher Nolan Movies, Ranked by Whether I’d Risk My Life to See ThemWould I, like most of the women in Nolan’s movies, die for cinema?
  33. black is king
    Black Is King, a Film by Beyoncé, Has ArrivedBeyoncé is here.
  34. parade movie when
    Disney+, Clearly Run by Theater Kids, Is Making a Once on This Island MovieJocelyn Bioh is writing the script, with Wanuri Kahiu directing.
  35. scammers
    Evan Rachel Wood Does Her Best Elizabeth Holmes Voice in Kajillionaire TrailerRelatives that scam together, fam together.
  36. trailer mix
    Beyoncé Continues Heading Toward Her Throne, Drops New Black Is King TrailerThe visual album is set to hit Disney+ on Friday, July 31.
  37. existentialism
    Every Question I Have After Watching The Kissing Booth 2Seven gazillion of them, to be precise.
  38. friday night movie club
    You Can Hate Inception All You WantBut the highest hope anyone has for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is that it will be another Inception.
  39. renesmee news
    Kate Winslet to Voice a HorseThe actress joins a new adaptation of Black Beauty.
  40. vulture lists
    All 10 Christopher Nolan Movies, RankedFiguring out which of the director’s films were the masterpieces, and which were merely near-masterpieces.
  41. former feuds
    What AMC and Universal’s Historic Streaming Deal Really Means for MoviegoersThe theatrical window is closing.
  42. instagram official
    Machine Gun Kelly Has Also ‘Waited for Eternity’ to Date Megan FoxThe actor and rapper made things Instagram official.
  43. acting
    The Brutal Pleasure of Watching Charlize Theron Turn to ActionWhat makes her truly great in Mad Max: Fury Road, Atomic Blonde, and The Old Guard is her focus on the human capacity for wear and tear.
  44. bringing out the dead
    How Many Times Each Inception Character ‘Dies’This headline is not actually a spoiler — though the rest of this article is.
  45. endings
    The Hidden ‘Inception’ Near the End of InceptionAn idea that might have been planted within Cobb’s subconscious.
  46. folklore
    Taylor Swift’s Freaky folklore Movie Mood BoardLike all of us, Swift has been watching too much Criterion Channel during quarantine, apparently interspersed with some A24 horror.
  47. what happens now?
    Is 2020 the End of the Domestic Box Office As We Know It?Due to the ineffectiveness of COVID-19 measures in the U.S., Americans must wait to see Christopher Nolan’s Tenet. Is this the new normal?
  48. film festivals
    Venice Unveils Lineup for This Year’s Socially Distanced Film FestivalIncluding Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland.
  49. hunter's line readings
    This One Line From Magnolia Plays on a Loop in My HeadJulianne Moore delivers an excruciating ellipses.
  50. what might have been
    Dwayne Johnson Looks Back on the Time Tim Burton Considered Him for Willy Wonka“The fact that Tim even considered me (albeit I’m sure he considered for all of 7 seconds) sure meant a helluva lot to me.”
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