2014 Holiday Movies: Comedy

2014 Holiday Movies: Comedy


A mess of comedies are coming out this holiday season and surprisingly only one of them is about the actual holidays, which is a relief because those movies are usually horrible. This one looks to be that way, even if it was one of Robin Williams last movie roles. There are also a few sequels mixed in with the original comedies.

All movie families are horrible.

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas

Release Date: November 7, 2014

Cast: Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Robin Williams, Candice Bergen, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt

Director: Tristam Shapeero

A dysfunctional family is forced to spend the holidays together where things go from bad to worse.

My Take: I could barely make it halfway through the trailer before I wanted to turn it off. It looks so unfunny.

Grade: Skip

After being absent many years, he’s now made two films in one year!

Sex Ed

Release Date: November 7, 2014

Cast: Haley Joel Osment, Lorenza Izzo, Abby Elliott, Glen Powell Dr., Laura Harring, Kevin Hernandez

Director: Isaac Feder

A virgin lands his first teaching gig at an inner city middle school where he has to teach kids sexual education.

My Take: Some good people in the cast, but I wasn’t laughing.

Grade: Skip


Dumb and Dumber To

Release Date: November 14, 2014

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Turner, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle, Rachel Melvin, Steve Tom

Director: Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

After reuniting 20 years later, the boys go on a road trip to find the daughter that Harry never knew he had.

My Take: I was not a fan of the first one so I have no desire to see this one.

Grade: Skip


I know my crotch is eye level, but my face is up here.

Horrible Bosses 2

Release Date: November 26, 2014

Cast: Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Jamie Foxx, Chris Pine, Christoph Waltz

Director: Sean Anders

The guys start their own business, but when they get screwed over by a millionaire that steals their idea, they decide to get even.

My Take: The plot seems slightly different and I like these guys so I’ll watch it.

Grade: Watch

Summer in New York City is hot so the shaved head look is practical.

Top Five

Release Date: December 5, 2014

Cast: Chris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, J.B. Smoove, Cedric the Entertainer, Leslie Jones, Tracy Morgan

Director: Chris Rock

A famous stand-up comedian has become more famous for making kid movies than anything actually edgy or funny. One journalist makes him reexamine what his life had turned into and if he actually wants to do something different.

My Take: Very similar to Chris Rock’s life, but actually looks like it might be funny.

Grade: Watch

People keep watching these movies. I blame all those people for this.

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

Release Date: December 19, 2014

Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Dan Stevens, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley

Director: Shawn Levy

Whatever magic makes the things come alive in the museum is fading so they all take a trip to London to figure it out.

My Take: I never watched any of the other ones and have no desire to do so, and I’m not going to start now.

Grade: Skip

The CIA has a tiny request for you two.

The Interview

Release Date: December 25, 2014

Cast: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Lizzy Caplan, Randall Park

Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

A celebrity tabloid show gets an interview with Kim Jong-un in North Korea, but before they go, the CIA ask them to kill him.

My Take: I enjoy the wacky movies that Seth Rogen and James Franco make together so I imagine I’ll like this too. I also find it funny that this movie has already made North Korea so angry.

Grade: Watch

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