New movie proves that French fairies are just weirder than everyone…

Magical realism and slapstick seem like natural allies, so it's sort of surprising that hardly anybody has tried to combine them before. If you want to see what that marriage would look like, check out the French movie Fairy (La Fée), opening in some U.S. theaters today. Equal parts ravishing and obnoxious, Fairy… » 5/04/12 2:42pm 5/04/12 2:42pm

Slapstick Aboard a Spaceship: An alien abduction in the style of Benny…

In El Super Policia 880, a down-on-his-luck cop meets some aliens, who turn him into a super-cop. Soon he's stopping criminals, preventing professors from being zapped with their own super-weapons, and teaching all the other cops to dance. » 3/03/11 5:47pm 3/03/11 5:47pm

Six Spirit Clips To Test Your Frank Miller Tolerance

Is The Spirit just like Sin City — actually a playfully dark thriller, and we've all just missed the good jokes? See for yourself in these six Spirit clips. » 12/16/08 1:41pm 12/16/08 1:41pm

Ground Control To Barney Fife

Everybody obsesses about zero-gravity sex, but they ignore the fantastic possibilities for zero-gravity slapstick. Just check out this zany computer-wrecking, doll-molesting, peanut-butter dodging clip from The Reluctant Astronaut, starring Don Knotts. [IMDB] » 12/12/08 7:44pm 12/12/08 7:44pm

Be Kind, Rewind Is Slipstream Slapstick

Be Kind Rewind, Michel Gondry's new movie, is a thematic sequel to his best film, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind. In Eternal Sunshine, a mysterious brain-editing machine can erase your memories of a shitty relationship, leaving you free to reinvent yourself. In Be Kind Rewind, Jack Black gets magnetized and… » 2/21/08 9:00am 2/21/08 9:00am