As we enter awards season, audiences want to strip away artifice, tear down walls, and watch powerful dramas, rife with depth and emotion.
At least that's what studios seem to think.
When weather gets colder, so do the films. But comedy doesn't have to die just because red carpets are around the corner. So before you're fully surrounded by sadness and decay, consider going out -- or staying in -- for a laugh. Joonbug has compiled the top 5 comedies of 2011, and all are available for viewing right now.
Just one month ago, California voters passed Prop 8 which banned same-sex marriages. Protesters including disenfranchised gays and lesbians, many already married, flooded the streets of L.A., picketing and denouncing the state’s vote. Yesterday though, Hollywood heavyweights joined hands in song to show their feelings about the ordeal.
The geniuses at Funny or Die released a viral video that promises to drum up a lot of talk this week. The cast of the video includes Jack Black (who plays Jesus), Neil Patrick Harris, John C. Reilly, Andy Richter, Maya Rudolph, Margaret Cho, Rashida Jones and others. The hilarious short was thought up and written by Hairspray composer Marc Shaiman and directed by Adam Shenkman, also of Hairspray. To see if Jack Black was able to unite all in his holy turn as Jesus, head on over to www.funnyordie.com.