SPECIAL: The 50 Best Comedies Since 2000

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Image: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

There’s something about ’90s comedies that, when watched now, seems kind of… quaint. All the demographic-courting PG-13 fare like Wayne’s World, Dumb & Dumber, and Tommy Boy — even more boundary-pushing, R-rated comedies like Clerks. or There’s Something About Mary — still lacks a little of the subversion, intellect, or bravado of the comedies of the new millennium.

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SPECIAL: The Best Movies of 2013

Photo: A24

Photo: A24

Chris Luckett

2013 was a weak year for movies. Not since 2008 have there been so few great ones. That’s not to say there haven’t been any – as there definitely have been – but it was slim pickings this year. In any event, there were still 25 great ones. From animation and documentaries to period pieces and science-fiction, these were the best movies of 2013.

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REVIEW: The To-Do List

Photo: CBS Films

Photo: CBS Films

Chris Luckett

Almost every summer, a comedy tends to come along that stands high above not just the other comedies of that summer but ultimately above the whole year’s. The last decade’s summers have given the world Napoleon DynamiteThe 40-Year-Old VirginClerks II, the original Death at a FuneralTropic ThunderIn the Loop, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Bridesmaids, and last year’s criminally underseen 2 Days in New York. 2013 has now delivered The To-Do List.

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