5 Best Comedy Movies of All Time – Summer 2014

This Summer, the big blockbuster movie fans will have plenty to choose from. There’s more Spider-Man, Transformers and Apes ruling the planet. There’s even a new Godzilla. But what’s out there for the comedy fans!? Each Summer has a defining comedy. Which film are you looking most forward to for laughs this year? Rogen, Sandler, McCarthy, Hart and Hill & Tatum are competing for your comedy movie dollars.

Here’s top 5 best Comedy movie this Summer 2014. These movies are for a belly laughing, gut wrenching, tear producing, and knee slapping good time.

1. Walk Of Shame

Starring: Elizabeth Banks, James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Ethan Suplee
Director: Steven Brill
Out: 2 May 2014

A reporter’s dream of becoming a news anchor is compromised after a one-night stand leaves her stranded in downtown L.A. without a phone, car, ID or money – and only 8 hours to make it to the most important job interview of her life… I can only presume the interview isn’t also in L.A. otherwise 8 hours would be plenty to get there after making a reverse payphone call, or walking there in a couple of hours. Question is, can Elizabeth Banks carry a comedy on her own? When the writer-director’s track record is ‘Little Nicky’, ‘Mr. Deeds’, ‘Without a Paddle’ and ‘Drillbit Taylor’, it’s a highly suspect prospect.

2. Neighbors

Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, Dave Franco
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Out: 9 May 2014

A couple (Rogen, Byrne) with a newborn baby are settling into a new home, coming to terms with putting their youthful days to one side. Then a huge, rowdy fraternity moves in next door (led by Efron). Soon there’s a growing conflict between the two houses. Written by two of producer Judd Apatow’s former assistants (that’s how you get ahead people), this is directed by the helmer of ‘Get Him to the Greek’ and ‘The Five-Year Engagement’. Reaction has been very positive and this just might do for Zac Efron what ’21 Jump Street’ did for Channing Tatum. It’s a little uneven and predictable but definitely a good time at the cinema, and when the jokes land they really land. Sometimes on the ceiling.

3. 22 Jump Street

Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens
Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller
Out: 13 June 2014

Officers Schmidt (Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) go deep undercover at a local college to crack a crime ring within a fraternity. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. In addition to cracking the case, the two freshmen must figure out if they can have a mature relationship like real men… The highly-entertaining-in-this-role Ice Cube, is back as police Captain Dickson. Amber Stevens (‘Greek’) has joined as a romantic interest for Schmidt, while Kurt Russell’s son Wyatt plays Jenko’s fraternity brother who’s a lead suspect in their investigation. Jonah Hill lost 40 pounds for the original, but won’t be doing so this time around – Expect the character’s sudden weight gain to be a plot point, probably. The first movie was a surprise hit critically and commercially. With the same directors on board and the same great chemistry between the leads, expect this to be a good time too. Hill and Tatum have said, “As we all know, sequels are ALWAYS better than the original. Every single time. This will be no exception.”

4. They Came Together

Starring: Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Ed Helms, Jack McBrayer
Director: David Wain
Out: 27th June 2014

Parody of rom-coms and their cliches. When Joel and Molly meet, it’s hate at first sight: his big Corporate Candy Company threatens to shut down her quirky indie shop. Plus, Joel is hung up on his sexy ex. But amazingly, they fall in love, until they break up about two thirds of the way through, and Molly starts dating her accountant. But then right at the end…well you’ll just have to see. (Hint: Joel makes a big speech and they get back together.) From the director of ‘Role Models’ and ‘Wanderlust’, this is reunion for the team behind ‘Wet Hot American Summer’. Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler are both at the top of their game right now. Trailer was a little limp and cheap-looking but festival reviews have been strong.

5. Sex Tape

Starring: Jason Segel, Cameron Diaz, Rob Corddry, Rob Lowe, Jack Black[/font][/color]
Director: Jake Kasdan
Out: 2 July 2014

A suburban married couple (Segal, Diaz) hope to reinvigorate their love life by taking a night off from their kids and making a sex tape. But the next morning they realise they’ve accidentally synched it to a handful of iPads they gave out as gifts (including to her mother and the postman), leading to a frantic quest to retrieve them. Not least because she writes a parenting blog for a living. Rob Lowe plays the conservative head of a toy company who also unwittingly ends up with a copy. Jason Segal has lost a shocking amount of weight for the role, saying he doesn’t want his R-rated nudity to be the joke. Diaz and Segal previously played a couple in ‘Bad Teacher’, which was also directed by Jake Kasdan. That didn’t turn out too well but this is a stronger premise and should be an easier win. The disppointing trailer showcased relentless Apple product placement.

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Galaxy S4 mini Review

If Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is more phone than you think you need, the electronics giant has just offered up the smaller, more midrange — and surely cheaper — Galaxy S4 Mini.

Like a decaffeinated beverage, Samsung is hoping to give its lighter smartphone much of the same taste with just a little less oomph. Although the Mini has stepped-down specs compared to its flagship family, like a lower-resolution screen and an 8-megapixel camera instead of a 13-megapixel shooter, it’s no slouch when it comes to the Galaxy S4’s core features, like a built-in TV remote control.

As with the Galaxy S3 Mini that came before, this version is aimed more at the mass market. The mini plays the role of the lower price option compared tp the marquee Galaxy S4, but without sacrificing some of the superphone’s more defining features.

The CNET crew will first get our hands on the smaller smartphone in London at the June 20 launch event, and we’ll have more thoughts to share when we do. Until then, here’s what we know about the phone, and how it should stack up against the original Galaxy S4.

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