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The Year In Comedy Movies

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A year ago, we reflected on a raunchy, female-dominated, fairly diverse year in comedy and concluded that 2012 would likely bring a similarly strong crop of films. Coming out of 2011’s Bridesmaids-induced box office boost, 2012 promised eagerly awaited new works from Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Woody Allen; plenty of reboots and sequels (The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, Skyfall, The Amazing Spider Man, MIB3, 21 Jump Street); an end to Twilight; and the birth of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit. ¬†Among all the action, young adult, and animated films rolling out each week, comedy fans didn’t have quite as many premieres to look forward to; but though there may have been fewer high profile comedies on the charts, 2012 saw several unexpected highlights, a spike in independent releases, and a marked increase in the attention paid to expanding the comedy lineup at acclaimed festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and SXSW.

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