It’s still not especially safe to go to a movie theater in America. Fortunately, those looking for the comfort food of a new new Hollywood comedy don’t have to leave their homes to find one; several major new studio yukfests are available to stream right now. On a brand new episode of Film Club, critics A.A. Dowd and Katie Rife discuss three of them: the long-awaited sequel Coming 2 America; the zany Kristen Wiig vehicle Barb And Star Go To Vista Del Mar; and the newest live-action adventure for the cartoon duo Tom and Jerry. Which of these once-theatrically-bound movies brings the laughs? And what do they collectively have to say about the state of Hollywood comedy?
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