All posts tagged Comedy

Gangster Number One

Back in 2005 the movie Layer Cake made a sleek, modern addition the British gangster crime/comedy thriller genre. Despite some time required on urban dictionary it quickly became on of my favourite films of all time. The soundtrack was bang on, the story intricate à la Lock, Stock and the cinematics slick and cool like [...]

Due Date Review

Oh sweet bromance. Due Date stars Robert Downey Jr. as a successful architect named Peter Highman and Zach Galifianakis as Ethan Tremblay, who is an aspiring actor and complete idiot. The two are forced to share a car on a cross country road trip after the Ethan’s antics gets them both on the no-fly list, [...]

The Comedy Grindhouse

A while back I had to come up with a cute, short tagline for my site. I didn’t know what to write so in an attempt at humour I mentioned the fact that I’d sit through any movie, except Druids, which was awful. It turns out I lied – I stopped watching Epic Movie halfway [...]

A. J. Pennypacker or: How I Learned to Appreciate Peter Sellers

So it’s been a week since my last post, which is a Cardinal sin as a blogger, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been active in the world of film. For one, I wrote a review of Valhalla Rising for The Critical Critics. The more observant will notice that I used a different last name [...]

Little Fockers Preview

The little trilogy that could. The first film had most people howling, but after the first sequel it was clear that the stern, never to be won over, ex-CIA  father-in-law routine was getting old. Nevertheless the film had no troubles covering production costs, and likely for that reason we’re being treated to Little Fockers. Part [...]

Hot Tub Time Machine Review

I was skeptical about this film at first, hence the lateness in writing a review, but I was worried all the 80′s movie references would go way over my head, but I’m happy that a friend talked me into it. Hot Tub Time Machine is actually a crass, beer-fueled bromance more akin to Superbad than [...]

RED Preview

The previews section of this site was getting, admittedly, very thin. Enter RED: Retired Extremely Dangerous, the “we ain’t too old for this shit” Bruce Willis action comedy about retired CIA agents on the run from their former employer. I’m usually quite skeptical when it comes to these kinds of nostalgia tours, but the presence [...]

Dinner for Schmucks Preview

This preview starts off a little weak, but towards the end of the trailer I start getting excited about this movie. Admittedly the premise is a little strange (and the ending of the film looks a little obvious), but anything with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in it can’t be that bad, can it? The [...]