Tag: Comedy

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Juliet, Naked

Our so-called fuck up this week is incredibly easy to relate to so I probably like this film more than I would normally because of that. Also, Rose Byrne is such a gifted comic actor, I want to be her. Juliet, Naked is the story of Annie (the long-suffering girlfriend of Duncan) and her unlikely transatlantic romance with once revered, now faded, singer-songwriter, Tucker … Read More Juliet, Naked

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The Dead Don’t Die

The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves. Bill Murray • Adam Driver • Tom Waits Ugh. I’m so annoyed by the meta elements of this stupid movie that I can’t bring myself to do a very long review. There are elements to like for sure but there’s not enough good to stop … Read More The Dead Don’t Die

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I’ll Be There For Jen

I’m currently working my way through Friends for the 77th time in my life and, while it has not aged well in its attitudes to certain things (toxic masculinity + slut-shaming + fat-shaming + Ross being a decent person) – I still love it. The most prolific thing I take from this current re-watch is that Rachel was so well-suited to Joey – and … Read More I’ll Be There For Jen

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Emo the Musical

Welcome to our Oddballs and Weirdos month, in which we root for the underdog and fight for the freaks. Last time we did this, we called it Films About Fuck Ups and included the gem Welcome to Me, so who knows where we’ll end up this year? Hopefully uncovering some new heroes. As Jillian says though, most of our films could fall into this … Read More Emo the Musical

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Double Bill: Godzilla: King of the Monsters & Late Night

A couple of movies I’ve seen recently, in bite-sized chunks. One gargantuan monster, one late night talk show host. I think the question we’re all now asking ourselves is: who would win in a fight between these two leads? My money’s on Emma Thompson. *Minor spoilers* The crypto-zoological agency Monarch faces off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides … Read More Double Bill: Godzilla: King of the Monsters & Late Night

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The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

We’re back on our bullshit with a Free-for-all month, which if I’m honest is kind of my favourite theme outside of Halloween. This week we spend 90 minutes (and a bit) with one of the most elegant men in cinematic history. A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature. Sam Elliott • Aidan Turner • Caitlin FitzGerald • Larry Miller … Read More The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot

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Booksmart

On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night. Kaitlyn Dever • Beanie Feldstein • Jessica Williams • Billie Lourd Olivia Wilde‘s first feature is near perfect and I can’t … Read More Booksmart

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Little

She woke up like This. Little (2019) A woman is transformed into her younger self at a point in her life when the pressures of adulthood become too much to bear. Starring: Regina Hall • Issa Rae • Marsai Martin *Minor spoilers* A modern day, female-centric Big? You got me. This is a fun concept and it stars Insecure’s creator Issa Rae – what … Read More Little

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Hellboy

Demons Have Demons Too. Hellboy (2019) Based on the graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge. Starring: David Harbour • Milla Jovovich • Ian McShane • Sasha Lane *Minor spoilers* Who are you calling a monster, pal? Have you looked in the mirror recently? ~ Hellboy This movie has … Read More Hellboy

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Shazam!

Shazam! (2019) We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam. Starring: Zachary Levi • Djimon Hounsou • Mark Strong *Minor spoilers* Sure, Shazam! is a little less dark than your … Read More Shazam!

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Unicorn Store

Unicorn Store (2017) A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams. Starring: Brie Larson • Samuel L. Jackson • Joan Cusack *Minor spoilers* A real quickie on Brie Larson‘s directorial debut, which appeared on Netflix this weekend. Reuniting Samuel. L with his Captain Marvel co-star, Unicorn Store is as whimsical and abstract as they come. Kit (Larson) is … Read More Unicorn Store

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The Polka King

Jill and I feel we didn’t cover douche-y men enough last week. God knows those middle-aged white boys need as much attention as possible or else they’ll just fade away – and we can’t have that. So here we are in True Story land, learning what we can about the real life Polka King and his nefarious ways. The Polka King (2017) Local Pennsylvania … Read More The Polka King