Tag: comedy

Fantasia 2022 Review: RELAX, I'M FROM THE FUTURE, Rhys Darby Charms In Time Travel Comedy

A casual time traveler unintentionally makes a mess of the future when his latest trip winds up having potentially catastrophic consequences in director Luke Higginson’s feature debut, Relax, I’m From the Future. Based on Higginson’s 2013 short of the same...

Fantasia 2022 Review: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, A Pointed Workplace Comedy

Inès deserves a raise. She is the poster girl for EcoClean products. Literally. When she started at the company as a bright young thing, she was the model in the catalogue, the booth babe. It seems mostly men make the...

BLOODY HELL Premieres on Shudder Tomorrow, so Here's a Couple of Trailers

This is a public service announcement, Alister Grierson's horror comedy Bloody Hell premieres on Shudder tomorrow. So let's revisit this little gem of a film by way of two trailer variants, green and red band, and a few choice words...

DAY SHIFT: Official Trailer And Key Art For Netflix's Action Horror Comedy Where Jamie Foxx Fights Vampires

Jamie Foxx stars as a hard working blue collar dad who just wants to provide a good life for his quick-witted daughter, but his mundane San Fernando Valley pool cleaning job is a front for his real source of income,...

Review: THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER, One of the MCU's Best Franchises Gets Even Better

More than a decade ago, audiences around the world lost their collective minds at the mention of two words, “Avengers Initiative,” by SHIELD under-boss Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), seconds before Iron Man, the first entry in the ever-sprawling, metastasizing...

Blu-ray Review: PINK FLAMINGOS Celebrates Fifty Filthy Years In Style

There is no greater purveyor and icon of shock cinema than Baltimore’s favorite son, John Waters. From his humblest beginnings making silent shorts in the late ‘60s, he’s always had his thumb firmly up the butt of good taste, but...

Review: GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE, Let's Talk About Sex

You may not know the technical term, but I'm guessing many reading will know the sensation: skin hunger. Humans are social animals, and one of our social needs is touch, and the (hopefully) pleasant sensation it brings. Expanding that into...

Friday One Sheet: Celebrating Cronenberg and Alternative Poster Designs

You may have noticed this week has been a big love-in on Canadian maestro, David Cronenberg, auteur of the horrors of the mind, and the flesh. His extensive (ahem!) body of work stretches back to the his short film work...

Review: THE BOB'S BURGERS MOVIE Is The Feel-Good Feast You Deserve

The art of adapting an animated series to feature length is a bit of a tricky thing. With twelve seasons of history, there is the danger that the Bob’s Burgers story has been thoroughly told; thankfully that’s not the case...

Review: THE KIDS IN THE HALL, A Funny Kind of Love Story

The comedy troupe reboots for a new season via Prime Video. Also, the new doc 'Comedy Punks' gives a fresh perspective.

Calgary Underground 2022 Short Film Short Review: CORNERS, A Bespoke Deadpan

Rory is a thorough man in a lackadaisical world. In the near future, Canada, and possibly the world has implemented a thorough set of guidelines for inspection and health of the corners of public buildings.   Rory takes his job...

Review: THE BAD GUYS, Pleasant, Fun-Filled, Kid-Friendly Flick

The latest from DreamWorks Animation consistently soars on its visual style and imaginative set-piece pyrotechnics.

Review: MARVELOUS AND THE BLACK HOLE, Magical Coming-of-Age Tale

It’s a given that coming-of-age tales tend to be formulaic, depending as they do on a combination of incredibly specific genre tropes (angry, disillusioned teens or preteens, distant, uncomprehending adults, life lessons delivered by unconventional outsiders), but as always, it’s...

Review: STANLEYVILLE, Too Much Quirk Spoils the Proverbial Broth

I'n sure many of us have had that moment (maybe several times) when we want to throw in the towel and walk away from our lives: our jobs, our disappointing partners (and maybe kids), who just seem to be stuck...

Friday One Sheet: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE

While it is not the first film to do this (Key & Peele's Keanu springs to mind), the fact that Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert's Everything Everywhere All At Once is a 'multiverse science fiction black comedy action film' makes it...

Friday One Sheet: MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON

This is a poster about natural light. It is also a poster with a seashell with an eyeball that is wearing shoes, and parachuting with a lollipop wrapper. Let us just talk the light here though. Typically it is (some...

WYRMWOOD: APOCALYPSE: New Trailer Hearkens The Sequel to Zombie Smash Hit, on Digital in U.S. This April

Rhys lives in the zombie-infested wasteland. His job is to capture civilians and deliver them to what's left of the military. When Rhys captures a half-zombie-half-human named Grace, he comes to believe she is the key to ending the apocalypse.  ...

STANLEYVILLE Theatrical Trailer: The Stakes Are High in a Very Bizarre Competition

One fine day, prim and proper Maria (Wuest) decides to unceremoniously walk away from her boring job, her inept husband, and her obnoxious daughter. Moments after doing so, she’s invited to participate in a bizarre and—as it turns out—potentially very...

Fantaspoa 2022: Brazilian Genre Fest Returns In-Person, Announces First Wave

Tremendous news for our friends at Fantaspoa. After two years of virtual festivals Fantaspoa is returning to the in-person format. And, having learned from the previous two years, the festival will still offer part of its program online for viewers...

SCARE PACKAGE II: RAD CHAD'S REVENGE: New Cast And Directors Announced For Anthology Sequel

Good news for fans of Shudder's horror anthology Scare Package. There's going to be a sequel and today they announced some of the new cast members and directors joining the next film, Scare Package II: Rad Chad's Revenge.    New...