Tag: comedy

Woodstock 2021 Review: 18 ½, a Guy, a Girl and the Watergate Scandal

Dan Mirvish’s latest indie venture, 18 ½ is a rare find in the current landscape of filmmaking, an original story that draws you in from the opening frame. Set amidst the Watergate Scandal during Richard Nixon’s presidency, it is NOT...

COP SERET: Future Festival Dates For Hit Icelandic Buddy Cop Comedy

A tough super-cop, in denial about his sexuality, falls in love with his new partner while investigating a string of bank robberies where nothing seems to have been stolen.   This is a public service announcement that the Icelandic buddy...

Fantastic Fest 2021 Review: LET THE WRONG ONE IN Lets Audience in On Joke

This is the most fun I’ve had in a vampire comedy since What We Do in the Shadows.   The comparison needn’t stop there but this is no imitator. Full of original characters, hysterically gross practical effects, and a take...

MUPPETS HAUNTED MANSION Trailer: The Muppets Halloween Special Screams on October 8th

In "Muppets Haunted Mansion" the Great Gonzo – world famous daredevil artiste, has done it all, seen it all, and survived it all. But on Halloween night, the fearless Gonzo takes on the greatest challenge of his life by spending...

Celebrate THE EVIL DEAD: 40 Years of Fear at The Mystic Museum in Burbank, CA

In 1979, three friends from Detroit set out to make a movie. Little did they know at the time that their labor of love and blood would become a cult classic revered by fans the world over. The Evil Dead...

RED NOTICE: Official Teaser and New Images, Starring Dwayne Johnson, Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds

Here's the official teaser for Netflix's Red Notice, the next big and inevitable blockbuster for Netflix, starring the bankable talents of Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot. It all looks big and explodey with a lot of sweeping and swooping...

Mammoth Lakes 2021 Line-Up Features ULTRASOUND, MAN UNDER TABLE And WHAT JOSIAH SAW

The Mammoth Lakes Film Festival announced their lineup for this year's in-person film festival, happening at the end of September. Of particular notice are some films that we have enjoyed over the past year.    Rob Schroeder's Ultrasound is picking...

THE KING'S MAN Trailers: Red or Green, They're Both Action Packed

20th Century Studios has dropped a brand-new, action-packed trailer, in two flavors, red or green for  Matthew Vaughan's The King's Man.   While we definitely recommend the red band trailer - there's nothing quite like hearing Gemma Arterton tell you...

Friday One Sheet: DONDE CABEN DOS

Turquoise and pink, lots of skin, and a dash of neon, are all on artful display in Barfutura's design for this Spanish sex-comedy. The stand out here is the casual, but intentional, obfuscation of nipples and crotches. The entire ensemble...

Review: THE SUICIDE SQUAD, Literal Heads and Shoulders Over Its Predescessor

James Gunn directs an action-adventure movie.

KING KNIGHT: Official Teaser Trailer and Poster For The New Richard Bates Jr. Comedy

King Knight, the new comedy from Richard Bates Jr., and the long awaited reunion with his star Matthew Gray Gubler, will have its world premiere at Fantasia this weekend, on August 8th.    KING KNIGHT is an outsider’s outsider comedy...

Shout! Factory TV Presents 'Piranhathon Bites Back-to-Back' Streaming August 9

You know you've thought to yourself, 'What if... what if I could watch two Piranha movies - the original and it's remake, specifically - over and over and over and over and over and over... again'. Well, Shout! Factory TV...

Review: THE NOWHERE INN, Burnt Pages of Unwritten Memoirs

At a crucial turning point in The Nowhere Inn, a woman, clad in bright-colored latex, quips to the camera. "This is how rockstars act in movies," she says, cigarette in hand. Scratch that, she tells the film crew. She can...

Review: LOVE TYPE D, Lo-Fi Sci-Fi Rom-Com for the Rest of Us

After circulating amongst and betwixt multiple international film festivals, virtual and analog, over the better part of a pandemic year, writer-director Sasha Collington’s (Lunch Date, Four Eyes) remarkably self-assured feature-length debut, Love Type D, a romantic comedy with a lo-fi,...

Tribeca 2021 Review: WEREWOLVES WITHIN, Horror-Comedy Done Gorily Right

“Good fences make good neighbors,” a long-dead, if still wise, American poet, Robert Frost, once said in probably his best-known, most popular poem, "Mending Walls." It’s a lesson only a few denizens of the fictional town of Beaverfield, Vermont in...

Review: THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD, An Incoherent, Unfunny Action-Comedy

If there was an Academy Award for Best Skincare Routine And/Or Genetics (All Ages Category), Salma Hayek undoubtedly would take the award going away. There isn't, unfortunately. Hayek, though, is practically flawless every time she makes a welcome appearance in...

Blu-ray Review: The Flawed, Fascinating JUST A GIGOLO

Out on June 29th here in North America, Shout Factory releases --- to my knowledge --- a rarely-seen David Bowie film on Blu-ray, Just a Gigolo. Bowie stars as Paul Ambrosius von Przygodski, a Prussian solider whose been injured in...

Review: CRUELLA Crushes the Competition

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson star in a fashionably smart action-comedy, directed by Craig Gillespie.

Review: BENNY LOVES YOU, Hell Hath No Fury Like This Rag Doll Scorned

A delightfully daft microbudget slapstick gem, Karl Holt's Benny Loves You is a raucous toy-gone-wild portrait of a man desperately fighting to grow up is a ton of fun. Largely stuck together with tape scraps and chewing gum, Holt's feature...

Friday One Sheet: WEREWOLVES WITHIN

The glorious hygge of the poster for Werewolves Within cannot be understated. This upcoming horror comedy, which is loosely (very loosely?) based on the Ubisoft video game eschews (thankfully) the standard 'silhouette of an evil face' photoshopped in the background...