Tag: comedy

THE KIDS IN THE HALL Return: 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...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC, A Remarkable Lead Performance Anchors This Stunning Film

My definite pick for the best film at SXSW that is going to have the hardest time making any money is Teemu Nikki’s brilliant Finnish feature, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic. This exceptional experimental work...

SXSW 2022 Exclusive: Desperate Lovers Dance in THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC Clip

Among the breakout hits of this year's SXSW Film Festival is the Finnish genre-bender, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, and for good reason. The story follows Jaako, a blind and disabled man who has formed...

SXSW 2022 Review: JETHICA, Old Friends, Stalkers, And Witchcraft In The Desert

A chance meeting of old friends, a very persistant stalker, and a bit of witchcraft all play a part in writer/director Pete Ohs's curiously quirky Jethica. Elena (Callie Hernandez) and Jenny (Ashley Denise Robinson) are old friends who haven’t seen...

SXSW 2022 Review: DEADSTREAM, Hilarious Gonzo Splatstick For The Livestream Age

I hate Twitch. I hate video game livestreaming. I hate YouTube personalities. I hate it all. So, when Deadstream, a film whose very premise both skewers and acts as a vindication of these seemingly talent-free forms of modern idol worship...

SXSW 2022 Review: THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT, Nic Cage Rages As Nick Cage In The Ultimate Meta Fantasy

Nick Cage (Nic Cage) jets off to Mallorca after a series of personal and professional disasters leave him with no other choice than to make an appearance at the birthday party of a wealthy olive baron in exchange for a...

SXSW 2022 Review: EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE. Wow.

Regret is a terrible anchor. It anchors us not only to the lives we could've lived, but it can also end up keeping us from reaching the next step in our own journey often blinding us to what-could-be by keeping...

DEADSTREAM: Shudder Acquires SXSW Midnighter

Shudder announced yesterday that they have acquired the streaming rights for the SXSW Midnighter Deastream from Vanessa and Josephy Winter. Deadstream will come to all their territories: North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.    A labor...

THE ADAM PROJECT Official Trailer Out Now!

A time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.   The new sci-fi adventure film, The Adam Project, from Ryan Reynolds and Free Guy director...

The Unnamed Footage Festival Announces Full Program For 5th Edition

The Unnamed Footage Festival will return to in-person this year, at the Roxie and Balboa Theater in San Francisco. Appealing to an unweathering appetite for found footage films the festival will run the weekend of March 17th through 20th and...