Category: comedy

REVIEW: Blockers (2018)

High schoolers Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) make a pact to each lose their virginity on prom night. When their parents (Leslie Mann, John Cena, and Ike Barinholtz) inadvertently find out, they hastily rush out to spoil their daughters' plans. Blockers, helmed by first-time director Kay Cannon, is a new movie ...

REVIEW: Two Way Stretch (1960)

"Dodger" Lane (Peter Sellers) is a convicted robber days away from his prison release, along with his fellow criminals "Jelly" (David Lodge) and Lennie (Bernard Cribbins). When an old criminal associate leaks Dodger the opportunity for a million-pound take, he can't resist taking up the opportunity. So long as he can break out of prison, ...

REVIEW: I Am Not Madame Bovary (2016)

In a small Chinese town, Li Xuelian (Fan Bingbing) and her husband file for divorce. When he spontaneously remarries, Li attempts to take him to court: their own divorce was supposed to be a scam to side-step Chinese real estate laws and enable them to purchase a second apartment. When the local court dismisses Li's ...

REVIEW: The Ice Pirates (1984)

In the distant future, all water in the galaxy lies under the control of the Templars of Mithra. Their monopoly has led to the rise of 'ice pirates': swashbuckling thieves who break into the Templars' transport ships and still their ice cargo from underneath them. After being captured during a raid, the ice pirate Jason ...

REVIEW: Tin Men (1987)

Ernest Tilley (Danny DeVito) and Bill Babowsky (Richard Dreyfuss) are two aluminium siding salesmen working in 1963 Baltimore. After a collision damages both of their beloved Cadillacs, Tilley and Babowsky begin to engage in an escalating back-and-forth fight for revenge that appears to culminate in Babowsky cheating with Tilley's wife Nola (Barbara Hershey). Meanwhile a ...

REVIEW: Dirty Ho (1979)

A jewel thief named Ho (Wong Yue) finds himself poisoned by Wang (Gordon Liu), a travelling antiques dealer from Peking. In order to receive the antidote, Ho must obey and train under Wang - not realising that Wang is actually the 11th prince of Manchuria in disguise. Dirty Ho is a 1979 martial arts comedy directed ...

REVIEW: In a World… (2013)

Carol Solomon (Lake Bell) is a Los Angeles-based vocal coach with aspirations to become a professional voice-over artist. When she unexpectedly books a gig for a children's movie trailer, she finds herself running directly against the man with whom she has just shared a one-night stand (Ken Marino) and her own hyper-competitive father (Fred Melamed). ...

REVIEW: Glory to the Filmmaker! (2007)

A listless film director (Takeshi Kitano) struggles to find a subject matter and genre for his next movie, leading to a series of comedic sketches as he tries them out one-by-one. I lied about the sketches being comedic. Truth be told, Takeshi Kitano's 2007 film Glory to the Filmmaker! is not remotely funny. It is an uncharacteristically ...

REVIEW: The Disaster Artist (2017)

Greg Sestero (Dave Franco) is an under-confident but aspiring actor, struggling through drama classes in San Francisco. It is through the classes that he meets Tommy Wiseau (James Franco), a weirdly accented, long-haired eccentric who has more than enough confidence for both men. They move in together into Wiseau's Los Angeles apartment to seek their ...

REVIEW: My Uncle (2016)

A boy named Yukio (Riku Onishi) is tasked with writing an essay about a family member. While his classmates choose to write about their accomplished career parents, Yukio selects his uncle (Ryuhei Matsuda): a worthless layabout who works 90 minutes a week as a philosophy lecture while camping out indefinitely in his brother's (Yukio's father) ...