Category: comedy

REVIEW: The Uchoten Hotel (2006)

On New Year's Eve inside a luxury Tokyo hotel, a maid (Takako Matsu) gets confused for an industrialist's lover, an honoured deer specialist has an unexpected encounter with his actual lover, that lover targets a disgraced senator-in-hiding, a manager (Koji Yakusho) runs into his wife at the worst possible moment, an aspiring musician decides to quit his ...

REVIEW: Deadpool 2 (2018)

Two years after he first appeared to skewer 20th Century Fox's popular X-Men franchise, the so-called 'merc with a mouth' Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) returns in a surprisingly great sequel. Back in 2016 I was not entirely taken with Deadpool's scattershot and juvenile approach to humour, or it's fairly weak story sense, but Deadpool 2 is an improvement in every regard. ...

REVIEW: Kindergarten Cop (1990)

Hardened police detective John Kimble (Arnold Schwarzenegger) sets up an undercover operation to track down the runaway girlfriend of drug lord Cullen Crisp (Richard Tyson), after she absconded with three million dollars of his drug money. A first-day mishap has Kimble stuck masquerading as a kindergarten teacher, and he is soon completely out of his ...

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 ...