comedy

Notebook Reviews: SERENDIPITY

Peter Chelsom – 2001 Serendipity is a clichéd, but fun romantic comedy from Town & Country director Peter Chelsom. Chelsom’s film features yet another winning turn from John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale also impresses as his romantic [...]

April 27, 2021

The Mighty Richard Donner

The mighty Richard Donner turned 91 years old on 24 April 2021. Donner is one of the all-time great Hollywood directors who cut his teeth in advertising and television, working on some of the most iconic shows of the 1960s and 1970s (The Twilight [...]

April 24, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Chelsea Stardust’s SATANIC PANIC

Director Chelsea Stardust’s 2019 release, Satanic Panic is a film which knows exactly what it wants to be. There’s no pretence or aspiration – Satanic Panic wants to be a fun horror-comedy which doesn’t skimp on gore or laughs. Grady [...]

April 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: TOWN & COUNTRY

Peter Chelsom – 2001 Town & Country is a criminally under-rated movie which was over shadowed by its troubled production. This Warren Beatty led screwball comedy is great fun and the cast is wonderful – Beatty is joined by Diane [...]

April 1, 2021

Notebook Reviews: LAKE PLACID

Steve Miner – 1999 Lake Placid is an enjoyable enough little creature feature with a good cast (Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson) and some great special effects. Everyone seems to be having a good time in Steve [...]

March 7, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Brian Taylor’s MOM AND DAD

The mighty Nicolas Cage must be the hardest working man in Hollywood. In 2017 Cage took us on a comedic-horror journey through suburbia with the hugely entertaining Mom And Dad.  Written and directed by Brian Taylor, Mom And Dad sees a [...]

March 4, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE LOST BOYS

Joel Schumacher – 1987 The Lost Boys is probably the ultimate Joel Schumacher film. This has it all – teenagers, neon lighting, rock soundtrack, fast editing and a witty script. It’s dated, but that’s not a problem because [...]

February 28, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Andrew Bujalski’s RESULTS

Writer-director Andrew Bujalski’s Results is an energetic black comedy peppered with a vibrancy that can only be created outside the studio system. Bujalski’s mumblecore background means that there’s an inherent realism woven into the 2015 [...]

January 13, 2021

Notebook Reviews: SPEECHLESS

Ron Underwood – 1994 Speechless is a first-rate romantic comedy with great performances from Michael Keaton and Geena Davis (reuniting after Beetlejuice). The pair play bickering speech writers in opposing political parties. Everything about [...]

December 8, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Joe Dante’s BURYING THE EX

Throughout his career the mighty Joe Dante has always had a knack for successfully infusing horror with other genres. Gremlins saw him reach the darker side of a Spielbergian/Capraesque family drama and The ‘Burbs put a horror spin on a [...]

November 30, 2020

Notebook Reviews: EVOLUTION

Ivan Reitman – 2001 Director Ivan Reitman attempts to revisit the success of Ghostbusters with this alien themed sci-fi comedy. Evolution might not be quite as good as that 1984 spooktacular, but it’s still great fun. David Duchovny [...]

October 29, 2020

Notebook Reviews: GALAXY QUEST

Dean Parisot – 1999 Galaxy Quest is damn good fun! Director Dean Parisot delivers a fantastic parody of Star Trek and the film has 100% conviction in its plot and complete dedication from its brilliant cast (Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan [...]

October 1, 2020

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