comedy

Review: Kung Fu Comedy THE PAPER TIGERS Is An Absolute Joy

  There’s a serious amount of fun to be had with Tran Quoc Bao’s The Paper Tigers. The writer/director/editor delivers a hugely energetic and entertaining comedy which is a joy to watch from beginning to end. The film transcends its low [...]

September 8, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Fred Dekker’s NIGHT OF THE CREEPS

Fred Dekker’s 1986 directorial debut, Night Of The Creeps is a gloriously bonkers horror-comedy which blends 1950s B-movie/sci-fi with 1980s frat-boy comedy. You’d think the whole thing would buckle under the silliness of it all, but Dekker [...]

September 5, 2021

Notebook Reviews: GUNG HO

Ron Howard – 1986. Director Ron Howard‘s Gung Ho is an excellent culture clash comedy which sees blue collar Pennsylvania colliding with Japanese business culture.  The always excellent Michael Keaton is great as the car factor foreman [...]

September 4, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Benjamin Barfoot’s DOUBLE DATE

Director Benjamin Barfoot’s 2017 film, Double Date, a hugely satisfying comedic thrill-ride. Danny Morgan and Michael Socha share great chemistry as two friends eager to get laid – but they get more than they bargained for from two murderous [...]

September 2, 2021

Notebook Reviews: GROUNDHOG DAY

Harold Ramis – 1993. Director Harold Ramis‘ Groundhog Day is a true comedy classic. The great Bill Murray is on peak form as the grouchy weatherman forced to relive the same day over and over. It might just be Murray’s most [...]

September 2, 2021

Uncovering Curiosities: Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD II

Director Sam Raimi’s 1987 film, Evil Dead 2 is a rollercoaster of cinematic energy. It’s a live action Looney Tunes adventure, a balls-out crazy physical comedy extravaganza which just happens to be a horror sequel.  Raimi’s follow-up to [...]

August 14, 2021

Notebook Reviews: ADDICTED TO LOVE

Griffin Dunne – 1997 Addicted To Love is a so-so romantic comedy from actor turned director Griffin Dune. The premise is solid enough and the cast is good –  Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston and Tchéky Karyo – but [...]

August 6, 2021

Notebook Reviews: THE WHOLE NINE YARDS

Jonathan Lynn – 2000 The Whole Nine Yards is fun comedy featuring Matthew Perry‘s finest big screen performance (it’s really his film). Bruce Willis plays the tough guy (and he plays it a little too straight) but he seems to be [...]

August 5, 2021

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