Tag: comedy

SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)
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SXSW 2017 – Mayhem (2017)

A virus has broken out reducing inhibitions and turning people into emotionally unbalanced (and frequently violent) lunatics. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before right? Mayhem isn’t flat out dystopia, wisely choosing the path of claustrophobic chamber piece over full on apocalypse. It doesn’t work all that well, but […]

War On Everyone (2017)
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War On Everyone (2017)

When I first saw the trailer for War On Everyone I knew that I wanted to see it ASAP. It had Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña being a pair of crooked cops. It had John Michael McDonagh as the writer-director (the man who gave us The Guard and Calvary). It made me laugh. […]

Christmas Cracker: Almost Christmas (2016)
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Christmas Cracker: Almost Christmas (2016)

Almost Christmas is the kind of film that you know, deep down, could have been decent. The talent in front of the camera is not inconsiderable, with a cast that includes Danny Glover, Kimberly Elise, Omar Epps, Mo’Nique, Romany Malco, J. B. Smoove, Gabrielle Union, and John Michael Higgins. But […]

Classic Cracker: Splash (1984)
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Classic Cracker: Splash (1984)

An enjoyably simple ’80s comedy, Splash is a (literal) fish-out-of-water tale that stars Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, John Candy, and Eugene Levy. Directed by Ron Howard, this is fairly safe family fun, with careful hair placement and camera angles making sure that not too much is revealed by the main […]

Classic Cracker: The Nutty Professor (1963)
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Classic Cracker: The Nutty Professor (1963)

It’s very easy to forget just how funny Jerry Lewis could be. Whether that is due to rumours regarding his behaviour behind the scenes, the sour taste left by the bitter end to the friendship with Dean Martin, or the fact that he has played some impressively loathsome roles in […]

Classic Cracker: On Moonlight Bay (1951)
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Classic Cracker: On Moonlight Bay (1951)

Time for a not-so-shocking confession. I may have mentioned this here before, but my first screen crush, as far as I can recall, was Doris Day. I’d seen her in a number of movies that could easily be slotted into the TV schedules on afternoons and weekends – the likes […]