Tag: comedy

What We Did On Our Holiday

What We Did On Our Holiday

| October 5, 2015

Doug (David Tennant; Doctor Who) and Abby (Rosamund Pike; Gone Girl) can’t stand each other.  After years of marriage, the couple are living separately and it’s become obvious to their three children that their relationship will likely not get better, meaning a divorce is inevitable.  Despite their problems, the family try to hold things together […]

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King of the Hill: Season 12

King of the Hill: Season 12

| September 23, 2015

I never really got into King of the Hill when it was on the air.  I like Mike Judge, and Greg Daniels has created one of the best sitcoms ever with Parks and Recreation, but their joint efforts on a folksy Texas animated series always felt disconnected at best and mean spirited at worst.  Most […]

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Spaced Invaders (1990) on Blu-ray

Spaced Invaders (1990) on Blu-ray

| September 13, 2015

In response to a 50th anniversary broadcast of Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds, a group of Martians believe their compatriots are invading Earth and scramble to catch up, crash landing in a small Midwestern town on Halloween night while everyone believes they’re simply kids trick or treating. 25 years later, Spaced Invaders is […]

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Blood Punch

Blood Punch

| September 6, 2015

First off, I have no idea why this movie is called Blood Punch.  There is a lot of blood, but very little punching.  Maybe it’s an old esoteric saying that I’m not familiar with and somehow perfectly describes this movie about meth cooks trying to make a big score in the middle of the woods […]

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5 to 7

5 to 7

| August 17, 2015

When aspiring writer Brian Bloom (Anton Yelchin; Star Trek: Into Darkness) meets the gorgeous French Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe; Skyfall), the connection between them is immediate and powerful.  However, they don’t make it through their first date before Brian discovers that Arielle has a husband (Lambert Wilson: The Matrix: Reloaded).  Arielle and her husband have an […]

Barely Lethal

Barely Lethal

| August 4, 2015

Early into this movie I became convinced that it must have been written by Easy A screenwriter Bert V. Royal, who in an interview once said that he had other ideas for adaptations for classic pieces of literature set in modern day high schools.  I was so convinced that Barely Lethal was one of these […]

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RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 – The Second One

RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 – The Second One

| July 13, 2015

Have you ever had a plate of food placed in front of you, which looked intriguing but lacked a little flavor? Movies have been known to do the very same thing. Take for example the SYFY made-for-TV Sharknado series. On the surface, these films look like they could be a complete nightmare. But when you […]

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Dope

Dope

| June 27, 2015

Dope can be defined as an illegal recreational drug; a person who isn’t too smart or, in street vernacular, something that is way past cool. In director Rick Famuyiwa’s breakout Sundance Film Fest comedy, Dope, the word takes on an entire new meaning. The geeks run everything in this movie, while they are running from […]

Johnny Be Good

Johnny Be Good

| June 26, 2015

Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall; The Dark Knight) is sitting on top of the world.  The star quarterback of his high school football team, Johnny finds himself being courted by every prestigious university nationwide to come play for them, promising him fame, fortune, and women along the way. I’d never heard of Johnny Be Good.  […]

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Spy

Spy

| June 4, 2015

Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) is back with a new espionage comedy about an overweight support agent at the CIA (Melissa McCarthy; Bridesmaids, The Heat) forced into the field when the identities of all the top secret agents are compromised by a terrorist organization led by Rayna Boynaov (Rose Byrne; Bridesmaids).  What follows is a […]