Tag: comedy

Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish

Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jay and Silent Bob Get Irish is a comedic tour- de- force.  That’s ironic, considering it’s not a movie proper and Jay and Silent Bob aren’t in it.  Instead, it’s over 3 hours of the brainchild behind the notable characters; the incomparable Kevin Smith; and his trusty straight man Jason Mewes; talking, just talking.  It […]

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Bachelorette

Bachelorette

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Right on cue, after the success of Bridesmaids comes the obligated copycat film Bachelorette.  Both films are raunchy comedies surrounding a group of friends preparing for a wedding.  Here, the bride to be is Becky (Rebel Wilson; Bridesmaids).  On the night before her wedding, Becky’s best friends from high school are in town to help […]

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The Suicide Forecast

The Suicide Forecast

| March 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Starring one of my favorite Korean stars, Ryoo Seung-Bum, The Suicide Forecast manages to be an endearing dramedy that shines through its character development and premise. Ryoo stars as Byeong-wu, a former professional baseball player, that retired early and went on to become an insurance salesman. After one of his top clients commits suicide, an […]

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Lay the Favorite

Lay the Favorite

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Life is always better when you’re winning. Less than a month ago I found myself watching Showgirls, Paul Verhoevan’s effusively sexual story about a young girl learning the ins & outs of pole dancing in Las Vegas. What was so troubling about the production of the film, released in 1995, was not so much the big budget irresponsibility […]

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Punch (Wan-deuk Yi)

Punch (Wan-deuk Yi)

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Comments

With a wonderful mixture of both comedy and tenderness, Lee Han’s Punch (Wan-deuk Yi) is a splendid slice of life film. Wan-deuk (Yoo Ah-in) has just moved to Seoul, with his hunchback father (Park Su-Young) and his Uncle Min-Goo (Kim Yeong-Jae). Wan-deuk has a history of being a rebellious teen, but meets his match, with […]

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Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (OVA Collection)

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (OVA Collection)

| February 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

In my previous review of Baka & Test: Season Two, I raised a number of complaints about that particular season, but I had failed to mention therein two complaints I had about the season that did not make it in to the review as they then seemed petty, but are now relevant. There were notable […]

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The Sessions

The Sessions

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

Far too often when the words “Based on a True Story” are bandied about, disaster is soon to follow. Those movies seem to be based on people, but there’s no sense of the real person or even a fully dimensional character. Luckily, The Sessions, with the help of John Hawkes and Helen Hunt, work together […]

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Small Apartments Screening in Chicago

Small Apartments Screening in Chicago

| February 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Hey Everyone, The new Jonas Akerlund’s (Spun) new film will be having a screening on Thursday Feburary 7th at Chicago’s Landmark Century Center @ 7:30 P.M. Starring Matt Lucas (Little Britain), Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally), Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), James Marsden (X-Men: The Last Stand), Peter Stormare (Fargo), Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction) […]

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Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

Baka & Test: Summon the Beasts (Season Two)

| January 31, 2013 | 1 Comments

When FUNimation released Baka & Test: Season One in 2011, the second season of the series was only just then airing in Japan. Given the breakneck pace at which I plowed through the first season and the high praise I heaped upon those 13 episodes and FUNimation’s Blu-ray/DVD release of them, you can imagine how […]

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Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7

| January 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns: Season 7 highlights the triumphs and travails of a family journeying through life’s adventures. From addressing sensitive health issues, such as HIV transmission from a past lover to the shock of a divorced mother becoming a “Cougar”, thereby dating half her age, there’s an incredible amount of activity in each […]

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