Tag: comedy

This is 40

This is 40

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

The fourth feature from Judd Apatow–his mid-life crisis feature (some might say “presumptuously”) titled This is 40–is a bold continuation of the Apatow brand, setting its course in a more mature direction.  Granted, Apatow did this with his third feature, 2009′s underappreciated Funny People, but despite the heaviness of that film’s themes and the complexities […]

First Period

First Period

| March 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been nine years since John Waters’s last film, “A Dirty Shame,” which describes the state of affairs for his fans, for whom roadshow productions of “Hairspray” the musical just aren’t the same. However, if you’d like to make a visit to a perfect facsimile of Watersland, then “First Period” is the movie that Mr. […]

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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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