Category Archives: Comedy

UGLYDOLLS (2019): New Trailer From Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas, Pitball…

UglyDolls (2019)
UglyDolls (2019)

Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, Nick Jonas and Pitbull are the stars of UglyDolls; a new Kelly Asbury directed animated adventure / comedy free-spirited UglyDolls.

The UglyDolls confront what it means to be different, struggle with a desire to be loved…

I’m in for the fun, smarts and expected usefulness.

Gabriel Iglesias, Wanda Sykes, Blake Shelton, Charli XCX and Bebe Rexha also star.

Uglydolls Release Dates: May 10th, 2019 (US); August 16th, 2019 (UK)…

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THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 (2019): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt, Eric Stonestreet…

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (2019)

The Secret Life Of Pets 2, the sequel to the fun animated comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day is here.

Directed by Chris Renaud, Kevin Hart, Patton Oswalt and Eric Stonestreet are among teh key cast…

I’m in for all the cuteness and hoping that my favourite character from the first movie (Gidget) still shows up in this sequel.

Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Albert Brooks, Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll also star.

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Release Dates: May 31st, 2019 (UK); June 7th, 2019 (US)…

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ISN’T IT ROMANTIC (2019): New Trailer From Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra, Adam Devine…

Isn't It Romantic (2019), rebel Wilson
Isn’t It Romantic (2019), rebel Wilson

Directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson; Rebel Wilson, Liam Hemsworth, Priyanka Chopra and Adam Devine are the stars of new comedy / romance Isn’t It Romantic.

This ones the story of a young woman disenchanted with love who mysteriously finds herself trapped inside a romantic comedy…

I already like this more than expected. The colours and silliness are the reason.Fingers firmly crossed for a good result.

Betty Gilpin, Faith Logan, Shyrley Rodriguez,  Michelle Buteau, Doris McCarthy, Marija Juliette Abney, and, Sawandi Wilson also star

Isn’t It Romantic Release Dates: February 14th, 2019 (US)…

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THE KOMINSKY METHOD (2018): New Trailer From Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin, Sarah Baker…

The Kominsky Method (2018), Alan Arkin, Michael Douglas
The Kominsky Method (2018), Alan Arkin, Michael Douglas

The Kominsky Method is a new Netflix comedy series starring Michael Douglas, Alan Arkin and Sarah Baker.

Created by  Chuck Lorre the story centres around an ageing actor, who once enjoyed a brush with fame but now makes his living as an acting coach…

I’m in for the beautiful bromance and of course the humour. I’m feeling very hopeful also because this trailer also reminds me of another Netflix series I enjoy, Grace & Frankie.

The Kominsky Method Release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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IN A RELATIONSHIP (2018): New Trailer From Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway, Patrick Gibson…

In A Relationship (2018), Michael Angarano, Emma Roberts
In A Relationship (2018), Michael Angarano, Emma Roberts

In A Relationship is a comedy / drama set during one summer in the life of  two couples; one of whom may be breaking up, or not. Whilst the other are just at the beginning.

Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Dree Hemingway and Patrick Gibson star while Sam Boyd directs…

This looks quite charming and so I’m in to see the ups and downs of young love in modern times. I’m also extra intrigued because – in this trailer at least, Angarano reminds me quite a bit of Shia LaBeouf.

In A Relationship Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US)

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THE UPSIDE (2017): New Trailer From Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman…

The Upside (2017), Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston
The Upside (2017), Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston

The Upside is a remake of French film The Intouchables (2011), the story of the relationship between a wealthy paraplegic and an unemployed man with a criminal record who’s hired to help him.

Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart and Nicole Kidman star while Neil Burger directs…

There’s no denying it, The Intouchables  is a great movie and could have done without a remake. At the same time though, I think I may actually have fun seeing how different this remake is to the original. I could also be wrong about that last statement but I don’t mind finding out. Furthermore, I want to see what comedian Kevin Hart can do in a more dramatic role.

Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani, Tate Donovan and Aja Naomi King also star.

The Upside Release Dates: January 11th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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HOLMES & WATSON (2018): New Trailer From Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Rebecca Hall, Ralph Fiennes…

Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell
Holmes & Watson (2018), John C. Reilly, Will Ferrell

Holmes & Watson is a Humorous version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic mysteries featuring Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson.

Directed by Etan Cohen; Holmes & Watson stars Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Ralph Fiennes, Rebecca Hall…

Looks like fun ridiculousness – just the kind of thing I’ll be in the mood for at some point, I know it! I find myself rather happy for Ferrell and Reilly because of how much fun it undoubtedly is to speak on those specific British accents.

Steve Coogan, Hugh Laurie, Kelly Macdonald, Lauren Lapkus and Noah Jupe also star.

Holmes & Watson Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (US); December 26th, 2018 (UK)

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NAPPILY EVER AFTER (2018): The Things I Liked…

Nappily Ever After (2018), Sanaa Lathan
Nappily Ever After (2018), Sanaa Lathan

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, Nappily Ever After is the story of an African American woman named Violet; particularly her journey to self love / acceptance through her relationship with the hair that naturally grows out of her head.

Starring Sanaa Lathan, Lynn Whitfield, Ricky Whittle and Lyriq Bent, I watched this one because I too have been on my own journey with my afro hair and wanted to see if Violet’s story reflected mine in any way. The similarities are in regards to my experience of some people’s perception of afro hair. Another similarity is my own fantasies and long term wish for my  tightly curled hair to be easier to manage – but without first needing to chemically treat it or actually shave my head.

What I enjoyed most about Nappily Ever After is the self love and acceptance message. A message worth internalising for every human being, regardless of the hair on their head. In fact, it reminded me of one of my favourite quotes of all time by writer / feminist Audre Lorde… ‘If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.’ 

I think overall, the most memorable moment in the movie will always be the scene where Violet shaves her head and all that it meant for her journey.

I only wish that Nappily Ever After hadn’t been quite so predictable in parts. Nevertheless, I say watch it if you’re curious enough about this particular journey of self love and if you just don’t quite get what the big deal about afro hair may be. This movie doesn’t have all the answers, but it’s certainly a start.

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