Category Archives: Comedy

LIVING WITH YOURSELF (2019): New trailer From Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea, Desmin Borges…

Living With Yourself (2019), Paul Rudd, Netflix
Living With Yourself (2019), Paul Rudd, Netflix

Directed by Timothy Greenberg, Living With Yourself stars Paul Rudd, Aisling Bea and Desmin Borges in an intriguing comedy series.

It’s the story of a man who undergoes an experimental treatment to improve his life… but with unexpected consequences…

The most intriguing premise I’ve seen in a while. I’m thinking cloning but who knows. Im interested in where this goes and of course in Rudds performance. or should I say performances?

Karen Pittman, Zoe Chao, Joseph Bessette, Rob Yang, Eden Malyn, Gopal Lalwani and Emily Young also star.

Living With Yourself Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US), Internet / Netflix…

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LATE NIGHT (2019): The Things I Liked…

Late Night (2019), Reid Scott, Mindy Kaling
Late Night (2019), Reid Scott, Mindy Kaling

Written by Mindy Kaling and set in New York City, Katherine (Emma Thompson) is a late night talk show host who’s convinced she’s about to lose her long-running show. Wanting to make a change, Molly (Kaling) is recruited and finds herself the only female member of Katherine’s writing team.

Also starring John Lithgow, Denis O’Hare, Amy Ryan, Reid Scott and Hugh Dancy, I found Late Night to be positively dramatic and funny in equal measure. I liked the writing and appreciated how much we get to know of Katherine’s truth – both at work and home. Late Night is a story about women, by women and features a complex, interesting main character along with several others you’d find in the behind the scenes world of late night television.

There’s a part or two that seemed a tad predictable but not overly so. If you’re a fan of both Kaling and Thompson, chances are you won’t regret watching director Nisha Ganatra’s film. Kaling is fun, funny and Thompson is as good as she’s always been; meaning she’s great. Watch it and see.

Random fact. I’ve decided that Thompson is my aunt and Kaling my cousin. Lastly, a movie that came to mind as Late Night played…? The Devil Wears Prada (2006).

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LIKE A BOSS (2019): New Trailer From Tiffany Haddish, Salma Hayek, Rose Byrne, Billy Porter…

Like A Boss (2020): Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne
Like A Boss (2020): Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne

Salma Hayek, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter and Rose Byrne, are the stars of Like A Boss, a new Miguel Arteta directed comedy about two friends who decide to start a beauty company together.

A key challenge being that one is more practical, while the other’s focus is mainly on earning her fortune so she can live a lavish lifestyle…

Fingers crossed for a great result because I really do like the cast I’m quite sure I’ll enjoy the colourful costumes too.

Jennifer Coolidge, Ari Graynor, Billy Porter, Karan Soni, Catherine Parker, Jessica St. Clair, Jimmy O. Yang and Jacob Latimore also star.

Like A Boss Release Dates: January 10th, 2019 (US), February 7th, 2019 (UK)…

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LONG SHOT (2019): The Things I Loved…

Long Shot (2019), O'Shea Jackson Jr., Seth Rogen
Long Shot (2019), O’Shea Jackson Jr., Seth Rogen

In my entire history of film watching, the very talented Mr. Seth Rogen has only ever let me down one time. I’m of course speaking in terms of his involvement in a movie that turned out to be quite the disappointment. The really great news today though, is this: That absolute letdown of a movie  I’m referring to is definitely not director Jonathan Levine’s latest comedy / romance, Long Shot.

Starring Rogen, Charlize Theron, Alexander Skarsgård and O’Shea Jackson Jr., Long Shot is a film I was always going to see because the cast are among my favourite filmmakers. I just wasn’t sure how the finished product would turn out, considering the somewhat unexpected pairing of Rogen and Theron in a story about an unemployed journalist who decides to pursue his childhood crush. Particularly considering that his crush just happens to be one of the world’s most powerful and unattainable women. 

My initial lack of confidence probably also had something to do with the trailer somehow not being able to truly convey – for me at least, just how the movie was going to play. Luckily, to my very pleasant surprise, I had a great time. The dialogue, pace, story and tone all added up to a beautifully choreographed film that delighted me. I liked it so much it almost made me feel as happy as I was when I first discovered the magic that is Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008).

In terms of what I liked a little less, I vaguely recall the laughs slowing down a tad past the half way point, but that’s barely a complaint now, is it? The bond between Jackson Jr. and Rogen’s characters, Skarsgård’s Prime Minister character, the role played by Andy Serkis and of course ‘Queen Theron;’ all just wonderful. 

Definitely, definitely watch Long Shot if you haven’t already. I certainly won’t be forgetting all the elements it got just right, any time soon.

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FIRST LOVE (2019): New Trailer From Takashi Miike, Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi, Masataka Kubota…

First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment
First Love (2019), Sakurako Konishi, Well Go USA Entertainment

Starring Becky, Sakurako Konishi and Masataka Kubota new action / crime / romance, First Love has a young boxer and a call girl caught up in a drug-smuggling scheme.

Directed by Takashi Miike, all the exciting action takes place during a single night in Tokyo…

Apparently I’ve been missing out by never having seen a Takashi Miike movie.

I certainly can’t deny that the plot and style in this trailer has peaked my interest. Fingers, toes and everything crossed that I can stomach all the killing. I hear that since I’m generally un-phased by all the blood and killing in Quentin Tarantino’s signature works, I should be OK.

Jun Murakami, Nao Ohmori, Sansei Shiomi, Shôta Sometani and Seiyô Uchino also star.

First Love Release Dates….

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GREENER GRASS (2019): New Trailer Starring D’Arcy Carden, Dot-Marie Jones, Mary Holland, Dawn Luebbe…

Greener Grass (2019), Dawn Luebbe, Neil Casey, Jocelyn DeBoer, Beck Bennett
Greener Grass (2019), Dawn Luebbe, Neil Casey, Jocelyn DeBoer, Beck Bennett

Greener Grass is a new comedy set in a bizarro version of suburbia. A place where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, children magically turn into golden retrievers and soccer moms constantly compete against each other in their personal lives.

Greener Grass is directed by Jocelyn DeBoer, Dawn Luebbe and stars  D’Arcy Carden, Dot-Marie Jones, Dawn Luebbe and Mary Holland…

The special brand of humour is the reason for my interest. I also can’t deny that the gross kissing shot nearly put me off completely.

Jim Cummings, Beck Bennett, Julian Hilliard, Lauren Adams, Janicza Bravo, Asher Miles Fallica, Will Hines, Santina Muha and Josh Ruben also star.

Greener Grass Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US)…

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WRINKLES THE CLOWN (2019): New Trailer For Documentary About Scary Florida Based clown…

Wrinkles The Clown (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing
Wrinkles The Clown (2019), Magnolia Pictures & Magnet Releasing

Wrinkles The Clown is a new Documentary about a Florida based clown that parents can hire to scare their misbehaving children.

Wrinkles The Clown is directed / co-written by  Michael Beach Nichols and the man behind the Wrinkles clown mask remains anonymous…

I don’t have children but if I did, I can’t imagine scaring them with a nightmare inducing clown face like that! Whatever happened to bringing a police officer around to threaten them with jail?

I guess all the above is part of what makes this documentary quite interesting. The man behind Mr Wrinkles is certainly very smart.

Wrinkles The Clown Release Dates: October 4th, 2019 USA

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BAD BOYS FOR LIFE (2020): New trailer From Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig…

Bad Boys For Life (2020),(Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Bad Boys For Life (2020),(Martin Lawrence, Will Smith, Sony Pictures Entertainment

In new action / comedy Bad Boys For Life, Martin Lawrence and Will Smith are back as Marcus Burnett (now a police inspector) and Mike Lowery who’s in the midst of a midlife crisis.

Directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, additional key cast includes Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig…

I’m really just in for the comedy duo that is the great Smith and Lawrence. The humour is what I recall most about the previous Bad Boys movies.

Joe Pantoliano, Happy Anderson, Charles Melton, Kate del Castillo, Paola Nuñez, Sharon Pfeiffer, Jennifer Badger and Maria Z. Wilson also star.

Bad Boys For Life Release Dates: January 17th, 2020 (US); January 24th, 2020 (UK)…

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