Category Archives: Comedy

BATTLE OF THE SEXES (2017): New Trailer From Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue, Sarah Silverman…

Battle Of The Sexes (2017), Emma Stone
Battle Of The Sexes (2017), Emma Stone

Oscar winning actress Emma Stone’s latest movie Battle of the Sexes has her in the role of former World number one tennis champion, Billing Jean King. OppositeStone is Steve Carell as ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, Battle of the Sexes tells the true story of a very important 1973 tennis match between King and Riggs…

I’m looking forward to this one because I had no idea about the true story until now. King better win! That being the jist of how I feel. I’m a little less certain that she will because Carell’s character is a hustler after all. But then, this is a Hollywood movie.

Also, I just realised that the only Billie Jean I’d know of up to this point is the one in Michael Jackson’s classic song, ‘Billie Jean’. No doubt that Billie Jean King is NOT the one M.J. is singing about.

Battle Of The Sexes Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (US), November 24th, 2017 (UK)…

Sarah Silverman, Austin Stowell, Natalie Morales and Jessica McNamee also star.

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THE EMOJI MOVIE (2017): New Trailer Starring Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, Sofia Vergara, James Corden…

The Emoji Movie (2017), Gene (Voiced by T.J. Miller)
The Emoji Movie (2017), Gene (Voiced by T.J. Miller)

Starring Anna Faris, T.J. Miller, Patrick Stewart, Sofia Vergara and James Corden, the new The Emoji Movie trailer is here and it has Gene (Miller), a multi-expressional emoji, on a journey to become a normal emoji…

I thought that as an avid user of emojis on my themoviemylife Instagram in particular, that I’d somehow automatically like a movie about cute yellow emojis. I mean, how bad could it be? I was after all completely crazy about a particular bunch of gorgeous ‘joy inducing yellow beauties’;  the minions for quite some time. I may still be obsessed, actually.  I digress. I just wish that at this point I felt more confident about this Tony Leondis directed film. I don’t know…

The Emoji Movie Release Dates: July 28th, 2017 (US); August 3rd, 2017 (UK)…

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BAND AID (2017): New Trailer From Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, Jesse Williams, Zoe Lister-Jones…

Band Aid (2017), Adam Pally, Zoe Lister-Jones
Band Aid (2017), Adam Pally, Zoe Lister-Jones

In new comedy Band Aid, Adam Pally and Zoe-Lister Jones are a married couple who can’t stop fighting, so they turn their fights into songs and start a band together  – to try and save their marriage.

Band Aid is written / directed by Zoe Lister Jones and also starsFred Armisen, Jessie Williams, Jamie Chung, Brooklyn Decker…

The comedy is why I want to watch. I also really enjoyed Adam Pally as Peter Prentice in The Mindy Project (2012 – ). Therefore this may be good. My hope is that the characters don’t sing as badly as they do in this trailer throughout too much of the movie.

Band Aid Release Dates: June 9th, 2017 (US – Internet)…

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HOME AGAIN (2017): New Trailer From Reese Witherspoon, Michael Sheen, Nat Wolff, Candace Bergman…

Home Again (2017), Reece Witherspoon

In Reese Witherspoon’s latest movie, she plays a single mom in Los Angeles who allows three young guys to move in with her and things take an unexpected turn. Written and directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer; Michael Sheen, Candace Bergman, Pico Alexander, NatWolff and Alex Alcheh also star…

I just really want to see this because I like Reece Witherspoon and it would be good to see her in a more fun(ish) movie, this one being a comedy / drama / romance.

Home Again Release Dates: September 8th, 2017 (US); September 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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LOST IN PARIS (2016): New Trailer For Comedy Set In Paris & Starring Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon…

Lost In Paris (2017), Fiona Gordon
Lost In Paris (2017), Fiona Gordon

I thought I liked the trailer for new Dominique Abel and  Fiona Gordon comedy, Lost In Paris and then I read the last line of the synopsis, now I really want to see it. Aforementioned synopsis as follows:

‘Fiona visits Paris for the first time to assist her myopic Aunt Martha. Catastrophes ensue, mainly involving Dom, a homeless man who has yet to have an emotion or thought he was afraid of expressing.’

I want to see this for the specific brand of madness in the trailer and also because it’s set in Paris.

Lost In Paris Release dates

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CARRIE PILBY (2016): I Had Hoped For More…

Carrie Pilby (2016), Bel Powley
Carrie Pilby (2016), Bel Powley

‘So this is what uptight and highly strung looks like – up close.’

‘Why am I not warming to her?’ Ah yes, it’s because she’s annoying.’

‘I feel bad because I understand now why she irritates me. It’s not quite her fault, poor lass.’

‘This romantic element, I don’t care for it. It feels forced’

Just a selection of some of the thoughts that went through my head as I watched Carrie Pilby, a comedy / drama about a person of high intelligence who struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

It’s  definitely telling that some days after watching Carrie Pilby, I remember how annoying the main character was but recall not a single moment that was particularly amusing. I suppose it doesn’t help that when I think of a comedy where a person of high intelligence is struggling to make sense of the world, the first character that pops into my head is the well imagined and very funny Sheldon Cooper of CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory. Tough act to follow indeed.

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BEATRIZ AT DINNER (2017): New Trailer From Salma Hayek, Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow…

Beatriz At Dinner (2017), Salma Hayek
Beatriz At Dinner (2017), Salma Hayek

I am a big Salma Hayek fan and I just couldn’t be happier to see her in a role that looks as great as the one of Beatriz in Beatriz At Dinner. Also starring Connie Britton, Chloë Sevigny, John Lithgow and Jay Duplass, Hayek’s Beatriz is a holistic medicine practitioner who attends a wealthy client’s dinner party after her car breaks down. And so begins very thought provoking dialogue…

Directed by Miguel Arteta, this great trailer has me very impatient to take in all of writer Mike White’s words.

Beatriz At Dinner Release Dates: June 9th, 2017 (US)…

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KINGSMAN – THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (2017): New Trailer From Taron Egerton, Channing Tatum, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore…

Kingsman - The Golden Circle (2017), Taron Egerton
Kingsman – The Golden Circle (2017), Taron Egerton

In Kingsman – The Golden Circle, the Kingsman headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage. Upon discovering an allied spy organization in the US. The two elite secret organisations must work together to defeat a common enemy…

Before the First Kingsman movie, Kingsman – The Secret Service, I mostly knew the film’s director Matthew Vaughn as an excellent producer to one of my favourite British directors, Guy Ritchie.Look at him now! I can’t wait to see what looks yet another very welcome and thrilling festival of style, action and adventure.

I don’t actually recall how things were left with Sofia Boutella’s very cool ‘Gazelle’ character in the first movie, but my hope is that this new instalment will be so good that I barely miss her, if at all.

Kingsman – The Golden Circle Release Dates: September 22nd, 2017 (US); September 29th, 2017 (UK)…

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