Category Archives: Comedy

BOOKSMART (2019): New trailer From Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Gordon, Jason Sudeikis, Beanie Feldstein …

Booksmart(2019), Beanie Feldstein, Kaitlyn Dever

Directed by Olivia Wilde, Booksmart is a new comedy starring Kaitlyn Dever, Molly Gordon, Beanie Feldstein and Jason Sudeikis.

Feldstein and Dever play two academic superstars determined not to fall short of their peers as they try to cram four years worth of fun into a single night.

I’m interested because I like Wilde and I’ve never seen anyone quite so creatively fashion a mask using the hair on their head as is the case at 1:59 into this trailer.

Billie Lourd, Lisa Kudrow, Skyler Gisondo, Will Forte, Diana Silvers, Jessica Williams, Eduardo Franco and Michael Patrick O’Brien also star.

Booksmart Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US); May 27th, 2019 (UK)…

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CONFESSIONS OF A SHOPAHOLIC (2009): The Thing I Liked…

Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009), Isla Fisher
Confessions Of A Shopaholic (2009), Isla Fisher

Confessions Of A Shopaholic is a P.J. Hogan directed comedy / romance about Rebecca (Isla Fisher), a college graduate who lands a job as a financial journalist. Rebecca’s job requires that she advises others about money; the only thing is, she doesn’t quite have her own finances together.

Being in the mood for an ‘easy viewing’ movie experience, film that didn’t ask too much of me is a key reason I watched Confessions Of A Shopaholic. It’s certainly not the best romantic comedy out there. Yet it has some charm. My favourite moment features John Goodman. Particularly when his character is seen dancing and it’s the punch line for one of the jokes in the movie. I also quite enjoyed Kristen Scott Thomas’s character as the Editor-in-chief of a fashion magazine. 

As for the fashion, there is a certain purple frilly top / dress seen towards the end of the movie that I liked. However something tells me that had I also fallen in love with more of the clothes featured, perhaps the whole film experience would be that little bit more memorable. Rather than mainly feeling like a mixture of scenarios that brought to mind similar situations that I’d already enjoyed watching in other movies. 

Whether you’re a shopaholic or not, there’s probably a little something to appreciate in Hogan’s film. Even if that thing is the general existence of movies that don’t ask too much of you.

Watch it if you’re curious.

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FAMILY (2018): New Trailer From Taylor Schilling, Brian Tyree Henry, Kate McKinnon…

Family (2018), Taylor Schilling
Family (2018), Taylor Schilling

From writer / director Laura Steinel, Family is the story of Kate.

Kate enjoys her life as a career-focused woman. That is until out of the blue, her estranged brother calls her for help with babysitting his tween daughter for one night. Kate reluctantly agrees but then one night becomes a week…

I’m looking forward to seeing Schilling do well in a role that seems to fit her well. It helps that I have one or two things in common with her character, Kate.

Jessie Ennis, Matt Walsh, Eric Edelstein, Karan Kendrick, Suehyla El-Attar and Heather McMahanalso star.

Family Release Dates...

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WILD NIGHTS WITH EMILY (2018): New Trailer From Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler, Amy Seimetz …

Wild Nights With Emily (2018), Molly Shannon, Greenwich Entertainment
Wild Nights With Emily (2018), Molly Shannon, Greenwich Entertainment

Molly Shannon, Susan Ziegler and Amy Seimetz are the stars of Wild Nights With Emily, the story of celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson’s life.

From writer / director Madeleine Olnek, this historical comedy is informed by Dickinson’s private letters and focuses particularly on her relationship with a woman…

Molly Shannon is the main reason I want to see this. She’s such a wonderful comic actress and I’ll probably always remember her for her role in Will Grace as the crazy neighbour whose arms never moved back and fourth when she walked.

Brett Gelman, Jackie Monahan, Kevin Seal, Dana Melanie, Joel Michaely, Sasha Frolova and Lisa Haas also star.

Wild Nights With Emily Release Dates: April 12th, 2019 (US)…

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SECOND ACT (2018): The Things I Liked…

Second Act (2018), Jennifer Lopez, STX Entertainment
Second Act (2018), Jennifer Lopez, STX Entertainment

As a fan of the two Jennifer Lopez romance / comedies, The Wedding Planner (2001) and Maid In Manhattan (2002) the news of Second Act, a brand new movie in the same genre and starring Lopez was something I simply had to see.

Set in New York City (of course!) and directed by Peter Segal, Second Act is about an underestimated retail worker who reinvents her life and her life-story, leading to her finally landing her dream job and more.

Even though Second Act is similar to the other Lopez romance / comedies mentioned – in a few ways, there’s still a difference or two that I didn’t see coming. Generally, I enjoyed the humour and watching the dynamic between the three main female characters. The fact that Leah Remini and Lopez happen to be close friends in real life somehow only added to my experience of this movie.

Other personal highlights include the way Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens were styled, the New York City setting plus the wise and very accurate wisdom shared at the very end.

Watch Second Act especially if you like Lopez and the two Lopez movies mentioned. Segal’s film is definitely a little different in a good way; and who knows, perhaps you may even prefer it. Maid In Manhattan and The Wedding Planner remains my favourites.

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THE ART OF SELF DEFENSE (2019): New Trailer From jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots….

The Art Of Self Defense (2019), Jesse Eisenberg, Bleecker Street
The Art Of Self Defense (2019), Jesse Eisenberg, Bleecker Street

New comedy The Art Of Self Defensestars Imogen Poots , Alessandro Nivola and Jesse Eisenberg

Directed by Riley Stearns it’s the story of Casey (Eisenberg) , a man who’s randomly attacked on the street and so begins a journey to learn self defense, with the help of a charismatic and mysterious Sensei.

The promise of comedy is why I’m interested and I definitely want to see Casey become less afraid. There’s also the fact that I already like Nivola’s character’s attitude. He reminds me quite a bit of Chris Messina’s Danny Castellano character in The Mindy Project.

Steve Terada, Phillip Andre Botello, Leland Orser, Josh Fadem, Elizabeth Howlett and Chris Lay also star.

The Art Of Self Defense Release Dates: June 21st, 2019 (US)…

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GOOD BOYS (2019): New Trailer From Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon…

Good Boys (2019), Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Universal Pictures
Good Boys (2019), Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Universal Pictures

In new comedy Good Boys, three sixth grade boys (11 / 12 year olds) ditch school and embark on an adventure that involves carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to get home in time for their first kissing party.

Directed and co-written by Gene Stupnitsky, Good Boys is co-produced by Seth Rogen and stars Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Molly Gordon…

As a fan of Rogen and Superbad (2007), I simply have to watch this one. I’m just hoping that this long three minute trailer didn’t show too many of the jokes.

Midori Francis, Enid-Raye Adams, Chance Hurstfield, Millie Davis, Benita Ha, Lina Renna and Vicky Lambert also star.

Good Boys Release Dates: August 16th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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SOMEONE GREAT (2019): New Trailer From LaKeith Stanfield, Gina Rodriguez, DeWanda Wise, BRITTANY SNOW…

Someone Great (2019), Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, Netflix
Someone Great (2019), Gina Rodriguez, Brittany Snow, Netflix

Someone Great is a new comedy / romance from writer / director Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and featuring a cast that includes Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, DeWanda Wise and Britanny Snow.

Rodriguez plays Jenny who enjoys one last New York City adventure with her two best friends; all following a devastating breakup on the eve of her cross-country move to San Francisco..

I’m most interested in the chemistry between the three female leads and what is hopefully beautiful images of both New York City and San Francisco.

Faith Logan, Peter Vack, Ben Sidell, Kenneth De Abrew, Salvatore DiSanto, Thomas Kopache and David Granados also star.

Someone Great Release Dates: April 19th, 2019 (US)…

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