Category Archives: Comedy

LITTLE MONSTERS (2019): New Trailer From Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke…

Little Monsters (2019), Lupita Nyong'o, Altitude Films
Little Monsters (2019), Lupita Nyong’o, Altitude Films

In new comedy / horror Little Monsters, protecting young children from a sudden outbreak of zombies is the job of a washed-up musician, a teacher and a kids show personality.

From writer director, Abe Forsythe; key cast includes Lupita Nyong’o, Josh Gad, Stephen Peacocke…

The promise of humour has me interested. I also want to see how well Nyong’o does at selling her character. Then there’s the cuteness of the adorable little kids. I need to see how many of them will cry because I’m almost certain that I’d have been howling immediately.

Kat Stewart, Nadia Townsend, Alexander England, Marshall Napier, Henry Nixon, Rahel Romahn, Jason Chong, Adele Vuko and M.J. Kokolis also star.

Little Monsters Release Dates: November 15th, 2019 (UK)…

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SEXTUPLETS (2019): New Trailer From marlon Wayans, Molly Shannon, Bresha Webb, Glynn Turman…

Sextuplets (2019), Marlon Wayans, Netflix

Sextuplets is a new comedy starring Marlon Wayans as Alan, a father- to-be who learns that he has five other siblings he’s never met. Alan decides that his baby arrives, he’s going to track down all his siblings.

Additional key cast includes Molly Shannon, Bresha Webb, Glynn Turman…

A day is going to come when I’m in the mood for some silliness. And when that day comes, I’ll hit play on this very movie and hope for the best.

I wonder how Sextuplets will hold up when compared to Eddie Murphy’s The Nutty Professor (1996)? A movie where Murphy played several characters of his onscreen family, Just like Wayans is doing here.

For a second I actually thought that the ‘stripper sister’ may have been Tiffany Haddish in a fat suit but, but no.

Debbi Morgan, Michael Ian Black, Robert Pralgo, Damon Vance, Jwaundace Candece, Scott Hunter, Patti Schellhaas, Ruben Vidal and LeBron Daniel also star.

Sextuplets Release Dates: August 16th, 2019 (US)…

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UGLY DOLLS (2019): The Thing I Liked…

UglyDolls (2019)
UglyDolls (2019)

UglyDolls, an animated movie about ‘ugly dolls’ that confront what it means to be different and struggle with a desire to be loved is a film I wanted to enjoy more than I actually did. 

Starring Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Janelle Monáe, and Pitbull, the message about being ourselves and accepting ourselves regardless of perceived imperfections is delivered through a story that unfortunately didn’t succeed at keeping my attention. For that I blame the overall execution, including the pace and rhythm.

Looking on the bright side however, (no pun intended), there’s the colours and cuteness to enjoy. Except that unfortunately, colours and cuteness don’t equal to a worthy movie experience. Luckily for me, there are two or three songs I did like even though I think the opening track felt quite forced.

Watch UglyDolls only if if you really must. Otherwise, watch Zootopia (2016) instead. It’s loosely similar but so very good. 

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GIVE ME LIBERTY (2019): New Trailer From Kirill Mikhanovsky Starring Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer, Chris Galust, Maxim Stoyanov…

Give Me Liberty (2019), Chris Galust, Wild Bunch Distribution
Give Me Liberty (2019), Chris Galust, Wild Bunch Distribution

Directed and co-written by Kirill Mikhanovsky, Give Me Liberty is a comedy about a medical transport driver who’s torn between his promise to shuttle a group of rowdy seniors and a Russian boxer to a funeral, and his desire to help a young black woman with ALS.

Among the key cast are Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer, Chris Galust, Maxim Stoyanov…

The comedy categorisation of Give Me Liberty has me interested. I want to see how well all the different personalities will mesh together. Then there’s my general curiosity about the answer to the opening question…

When I was your age, I had plenty of ambition. Why don’t you have any?

Darya Ekamasova, Zoya Makhlina, Dorothy Reynolds, Sheryl Sims-Daniels, Steve Wolski, Michelle Caspar, Ben Derfel, Lindsey Willicombe, Steve Piper and Steve Piper also star.

Give Me Liberty Release Dates: August 23rd, 2019 (US)…

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PAPI CHULO (2018): The Things I Liked…

Papi Chulo (2018), Matt Bomer
Papi Chulo (2018), Matt Bomer

I was drawn to director John Butler’s Papi Chulo, a drama / comedy about a lonely weatherman’s relationship with a Latino immigrant worker because I love stories of beautiful, unexpected friendships. Especially humorous ones with engaging dialogue.

Starring Matt Bomer and Alejandro Patiño, the beautiful friendship at the core of Papi Chulo delivers some funny and moving moments. I was moved as I watched Bomer’s portrayal of the desperation that can often come with intense loneliness, including some of the missteps one can make while seeking a quick fix.

Besides the most moving moments which also includes the final scene in Papi Chulo, one of the film’s highlights for me is the amusing dialogue each time immigrant worker Ernesto (Patiño) spoke to his wife on the phone.

The main thing Butler’s movie didn’t quite deliver on for me is consistently engaging dialogue throughout; a reality that I confess had me tempted to turn to my phone for a game of Tetris a few times.

Watch Papi Chulo if you’re curious enough. There are indeed better loneliness and ‘beautiful, unexpected friendship‘ movies out there but this one also isn’t the worst.

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ZOMBIELAND – DOUBLE TAP (2019): New Trailer From Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray, Jesse Eisenberg…

Zombieland - Double Tap (2019): Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Sony Pictures Entertainment
Zombieland – Double Tap (2019): Emma Stone, Jesse Eisenberg, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Starring Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Bill Murray and Jesse Eisenberg, Zombieland – Double Tap continues the story of a group of four as they move to the American heartland and face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

Directed by Ruben Fleischer, Zombieland – Double Tap is a follow up to 2009’s Zombieland movie also directed by Fleischer…

I actually had no idea that a previous Zombieland movie existed until today and I generally don’t tend to gravitate towards zombie movies. However, this talented cast and the promise of humour does have my attention.

Luke Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Abigail Breslin, Dan Aykroyd, Avan Jogia, Thomas Middleditch and Rachel Luttrell also star.

Zombieland – Double Tap Release Dates: October 11th, 2019 (US); October 18th, 2019 (UK)…

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JOJO RABBIT (2019): New Trailer From Taika Waititi, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson…

JoJo Rabbit (2019), Scarlett Johansson, Fox Searchlight
JoJo Rabbit (2019), Scarlett Johansson, Fox Searchlight

Directed and co-written by Taika Waititi, JoJo Rabbit is a new comedy about a young boy in Hitler’s army who finds out that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Key cast includes Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Alfie Allen…

My question is, how amusing will this satire be considering the time period and subject matter? There’s perhaps extra hope that the result will be good considering all the big names involved. This is my hope.

Stephen Merchant, Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Sitara Attaie, Victoria Hogan, Brian Caspe and Luke Brandon Field also star.

JoJo Rabbit Release Dates: October 18th, 2019 (US), January 3rd, 2020 (UK)…

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JAY AND SILENT BOB REBOOT (2019): New Trailer From Kevin Smith, Chris Hemsworth, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck…

Jay & Silent Bob Reboot (2019), Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes

2001’s cult classic Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back has a sequel coming. This time the two friends Jay and Silent Bob are returning to Hollywood to stop a reboot of ‘Bluntman and Chronic,’ a movie about their alter egos.

Written/ directed by Kevin smith; this movie, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot stars much of the original cast including Smith himself, Jason Mewes, Ben Affleck, plus new faces Chris Hemswoth, Matt Damon…

I don’t believe I’ve watched the original movie but I am curious. I’m also always intrigued by movies with a star-filled cast list.

Melissa Benoist, Joe Manganiello, Val Kilmer, Rosario Dawson, Grant Gustin, Justin Long, Jason Biggs, Kate Micucci and Jason Lee also star.

Jay & Silent Bob Release Dates: October 15th, 2019 (US)…

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