Category Archives: Comedy

GHOSTBUSTERS (2016): New Trailer Starring Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Wiig

Ghostbusters (2016)
Ghostbusters (2016)

I want to say that ‘here you have it, the first Ghostbusters trailer has finally landed!’ But as you’ll soon see…

It’s not all bad. The music works with the visuals. In fact, it’s really exciting at first because you think it’s leading to a moment of revelation. Only there is sadly, no revelation.

Pointless is a word that comes to mind for this teaser to a teaser trailer. I’m still excited about this reboot because it stars three great ladies of comedy; Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Kate McKinnon. The director, Paul Feig is the man behind Bridesmaids (2011) and most recently the very entertaining Spy (2015) so on hope lives!

One of the best executions of a teaser teaser trailer I’ve ever seen is for Deadpool (2016).

In just over two weeks (March 3rd 2016), we’ll have the next Ghostbusters trailer. All I have to say is, may it be good enough to make up for the above, dare I say, nonsense. Chris Hemsworth, Michael Kenneth Williams and Andy Garcia also star.

Ghostbusters Release Dates: July 15th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MOTHER’S DAY (2016): New Trailer Starring Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts & Kate Hudson

Mother's Day (2016), Jennifer Aniston
Mother’s Day (2016), Jennifer Aniston

If you’re familiar with Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011), then you have a pretty  good idea of what you’re in for with Mother’s Day, the latest film from the director of all three movies, Garry Marshall. 

Starring Kate Hudson, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Jason Sudeikis and Timothy Olyphant, the collision of intersecting stories on said holiday is what happens in Mother’s Day

Having watched both Valentine’s Day (2010) and New Years Eve (2011) I found both movies to be somewhat adequately entertaining and a casual escape – precisely what I’m expecting with Mother’s Day.

Jack Whitehall, Brit Robertson, Shay Mitchell and Aasif Mandvi also star.

Mother’s Day Release Dates: April 29th, 2016 (US); June 17th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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SING (2016): New Trailer Starring Scarlett Johansson & Taron Egerton

 

Sing (2016), Singing and Dancing Pig
Sing (2016), Singing and Dancing Pig

Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson and Matthew McConaughey have a new movie. From the team that brought us the Minions (2015), it’s called Sing and the characters are cute singing / dancing animals…

Sneak Peak

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 2

I’m not big on musicals but I’ll show up for the comedy and cuteness. Seth MacFarlane, John C. Reilly, Reese Witherspoon, Leslie Jones, Nick Offerman and Jennifer Saunders also star.

Sing (2016), Singing Sheep
Sing (2016), Singing Sheep

Sing Release Date(s): December 21st, 2016 (US); January 27th, 2017 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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MIKE & DAVE NEED WEDDING DATES (2016): New Trailer Starring Zac Efron & Adam DeVine

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DeVine
Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016), Zac Efron, Anna Kendrick, Aubrey Plaza, Adam DeVine

Here’s the brand new trailer starring Zac Efron, Aubrey Plaza, Anna Kendrick and Adam DeVine. A trailer to get us all in the mood for summer 2016…

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates looks like the kind of non-serious summer viewing fun I’m going to be in the mood for come July and August. Zac Efron is lovely and all, but it’s really Anna Kendrick playing an outrageous character that I’m most looking forward to in this movie. For some reason I still think of her as the prim and proper young professional, Natalie Keener – George Clooney’s side-kick in Up In The Air (2009).

Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates Release Date(s): July 8th, 2016 (US); August 12th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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LOVE THE COOPERS (2015): For Weekend Easy Viewing With A Side Of Romance

Christmas With The Coopers (2015), Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy
Christmas With The Coopers (2015), Olivia Wilde, Jake Lacy

I would describe Love The Coopers as less like Elf (2003) and more like ABC TV series, Brothers & Sisters.

Directed by Jessie Nelson and starring John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Ed Helms, and Steve Martin, I’d say that Love The Coopers is one of those holiday films that reminds you that every family has its unpleasant tensions and challenging relationships. But the good news is, the tense moments are wisely interspersed with humour and cheer.

The character Olivia Wilde plays is my favourite, partly because I find Wilde rather likeable in real life, but mostly I relate most to aspects of her character above the others in the movie.

I was in the mood to watch something that didn’t demand too much from me and that’s exactly what I got with this movie. Love The Coopers probably won’t make my top 10 favourite Christmas movies list, but it is easy relaxing viewing with a side of romance – and one can always make a little time for something like that.

Anthony Mackie, Jake Lacy, Amanda Seyfried and Marisa Tomei also star.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

DEMOLITION (2015): New Trailer Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts & Chris Cooper

Demolition (2015), Jake Gyllenhaal
Demolition (2015), Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée a director known for Dallas Buyers Club (2013) and Wild (2014). Demolition is about the struggles of an investment banker after he loses his wife…

I saw the original trailer for Demolition a few months ago but that particular version didn’t quite sell the film to me. I remember getting a similar feeling to the one I experienced as I watched the trailer for Bradley Cooper’s Burnt (2015.

I like this version of the Demolition trailer better and I’ll be tuning in because it stars Jake Gyllenhaal. I’m also interested in finding out what it is that will eventually cause Davis Mitchell, the character Gyllenhaal plays to finally feel.

Chris Cooper, Heather Lind, Naomi Watts and Polly Draper also star.

Demolition Release Date(s): April 8th, 2016 (US); April 29th, 2016 (UK); April 14th (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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HELL & BACK (2015): The Good Things…

Hell & Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)
Hell & Back (2015), Nick Swardson (Remy), T.J. Miller (Augie)

Set in hell, Mila Kunis, Susan Sarandon, T.J. Miller and Danny McBride make up some of the cast of stop-motion animation adult comedy, Hell & Back.

I definitely smiled more than I laughed as I watched Hell & Back, which I think makes it  a mildly entertaining to quite entertaining movie. This of course isn’t the ideal reaction, but I’m glad I made it to the end.

Hell & Back (2015), Bob Odenkirk (The Devil)
Hell & Back (2015), Bob Odenkirk (The Devil)

Directed by Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman, I enjoyed the voice work and some funny moments such as all the dialogue of the character responsible for welcoming residents to hell and administering torture. I think that Augie, the one that ‘looks like he only eats dough’ is cute in a perfectly adorably cuddly way. There’s also a great joke about cat owners that I won’t spoil.

Overall, the devil, played by Bob Odenkirk is definitely my favourite character. Reason being, his voice, his dialogue and the physicality of the devil when sporting his red ‘suit.’

Tune in for a non-demanding stop-motion comedy, especially if you don’t mind plenty of expletives and adult dialogue.

Happy Film loving 🙂

G

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. (2015): Stylish & Fun

The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015), Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer
The Man From U.N.C.L.E (2015), Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer

Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander, Hugh Grand and Elizabeth Debicki star in Director Guy Ritchie’s latest spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E ( U.N.C.L.E meaning United Network Command for Law and Enforcement).

I was initially quite concerned after watching the trailer for The Man From U.N.C.L.E. because I feared that the film would contain one or two very questionable accents. I’m neither Russian nor American, so perhaps I’m not the right person to say, but both Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer’s respective American and Russian accents sound rather above board to me.

As for the movie’s spectacle, I found The Man From U.N.C.L.E. adequately entertaining. The story, style and everything in the film, including all aspects of design, namely the fashion, cars and interiors… all of it plus the dialogue did just enough to keep me watching.

I also really enjoyed a relatively short but beautifully captured moment of rage towards the end of the movie. Though, overall, I strongly doubt whether there’ll ever be a Guy Ritchie movie that could unseat the top positions that

his first two films, Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000) continue to hold in my heart and mind.

Tune in to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. for the design / style and if you haven’t already, make time for Ritchie’s very smart first two movies. They are super!

Happy Film loving 🙂

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