Category Archives: Comedy

ALOHA (2015): More Bradley Cooper Please!

Aloha (2015), bradley Cooper
Aloha (2015), bradley Cooper

More Bradley Cooper Please! It’s hard not to feel this way after his brilliant Oscar nominated performance in American Sniper (2014). Not to say that his new movie, Aloha is a similar kind of film, of course.

Writer/ Director, Cameron Crowe – the man responsible for the1996 hit, Jerry Maguire is back with the story of a celebrated military contractor (Cooper) who must choose between two love interests, played by Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

Love triangles are notoriously tricky, particularly if you’re the one to do the choosing. So lets look forward to seeing how things turn out for the parties involved in Aloha. Maybe we can get a few tips.

Jennifer Lawrence is no where to be seen in this one. But you will find two great comedy Actors in the shape ofAlec Baldwin (30 Rock) and Danny McBride of Pineapple Express (2008)This Is The End (2013) and other Seth Rogen/ Judd Apatow films.

Happy Aloha 🙂

G

TRAINWRECK (2015): Always Ready For A Judd Apatow Comedy

Trainwreck (2015), Bill Hader, Amy Schumer
Trainwreck (2015), Bill Hader, Amy Schumer

I love New York and I love film. When a promising new comedy is set in New York city, the joy is very real.

Trainwreck, the latest Judd Apatow directed comedy is my can’t ‘wait to see’ film of the moment.

Just the kind of fun I need.

Happy Trainwreck 🙂

G

MINIONS (2015) The Best Happiness Inducing Yellow Beauties

Minions (2015), Stuart, Bob, Kevin
Minions (2015), Stuart, Bob, Kevin

I confess that I am one of those people who watched the Despicable Me movies purely for the Minions. Imagine my joy at the news that a Minion movie was on the way, for summer 2015. Aaaaaaaahhhh!

Something tells me that I’m not the only grown up who exhibits signs of pure uncontrollable glee at the sight of the beloved Minions. Seriously, who can possibly resist the most adorable, yellow, happiness inducing and banana loving beauties?

Here’s the latest trailer…

Happy Minions 🙂

G

KINGSMAN – THE SECRET SERVICE (2014): Now I’ll Definitely See It

Kingsman, The Secret Service (2014), Colin Firth, Taron Egerton
Kingsman, The Secret Service (2014), Colin Firth, Taron Egerton

The great new Super Bowl trailer for Director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingman The Secret Service has convinced me to watch the film. I was only mildly intrigued before.

I does help that Kingsman is written by Jane Goldman – whose other writing credits include Kick-Ass (2010) and X-Men First Class (2011).

There is one thing that doesn’t sit quite so easily with me about this trailer – and that would be the claim by Alex Zane of the UK’s Sun newspaper, that Kingman – The Secret Service  is ‘More Badass Than Bond.’ Please! PLEASE, I say! It’s incredibly hard to believe that there’s any other British spy movie more badass than Daniel Craig’s Bond. Incredibly hard to believe!

But we’ll see…

Happy Kingsman, The Secret Service 🙂

G

THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (2013): Inspiration For Living

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Ben Stiller
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013), Ben Stiller


Walter Mitty is a man who has numerous vivid day dreams about everything he wishes he could be at a given moment but never is.

Directed by funny man, Ben Stiller, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty takes you along on a journey that leads to a point where Walter, as the movie poster suggests, stops dreaming and starts living.

This is definitely an entertaining watch and becomes most interesting and fun from the moment Walter meets the bearded and intoxicated giant (one of my favourite characters). It makes sense that the film becomes very interesting at this point because it’s soon after Walter decides to be adventurous, brave and start living.

For those who realise / feel like they haven’t done much that’s considered noteworthy and want to change that, Stiller’s movie is great inspiration to formulate a plan and take action

You’ll laugh as you watch this fun adventure / drama with several humorous characters to enjoy particularly my personal favourite, the bearded and intoxicated giant.

One of my own personal day (and night) dreams was about going to New York. I’ve been forever curious, so finally  making that particular day – and night dream come true was super.

Happy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty 🙂

G

THE INTERVIEW (2014): When It’s Meant To Be…

The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco
The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco

Despite the hackers, I’ve watched Seth Rogen and James Franco’s The Interview and had a great time. I particularly loved the scenes with Kim Jong-un (Randall Park) and his Korean accent.

The Interview (2014), Randall Park,
The Interview (2014), Randall Park,

Fans of the lead Actor’s (Rogen and Franco’s) long standing movie bromance are bound to be very happy indeed. Especially if they accept that Franco’s character is really supposed to be that dim. Otherwise, like myself at first, Franco’s Dave Skylark may seem a tad over the top.

Rogen, Franco, Randall Park, Diana Bang and Lizzy Caplan all play their parts beautifully – along with some welcome surprise appearances from Franco and Rogen’s famous friends.

The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco, Diana Bang
The Interview (2014), Seth Rogen, James Franco, Diana Bang

Having already paid the film my full attention and had fun, in true movie fan style, The Interview will now be one of those movies I have playing in the  background (nstead of music) as I do other things.

Happy The Interview 🙂

G

THE INTERVIEW (2014): Why Does It feel like Hackers Just Stole my Christmas Present?

The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco
The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco

First the New York city premier of Seth Rogen and James Franco’s film, The Interview (2014) was cancelled. Now Sony confirms that the film has been pulled from overall release, thanks to a threat of terror upon cinema goers from the hackers responsible for a cyber attack on Sony Pictures.

People are talking about how outrageous it is that Sony would bow down to threats of terror and what all this means for freedom of expression. It isn’t great. But the overall answer seems simple to me. I doubt that Sony had any plans to cancel release… until the top three cinema chains in the U.S. pulled out of showing the films at all.

Without the necessary distribution network in place, there isn’t much choice. Maybe things would have been different if Sony had their own chain of cinemas.

As a massive movie fan and an advocate of the comedic work of Rogen and Franco, I’m hugely disappointed. Somehow though, I get the feeling that this is not the end of The Interview. As Judd Apatow put it…

“This only guarantees that this movie will be seen by more people on earth than it would have before. Legally or illegally all will see it.”

With that note…

Happy The Interview, someway, somehow 🙂

G

Updates:

Sony will release The Interview online

More detail on the decision for non-release BBC Entertainment & Arts News.

THE INTERVIEW (2014): The Rogen Franco Bromance Continues

The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco
The Interview (2014) Seth Rogen, James Franco

Seth Rogen and James Franco are two filmmakers I really appreciate.

The Interview (2014) is their latest work – and the trailer…?

May their partnership thrive always.

Happy The Interview 🙂

G