Category Archives: Comedy

PEOPLE PLACES THINGS (2015): For The Writing, Honesty & Skilled Comic Timing

People Places Things (2015), Jermaine Clement
People Places Things (2015), Jermaine Clement

People Places Things is the brainchild of writer / director, James C. Strouse. It’s also a film that does a good and entertaining job of navigating that complicated space between a significant break up and the next potential relationship.

Starring Jermaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne and Jessica Williams; Strouse’s comedy possesses a kooky and pleasantly offbeat quality. A quality that can be partly attributed to the limbo state a few of the characters find themselves in, as well as the unapologetic directness and honesty in the way they communicate with each other.

The things that make People Places Things good remind me of my favourite sitcom of all time, Peep Show. Peeps Show is a British comedy series in which the audience hears the dialogue spoken by all the speaking characters, in addition to the internal dialogue of the show’s two stars – everything they think but never dare say.

Watch it for a cast that are amply gifted with good comic timing, the chance to see Regina Hall in a refreshingly different kind of role, to discover the talents of Jermaine Clement and because People Places Things is good and funny.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT (2016): New Trailer Starring Tina Fey & Margot Robbie

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Tina Fey
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016), Tina Fey

There’s a new Tina Fey comedy and it’s not Sisters (2015). Starring Fey, Alfred Molina, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, Whiskey, Tango Foxtrot tells the story of Kim Barker (Fey), a US journalist stationed in Afghanistan and Pakistan…

I really must give full points for the music in this trailer. It does a great job of setting the tone. Generally, I’m most excited about the humour which I think will work as an antidote to the tension-filled Kilo Two Bravo (2014)another war region movie – though certainly not a comedy.

My fingers crossed the film works, especially  since the last comedy set in Afghanistan (Rock the Kasbah (2015) apparently didn’t do so well.

Release Date (s): March 4th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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STORKS (2016): New Trailer Starring Andy Samberg & Kelsey Grammer

Storks (2016), Kelsey Grammer
Storks (2016), Kelsey Grammer

Kelsey Grammer and Andy Samberg are the stars of Storks, a new and intriguing comedy/ animation, Storks

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

This movie looks like fun and I’m excited to learn more about the history behind how storks came to be known for delivering babies. I’m also looking forward to meeting the stork I imagine Adam Samberg will be playing.

Release Dates (s): September 23rd, 2016 (US), October 14th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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DOUGH (2015): New Trailer Starring Jonathan Pryce & Jerome Holder

Dough (2016), Jerome Holder, Jonathan Pryce
Dough (2016), Jerome Holder, Jonathan Pryce

Something charming and in the shape of a drama / comedy is on the way…

Starring Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Pauline Collins and Malachi Kirby, Dough looks like a film with a beautiful message and a nice serving of good British humour.

 

Release Date (s): 2016…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE HOLIDAY (2006): Good At Christmas & Any Other Time The Mood Strikes

The Holiday (2006), Kate Winslet
The Holiday (2006), Kate Winslet

Set in England and L.A during the festive season, The Holiday stars Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black and Cameron Diaz.

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers, the stories of the four main and very relatable characters is beautifully told and features just the perfect musical score by the one and only Hans Zimmer.

My favourite scene (like many other people’s, probably) is the one with the tent that features two talented child actresses.

The Holiday is a film to watch when you’re in the mood for a good romance/ comedy, whether it’s Christmas or not. There’s also a a certain Bridget Jone’s Diary (2001) vibe that enjoyed.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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WHAT IF (2013): For The Comedy & Relatable Love & Life Challenges

What If (2013), Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan
What If (2013), Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan

Thanks to good writing and a very talented cast, What If is funny, kind of kooky, possesses an uncommon realness and features a well chosen musical score.

Daniel Radcliffe, Adam Driver, Zoe Kazan, Rafe Spall, Meghan Park and Mackenzie Davis are the stars of this Michael Dowse directed comedy / romance.

Kazan, an actress I’ve loved since the beautiful Ruby Sparks (2012) is as adorable as ever and the chemistry between her character and that played by Radcliffe is very convincing.

Watch What If for the comedy, the relatable predicaments faced by the characters and the useful wisdom about life and love.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE (2016) New Trailer From Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart

Central intelligence (2016), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
Central intelligence (2016), Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson

Trailer of the week just landed people…!

Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber of We’re The Millers (2013), Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are the stars of what will hopefully be one of my favourite comedies of 2016.

I yelped because that car crash was badass. I laughed because ‘Fat Robbie’ was brilliantly unexpected and I love because the trailer editing is on point. Well done trailer maker! 🙂

Release Date (s): June 17th, 2016 (US), July 1st, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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THE BOSS (2016): New Trailer From Melissa McCarthy & Kristen Bell

The Boss (2016), Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy
The Boss (2016), Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy

Good news for Melissa McCarthy fans, for she has a new comedy trailer…

I couldn’t get through ten minutes of Tammy (2014) but I’m giving The Boss a chance because, well, how fascinating is that red wig? In all seriousness however, this trailer good and I did love Spy 2015. 

Written and directed by Ben Falcone, The Boss also stars Peter Dinklage and the lovely kristen Bell, an actress I last saw and loved in Stuck In Love (2012).

Release Date (s): April 8th, 2016 (US), June 10th, 2016, (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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