Category Archives: Comedy

SAUSAGE PARTY (2016): New Trailer From Seth Rogen, James Franco & Jonah Hill

Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)
Sausage Party (2016), Seth Rogen (Voice)

Sausage Party is the brand new comedy from Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and James Franco. It’s an animation comedy and the key characters are food…

I wasn’t a big fan of Rogen’s previous movie, The Night Before (2015). But my fingers are crossed with this new ‘food horror.’ The different personalities assigned to all food items is an intriguing thing.

Directed by  Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan; the film stars several Rogen regulars, including Michael Cera, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. Salma Hayek, Edward Norton and Paul Rudd also lend their voices.

Sausage Party Release Dates: August 12th, 2016 (US & UK), August 18th, 2016 (GER), September 14th (FR)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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POPSTAR – NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING (2016): New Comedy Trailer From Andy Samberg & Imogen Poots

Popstar - Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Andy Samberg
Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), Andy Samberg

Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping is a brand new comedy coming this summer and it stars  Andy Samberg as popstar Conner4Real…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

The story follows the superstar after very disappointing album sales. Very much a perfect place for the comedy to start, if you ask me.

I’m really hoping that this movie will be better than 7 Days In Hell (2015) – which for me, turned out to be much funnier in trailer form.

With cameos from music industry personalities and artists including Simon Cowell, Carrie Underwood and Usher, my fingers are tightly crossed.

Maybe Conner4Real can be the Derek Zoolander (2001) of the music industry. Though, perhaps sans the ‘mental challenges’ that plague the stereotypical male model; or not. It doesn’t really matter as long as it’s funny.

Popstar – Never Stop Never Stopping Release Dates: June 3rd, 2016 (US & CAN); August 26th, 2016 (UK) …

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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

Ghostbusters (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon
Ghostbusters (2016), Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon

A proper trailer has finally arrived for the Ghostbuster reboot. Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig are the stars…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

I enjoyed the hat, wig and glasses combo. I Also liked the delivery of the slaps and MacKinon’s yellow lensed glasses. Beyond that, I’m going to wait and see.

Is it just me or do the special effects seem rather dated?

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

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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RIO, I LOVE YOU (2014): New Trailer Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Ryan Kwanten & Harvey Keitel,

Rio, I Love You (2014), John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis
Rio, I Love You (2014), John Turturro, Vanessa Paradis

For those in love with love, I think today’s trailer might be for you. Rio, I Love You is a series of short films set in the sunny Brazilian city and brought to us by numerous talented directors including Paolo Sorrentino, John Turturro and Guillermo Arriaga…

You don’t have to be completely in love with love, or even in love with Rio, for Rio, I love You to intrigue you. You just have to want to know more about the characters presented in the this rather energising trailer. I for one, find myself very curious indeed. Thanks to the editing, music and snippets of the stories in love’s various stages and forms.

Rodrigo Santoro, Emily Mortimer, Vincent Cassel, Ryan Kwanten and John Turturro are some of the key cast.

Rio, I Love You Release Dates:

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MAGGIE’S PLAN (2015): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Julian Moore & Greta Gerwig

Maggie's Plan (2015), Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig
Maggie’s Plan (2015), Ethan Hawke, Greta Gerwig

Directed by Rebecca Miller, Maggie’s Plan stars Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke & Greta Gerwig in story that centres around a young woman who is eager to start a family on her own. The only thing is, she ends up becoming a mistress and breaking up the marriage of her professor lover and his wife (Moore)…

As you can tell from the trailer, there’s quite a lot going on. I like that Maggie’s Plan has been categorised as a comedy. Although, I don’t recall laughing, let alone smiling more than once during the trailer. The most exciting thing about this movie, for me is brilliant actress, Julianne Moore. Even more so because she’s sporting what sounds like a convincing European accent.

Travis Fimmel, Bill Hader, and Maya Rudolph make up other key supporting cast.

Maggie’s Plan Release Dates: May 20th, 2016 (US); July 8th, 2016 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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KILL YOUR FRIENDS (2015): New Trailer Starring Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein & James Corden

Kill Your Friends (2015), Nicholas Hoult
Kill Your Friends (2015), Nicholas Hoult

So far it’s clear that the latest film from Nicholas Hoult, Ed Skrein and James Corden, Kill Your Friends is at least as dark as the movie’s title suggests. I like the way the trailer is quite entertaining on it’s own, without making me strongly want to watch the actual movie…

In the event that I do decide to tune in to Kill Your Friends, it’ll be to see what Hoult does with the character more than anything else. For now, something is telling me to watch American Psycho (2000) again. There’s also a desire in me to dance around like a crazy person after hearing the party music in this trailer.

Rosanna Arquette, Tom Riley and Georgia King also star.

Kill Your Friends Release Dates

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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GRANDMA (2015): For The Comedy & No Nonsense Grandmother

Grandma (2015),  Julia Garner, Lily Tomlin,
Grandma (2015), Julia Garner, Lily Tomlin,

Written and directed by Paul Weitz, Grandma is a comedy/ drama that follows a troubled, no nonsense grandmother played by Lily Tomlin, as she tries to help her teenage granddaughter with a time-sensitive personal crisis.

Also starring Nat Wolff, Judy Greer, Julia Garner and Marcia Gay Harden, I enjoyed this movie as a well written and acted production. A lot of the humour comes from Tomlin’s troubled and acerbic grandma character plus the encounters she has with people. People including her family, strangers and friends.

By the end, I found myself thinking about whether the so-called ‘great mother / daughter relationship’ is actually a myth. My conclusion is that nothing is perfect. Families face challenging times together and they make a decision to reach a resolution or not. Some people face bigger challenges than others which can make resolutions less likely.

Watch Grandma because it’s a good movie, well paced and it will make you grateful for everyone that has ever been there for you in your time of great need, including those you didn’t even know you needed until you had them there.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS (2016): New Trailer From Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant & Simon Helberg

Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Meryl Streep
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016), Meryl Streep

In today’s new trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins, Meryl Streep plays a New York Heiress with a terrible singing voice and dreams of becoming an opera singer…

Teaser Trailer

Full Trailer

I already like the sound of this movie because it seems like an underdog story and it’s directed by Stephen Frears, the man behind The Queen (2006) and High Fidelity (1998).

‘The lady is a lesson in courage and that’s why we love her’ _A quote I love.

Hugh grant, Simon Helberg of The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Neve Gachev and Rebecca Ferguson make up some of the key supporting cast.

Florence Foster Jenkins Release Dates: May 6th, 2016 (UK); November 25th, 2016 (GER)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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