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THE WILLOUGHBYS (2020): New Trailer From Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Maya Rudolph, Ricky Gervais…

The Willoughbys (2020), Netflix
The Willoughbys (2020), Netflix

New animated comedy The Willoughbys is all about four children who are dissatisfied with their parents.

Convinced they’d be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on vacation. And so begins their own high-flying adventure to find the true meaning of family.

Directed by Kris Pearn, Cory Evans and Rob Lodermeier; The Willoughbys stars Will Forte, Martin Short, Alessia Cara, Ricky Gervais…

Considering that I’ve never read the books on which The Willoughbys is based, I kind of want to know in which way the children get a happy ending.

The only thing is, I wonder how long it’ll take for me to get comfortable with the severe pointedness of all their seriously sharp noses.

Jane Krakowski, Terry Crews, Seán Cullen, Shannon Chan-Kent, Rebecca Husain, Robyn Ross and Cristina Rosato also star.

The Willoughbys Release Dates: April 22nd, 2020 (US)…

Happy Film Loving

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AFTER LIFE (2019): New Trailer From Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, Ashley Jensen…

After Life (2019), Ricky Gervais, Netflix
After Life (2019), Ricky Gervais, Netflix

After Life is a new Netflix comedy starring Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, Tom Basden, and Ashley Jensen.

It is the story of Tony, a widower whose wife’s sudden passing catapults him into a new way of being; saying and doing exactly as he pleases…

I’m a Gervais fan and The Office is good but my favourite Gervais series is definitely Extras. Derek is great too except for the fact that it made me cry very big tears which is contrary to what I expected would happen.

After Life definitely looks very promising and funny. I just hope that it won’t induce too many tears since staying hydrated can be hard work, you understand.

Paul Kaye, Tony Way, Mandeep Dhillon, Jo Hartley and Diane Morgan also star.

After Life Release Dates: March 8th, 2019 (UK)…

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DAVID BRENT – LIFE ON THE ROAD (2016): The Thing I Liked…

David Brent - Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais
David Brent – Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais

In David Brent – Life On The Road, Ricky Gervais is back as everyone’s favourite ‘office idiot’ – except that this time, Brent has largely left the office behind in exchange for life on the road as a wannabe rock star. The first ten minutes of David Brent – Life On The Road is a lot like The Office, the hit TV show on which this film is based. Unfortunately though, it’s not quite as fun. I found the whole experience of this movie quite awkward and dare I say, ‘very ten years ago.’ The question of whether I felt just as awkward as the members of Brent’s band throughout most of the film is debatable but the difference is likely negligible. I’d like to say that I found the story arc of Brent’s band’s attitude towards him convincing – particularly by the end but I don’t.

David Brent - Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais
David Brent – Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais

The moments I did enjoy besides the ones in the trailer would be each time the band played a one of their funny songs. I also liked the newness that is the character played by Doc Brown.

Before the movie ended, it was quite clear that perhaps this film wasn’t really needed by fans of the The Office (the UK version) because we’d seen all that awkwardness and lack of self-awareness before – and probably executed more effectively. Still, I’m very happy for the people who are mighty glad that this film exists. I just wish that I could be one of them.

Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon, Rebecca Gethings and Rob Jarvis also star.

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DAVID BRENT – LIFE ON THE ROAD (2016): New Trailer Starring Ricky Gervais

David Brent - Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais
David Brent – Life On The Road (2016), Ricky Gervais

Anyone familiar with the hit TV show The Office, both the US and UK versions will know the great appeal of today’s trailer. Ricky Gervais, the reason both shows exist at all has  brought back everyone’s favourite ‘office idiot…’

Teaser trailer

Trailer 1

Also starring Doc Brown and Rebecca Gethings, I adore the comic brain of Gervais, so today is a great day.

David Brent: Life on the Road Release Dates: August 19th, 2016 (UK)

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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