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Tower Heist [ Hits:3237 ]
Review: There are a few things in life that I'm quite vocal about and one of those things on the top of this list is my extreme disgust for Eddie Murphy and basically all movies he has ever had a role in, with Shrek as a specific exception. This should explain why I wasn't too excited when I saw Eddie Murphy next to Ben Stiller on the movie poster of Tower Heist. Nonetheless, I put my Murphy judgements aside for 90 minutes and gave this one a proper chance. To be quite honest, it was a movie risk I'm...

Skeem [ Hits:4064 ]
Review: The caper film is one of the most difficult to pull off, but when executed in style - delivers sheer exhilaration as though you are a part of the action, committing the crime yourself as witnessed in movies like The Italian Job, Ocean's Eleven, The Sting, Catch Me If You Can and Inception. Adding comedy to the mix makes the job even more difficult, heightening the thrills and intensifying the farce to breaking point. The classic missing money, dead body, narcotics, lottery ticket or incriminat...

Take Me Home Tonight [ Hits:3295 ]
Review: Take Me Home Tonight is an '80s style comedy romance starring Topher Grace, Teresa Palmer, Dan Fogler and Anna Faris in a very low-key role. Topher Grace, best known for his lead role in That '70s Show, does what he does best... playing the nice guy who doesn't want to finish last. He's a good-looking manboy, so why doesn't he deserve a shot at love in acne-free later life. When his sister's boyfriend holds a much-anticipated house party, Matt (Grace) takes a shot at Tori (Palmer), his high scho...

The Change-Up [ Hits:3538 ]
Review: Have you ever wished you could be someone else for a day, a week, a lifetime? The Change-Up will give you a couple of good reasons to stop doing that in the body-swap movie to rule them all... starring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds. This is not a Disney movie folks, in fact, it's what the Farrelly brothers were envisioning for Hall Pass, which tried to blend the worst of bachelor humour with the best of suburban family values. Oh, there are one or two Hallmark moments in all of the fiasco - bu...

Friends with Benefits [ Hits:3419 ]
Review: Friends with Benefits stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, two up-and-coming Hollywood starlets. Timberlake's musical career launched him into fame and he's made a strong transition into film with roles in David Fincher's critically acclaimed, The Social Network and other movies like Bad Teacher and In Time. Mila Kunis has had a similar trajectory, taking a role in That 70's Show and propelling herself into film acting with an equally impressive turn in Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan, with app...

Bad Teacher [ Hits:3922 ]
Review: Cameron Diaz moved from modeling to acting, starring opposite Jim Carrey in The Mask, followed by her role in the Farrelly brothers jaw-dropping There's Something About Mary, flickering between comedy and romance in the 2000s - ever the sweet and fun-loving angel. Now she's decided to flirt with danger, doing a complete 180 degree turn on her Hollywood persona to deliver something edgier, nastier and unexpected.Just like Jennifer Aniston's role as a dentist, sexual deviant and evil temptress in ...

Crazy, Stupid, Love. [ Hits:3836 ]
Review: Love is a complicated emotion. Something that humans seem to grapple with most of their lives. We're born with a yearning for something that transcends this earthly experience. For most people it's that elusive soul mate, a higher power or worse... money. It's why human nature is so fascinating and compels film-makers to continue making films about this human condition.Look at just about any movie and at some level, superficial or soulful... you'll find the theme of love. No wonder Richard Curti...

Zookeeper [ Hits:3806 ]
Review: It's like Kevin James is Adam Sandler's fall guy. He's part of the Happy Madison team and generally takes on the roles that Adam Sandler finds a bit too close to call - the sort of over-the-top comedy fare that Will Ferrell would usually thrive in. Both are funny, likable guys. Sandler works the charm and angry scenes to perfection, while James licks the schtick and let's face it, Wayne Knight was right, fat guys doing superhuman fat guy things... funny! In Zookeeper, Kevin James stars as... a s...

Horrible Bosses [ Hits:4733 ]
Review:   It's not very often that I go the trouble of watching a comedy at the cines, but when I saw the trailer for Horrible Bosses about a month ago, I convinced myself to make an exception. Why? I suspect it was because of the expectation set by the formidable, but unlikely comedic cast that includes Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Collin Farrell. Still, I was quite a bit sceptical about how this would all play out...In the end, I was delighted to find myself thoroughly entertained, as the weird...

Win Win [ Hits:3686 ]
Review: Chicanery was one of those special words that manage to elude until this reviewer watched Win Win, a new Paul... err, Thomas... err, comedy drama starring Paul Giamatti, directed by Thomas McCarthy. In case the word has slipped past you too, it's the use of trickery to achieve a political, financial or legal purpose.Win Win is the poster child for chicanery, as this offbeat comedy tells the story of Mike Flaherty (Giamatti), a small-time lawyer who uses the opportunity to be an old man's legal g...

Bridesmaids [ Hits:5134 ]
Review: FACT: Every little girl that's ever wanted a Barbie also wanted a dream wedding. The whole concept of dressing something up is a rite of passage... it's Mommy saying you're old enough to dress yourself up princess. How else do you substitute a dummy, than by plugging a Barbie doll in there instead? Growing up can be tough on a little girl... especially when all the differences kick in. "But I don't want to shave my legs... but he's got more ice-cream than me... I don't want to be the flower girl...

The Hangover Part II [ Hits:5256 ]
Review: *Spot the difference* The Hangover Part II is the ultimate bachelor party, wedding jitters, road trip splurge in Bangkok. This is a guy’s movie that toes the line with raunchy humour from screenwriters Craig Mazin, Scot Armstrong and Todd Phillips, director of Due Date. You’ve got the comedy and camaraderie of City Slickers shared between Stu (Ed Helms), the groom-to-be and his three groomsmen: Phil (Bradley Cooper), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha). If you loved it when...

Arthur [ Hits:3940 ]
Review: What ever happened to the old adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”? The original Arthur is a Dudley Moore comedy classic with that hauntingly beautiful theme tune, Arthur’s Theme by Christopher Cross. So why spoil it by camping things up with Russell Brand? As a stand-alone movie, the new Arthur is lightly amusing, playful, upbeat and fun at best. However, when a movie tries to capture the essence of an original – a fairy dies. That fairy is Russell Brand, who while entertaining...

Just Go With It [ Hits:5935 ]
Review: Just Go With It is more than just a movie title, it's advice for the audience. After a 20-something year friendship between Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston - they finally get to do a movie together! Now it could have been because they aren't a natural on-screen match or perhaps Aniston has exhausted every other leading man option. She's been blazing through films, racking up an impressive list of romantic co-leads and you could say... it was bound to happen sometime.Adam Sandler has also been ...

The Dilemma [ Hits:3417 ]
Review: The Dilemma grapples with that insider knowledge that leaves people in a state of flux. Seeing his best friend's wife cheating, Ronny Valentine (Vaughn) decides to assume the role of mediator. Geneva (Ryder), has been seeing someone on the side and it's eating Ronny up. He can't just sit back and let Nick's (James) marriage fall apart as the guy sweats it out night and day in an attempt to deliver the goods for a project that could make or break them.Ronny's doing okay... trying to keep Nick mot...

Morning Glory [ Hits:3559 ]
Review: (What's the Story) Morning Glory? was an Oasis album toting the smash hit, Wonderwall. Morning Glory: What's the Story? is a movie starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Lane. The "clever" reworking of the Oasis album title makes a much more interesting title than Daybreak, which is the actual name of the morning show concerned in Morning Glory. There was a morning show called Morning Glory on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, but it only lasted 2 weeks. The term references a number of ...

Easy A [ Hits:5277 ]
Review: Temptress, tart, floozy, flirt, cheap, tramp, harlot, trollop, easy, ho'... are just some of the endearing terms you'll hear being thrown around the playground these days. Pubescent promiscuity is nothing new - think back to that adult movie Kids or a little further back to Sodom and Gomorrah. A high school reputation is built almost entirely on the sports field for guys, in the girl's locker room for girls or behind the scoreboard for both. It's that awkward age when everyone's waiting for the ...

Due Date [ Hits:3665 ]
Review: Due Date is delivered to screen by Todd Phillips, who is the quintessential frat house comedy director with The Hangover, Road Trip, Old School under his belt and The Hangover Part II in the works. If it were a baby, it'd be a poison dwarf: bearded, brutally funny and pretty darn ugly. However, that's not all Zach Galifianakis's fault, no - we've also got to give Robert Downey Jr. some of the credit/blame. The comedy pairing are some of Hollywood's hottest property right now with Downey Jr. ripp...

Cyrus [ 2010 ] [ Hits:3570 ]
Review: Cyrus is a dramedy by the Duplass brothers, who directed the critically acclaimed The Puffy Chair. The first thing you'll notice about this indie comedy is the cast, who are direct from Hollywood. These prickly slice-of-life comedies have cemented themselves in the independent circuit, boasting a mainstream cast with sharp, original writing and more flexible stories. The cast raise the status of the film, while they get the nod and credibility of not simply doing it for the bucks... a win-win fo...

Four Lions [ 2010 ] [ Hits:4242 ]
Review: Terrorism and comedy... seem worlds apart in the news. When the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center took place, everyone froze in front of their TV screens as headlines called it a catalyst for World War III. Zeitgeist, a viral conspiracy theory film, raised questions as to some of the unanswered questions and slowly the news story reached a natural conclusion as the hunt for Osama Bin Laden continued in vain. Seems like yesterday, but it was almost a decade ago and many have ventur...

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