Tag "comedy"

Vampire Lothario In Bushwick! Check The Poster And Trailer For Quirky Tribeca Selected Horror Comedy SUMMER OF BLOOD

Something very odd is headed to Tribeca with Onur Tukel's Summer Of Blood. Imagine, if you will, Woody Allen as a child of the mumblecore movement making a vampire film. You are now in the correct neighborhood, at least, for... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Full Trailer For HENTAI KAMEN Director's Sentai Comedy JOSHI ZU

After releasing three features on Japanese screens  in 2013 Kids Police and Hentai Kamen director Fukuda Yuichi is showing no signs of slowing down in 2014 with another two films already scheduled for release in the first half of the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Irish Comedy THE STAG Retitled THE BACHELOR WEEKEND For US Release. Check Out The New Trailer!

Irish comedy The Stag has been retitled The Bachelor Weekend for release in the US, where it hits iTunes and VOD today from Tribeca Film. We're big, big fans of this one around here and recommend checking it out very... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Francis Ng Has A Scam With A Van In The TWO THUMBS UP Teaser

Produced by Soi Cheang (Motorway, The Monkey King) and directed by Lau Ho Leung, writer of numerous Hong Kong movies including Painted Skin and The Great Magician, Two Thumbs Up is an action comedy starring Francis Ng and Simon Yam... More »
  

Review: THE INHERITANCE 2 (Dědictví aneb kurvaseneříká) Packs A Social Satire In A Time Capsule

The year 2014 is certainly the year of sequels for Czech cinema. A beloved cult film, The Inheritance or Fuckoffguysgoodday, got a sequel (and several others are getting ready for a release), an event that only few would say will come true.... More »
  

Review: THE TENDER WAVES (Nežné vlny) Delivers Retro Maudlinism

Czech filmmaker Jiří Vejdělek has acquired the status of a successful commercial filmmaker with several domestic romantic comedies, Men in Temptation and Women in Temptation. His latest film, The Tender Waves, also falls under the niche of romantic comedy. (After a... More »
  

Review: FASTEN YOUR SEATBELT... And Enjoy The Flight

Ha Jung-woo of The Chaser and The Yellow Sea fame begins his screenwriting and directing career with Fasten Your Seatbelt, a congenial and expertly paced airborne comedy that blends lighthearted social satire with simple yet crazy-addictive humor within quite possibly... More »
  

Okinawa 2014 Review: ONE THIRD Is A Darkly Comic Crime Caper

Shinagawa Hiroshi follows up Slapstick Brothers with a fast-paced, light-on-its-feet caper that cruises on its bulging ensemble cast even when the convoluted plot threatens to combust under the weight of its myriad twists and double crosses.When gambling-addicted nightclub manager Shu... More »
  

Review: BAD WORDS Is Jason Bateman's Dark And Funny Directorial Debut

The career of Jason Batemen is rather fascinating. Rising from a sidekick on Silver Spoons early in his career, he stumbled through a number of films that his sister's sit-com sibling would pass on (including the truly egregious Teen Wolf Too). He showed... More »
  

Take To The Skies With The Trailer For DOCTOR PROCTOR'S FART POWDER!

Yes, Arild Frohlich's adaptation of Jo Nesbo's hugely popular children's book Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder hits Norwegian screens very soon and after a mock ad for the good Doctor's marquee product and a string of images from production the full... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Dark New Zealand Comedy HOUSEBOUND Visits The Loo In First Clip

Though I'm not at SXSW myself there are a small handful of titles that I'm particularly eager to see reactions from the fest going crowd on and topping that list is Gerard Johnstone's dark Kiwi comedy Housebound.Kylie Bucknell is forced... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2014 Review: NEIGHBORS Goes Directly For The Raunch

To put it bluntly, asking why things happen in Hollywood studio comedies is besides the point. It's all about getting to the funny as expeditiously and as often as possible. Neighbors, a new Hollywood studio comedy by Nicholas Stoller, quickly... More »
  

Review: THE UNI (Vejška) Awkwardly Balances Generational Manifesto And Capitalist Fairy-tale

In 2007, Czech director Tomáš Vorel sr. made a film called The Can, an adaption of the book Graffiti Rules. As the name of the source material suggests, the main motif was graffiti and hip hop subculture, something that... More »
  

Rotterdam 2014 Review: JACKY IN THE KINGDOM OF WOMEN Is Absurd, Rude And Very Funny

(Just imagine: what if Charlotte Gainsbourg had played a nymphomaniac in THIS film..!) One of the prizes to be won at the international Film Festival Rotterdam is the MovieZone Award, aimed at films which impressed the younger part of the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Score The GOAL OF THE DEAD This World Cup With The First Trailer For French Horror Comedy

Yes, kids, the undead are arriving in France and they've got a taste for footie as well as human flesh. With its release timed to take advantage of the coming World Cup, upcoming French horror comedy Goal of the Dead... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

HELLFJORD Director Patrik Syversen Is A PARTY ANIMAL

What next for Hellfjord and You Said What? director Patrik Syversen? Well, he's got a couple projects on the boil but the one we're most excited about around these parts is upcoming horror comedy Party Animal. A piece today in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: RIDE ALONG Doesn't Go Anywhere

When it comes to Ride Along, the new, unremarkable comedy starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, it's a better use of everyone's time and focus to skip any detailed breakdown of the film's failings, and simply state that the laughs... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: PLAN MAN Takes A Few Wrong Turns

The 2014 commercial Korean film calendar kicks off with Plan Man, a light and colorful romantic comedy that carries on in a straightforward manner with plenty of humor until a second half that squeezes in some subtle commentary on the... More »
  

Get Charmed With The Quirky Trailer For Swiss Romcom RECYCLING LILY

Released in Swiss cinemas back in November, Recycling Lily looks to be the sort of film that very rarely travels internationally but I really wish would: A quirky, crowd pleasing romantic comedy executed with bags of style. In many ways... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Endearing Cast Boosts Cross-Generational Comedy MISS GRANNY

Three years after making a big splash in Sunny (2011), young actress Shim Eun-kyung returns in the Lunar New Year's (Seollal) holiday crowd-pleaser Miss Granny, a film that will be looking to sate the same demand that Miracle in Cell... More »
  
 
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