Tag "comedy"

Review: HOUSEBOUND Merrily Chops Its Way Through Horror-Movie Tropes

If looks could kill, Kylie would be on death row. In Gerard Johnstone's deadpan, diabolical, and haunted thriller Housebound, Kylie (Morgana O'Reilly) is an angry, insolent young woman, full of piss and vinegar, so when she's convicted of a crime... More »
  

Watch The US Trailer For Antonio Tublen's LFO

Antonio Tublen's Swedish microbudget scifi picture LFO was something of a dynamo on the festival circuit, punching way way above its weight as it won raves for its dark comedy, strong performances and clever script. And now US audiences are... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Be Charmed By The Trailer For Malaysian Quasi-SciFi Comedy NOVA (TERBAIK DARI LANGIT)

It was just last year that we first came across the work of Malaysia's Nik Amir Mustapha and we immediately knew that he was one of us. The occasion was his debut film, a genre mashing drama titled Kil that... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Watch The New Trailer For Onur Tukel's SUMMER OF BLOOD

Imiagine, if you will, a hipster vampire comedy as directed by Woody Allen. What you're imagining right now is likely not particularly unlike what writer-director Onur Tukel has created with his Tribeca hit Summer Of Blood.Writer/director Onur Tukel turns in... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TV Review: SCROTAL RECALL S1E1, ABIGAIL Delivers A Hysterical And Surprisingly Earnest Take On Modern Relationships

Dylan has a problem. Young and earnest, a believer in true love and all of those things, Dylan is the sort of young man that you'd love to bring home to mom. But if you did you'd also be bringing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For THE MULE Gets It Right Up In There

It all comes down to a battle of wills in The Mule, the Australian drug comedy written by and starring Leigh Whannell and Angus Sampson with Sampson (who also directs) in the title role as a drug mule with half... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: MEETING DR. SUN, A Playfully Poignant Coming-Of-Age Heist Flick

Yee Chih-yen, Taiwanese director of the much-celebrated Blue Gate Crossing, delivers a heartfelt, humorous and poignant coming of age story in Meeting Dr. Sun. Part high school drama, part adventurous heist flick, the film follows impoverished high-schooler Lefty (Zhan Huai-yun),... More »
  

Toronto 2014 Review: THE LITTLE DEATH, Kinky, Tragic, Hilarious

Josh Lawson is a charming and cheeky fellow. His goofiness on screen and well-mannered presence has permeated execrable dross from Australia and made it watchable. His painful turn as Doug, the loser partner in Showtime's black comedy series House of... More »
  

WTF? Chapman To Is A Horny Time-Travelling Pilot In Wong Jing's FLIRTING IN THE AIR

Chapman To and Dada Chan are reunited onscreen in another raunchy comedy, this time set in the world of playboy airline pilots and sexy stewardesses - that is until Captain Cool (To) and his wingmen are transported back in time... More »
  

Watch A Clip From Joe Dante's Rom-Zom-Com BURYING THE EX

What's this? A clip from a new Joe Dante horror comedy? Well, yes please, though it should be said that I'm somewhat of two minds on Burying The Ex. On the one hand, it's new Joe Dante and any new... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Delectably Dark And Drily Hilarious Trailer For Roy Andersson's A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Confession time: I have never seen a film by Roy Andersson. And clearly this needs to change because if his work is anything at all like the drily hysterical trailer for his Venice and Toronto selection A Pigeon Sat On... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Overweight Jockey Turns To Crime In Norwegian Comedy CHASING BERLUSCONI

Norwegian director Ole Endresen knows what he likes. And what he likes are drily absurd comedies of fringe players in fringe sports driven to extremes as they are pushed ever farther to the fringes of polite society. Endresen had a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS: Watch The Teaser For The Toronto Selected Musical Comedy

I have a habit of singing pointless, made up songs about random things happening around me. Ask The Boy about it if you want, it drives him crazy. Which is part of why I do it - and do it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

THE EDITOR: Astron-6 Lay On The Blood With The Teaser For Their Toronto Selected Giallo Comedy

They've gone from a group of friends making fake trailers for movies that never existed to clashing with Troma to now launching their latest feature film - giallo comedy The Editor - on one of the biggest stages in the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The WONDERBROTHERS Need A Miracle In the Charming First Trailer

Meet the Wonderbrothers (Wonderbroeders), a quintet of Dutch priest who - it must be said - are not particularly good at priestly things. Unless, of course, you consider the age old traditions of brewing beer and then drinking said beer... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The DEAD HEARTS Keep Beating In Trailer For Whimsical Horror Short

Ah, to be young, a mortician and in love. Such is the case in writer-director Stephen W. Martin's short film Dead Hearts and it would appear he's got quite the charmer on his hands.Dead Hearts is a whimsical, gothic bedtime... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Ning Hao Gets His Apatow On With New Comedy BREAKUP BUDDIES

Chinese director Ning Hao has won a legion of fans at home - and a decent sized cult around the globe - thanks to his quirky sense of humor, an element typically woven into stories based in other genres, and... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: SEX TAPE, A Comedy Strained To The Breaking Point

Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel look good naked. This is an important plot point in Sex Tape, so please pay attention to their naked bodies, especially when they are having sex or trying to have sex. When they meet in... More »
  

THE MASTER CLEANSE: Anna Friel, Oliver Platt And More Join Fantasy Horror Comedy

Production on The Master Cleanse, a fantasy horror-comedy from debut writer/director Bobby Miller, got underway in Vancouver, Canada last week, with the addition of several cast members. Johnny Galacki and Anjelica Huston are toplining. New cast members include Anna Friel... More »
  

Drily Hilarious Trailer For Polish Black Comedy KEBAB & HOROSCOPE

When you think of Polish cinema chances are that comedy is not the first thing that comes to your mind. But writer-director Grzegorz Jaroszuk has hoping to change that with his debut feature, the Karlovy Vary selected black comedy Kebab... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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