Tag "comedy"

Review: VACATION Is A Trip Worth Taking

Vacation, a continuation of sorts from the series of National Lampoon associated flicks from the 80s and 90s, is far better than it has any right to be. The trailer, for one, looked appalling - a series of hackneyed jokes... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Wizard Stranded On The Streets Of Toronto. Check Out The RIFTWORLD CHRONICLES Trailer!

Dollhouse star Tahmoh Penikett takes up his cloak and staff but sadly loses his magical powers whilst roaming the streets of Toronto in upcoming CBC backed fantasy web series Riftworld Chronicles. And sadly it turns out that Canada is a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

GHOST SHARK 2: URBAN JAWS - Kiwi Indie Horror Comedy Comes To VOD

Great news for fans of spectral selachimorpha and independent filmmaking everywhere, as New Zealand filmmakers Andrew Todd and Johnny Hall's debut feature Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws is set to hit worldwide VOD on 1st July, via their official website.A... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: THE LITTLE DEATH, A Cheeky, Cracking Australian Comedy

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 »
  

Review: TED 2 Boasts Few Laughs In Awkward Mix Of Lewd Humor And Classic Drama

Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg team up once again for Ted 2, an outing that is just as bawdy as its hit predecessor, but more scattershot, even by the standards of the mind who brought us Family Guy. Ted 2... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Review: INFINITELY POLAR BEAR Blows Hot And Cold

Proof that fine actors giving strong performances are not always enough to save a movie, Maya Forbes' Infinitely Polar Bear seems too preoccupied with its 70s period setting and zany family antics to pay more than vague lip service to... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TURBO KID: Watch The Full Trailer Now!

Anouk Whissell, François Simard and Yoann-Karl Whissel's cult hit Turbo Kid - a selection at Sundance and audience award winner at SXSW - hits US screens on August 28th and that can only mean one thing: A new trailer. A... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: LIVE FROM NEW YORK! Chronicles SNL... Again

Saturday Night Live doesn't exactly have a stellar track record when it comes to the big screen. Unfortunately, the new SNL retrospective Live from New York! Is only a marginal improvement to the average. There's the old saying, "comedy is... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Sex! Violence! Beards! Welcome To THE WENDY EFFECT!

Something has disturbed the balance of power in Oslo's underworld and that something may very well be the perhaps-slightly-too-popular prostitute Wendy. And with things getting increasingly out of control there's a fighting chance that only the bearded will survive.In any... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DOOMSDAYS: Check An Exclusive Clip From The Indie Comedy

Director Eddie Mullins won a lot of love on the festival circuit for his indie pre-apocalyptic comedy Doomsdays and with the film and with the film having launched its limited theatrical run and now available on VOD we've got an... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Trailer: Van Damme Gets Tasty In Chinese Superhero Comedy JIAN BING MAN

The muscles from Brussels, Jean-Claude Van Damme returns to China, to play a supporting role in Da Peng's superhero comedy Jian Bing Man...literally translated as "Pancake Man".The film is being lined up for a big summer release in the mainland,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Four Minutes Of Madness And Arterial Spray In The SKY SHARKS Promo! Help Make The Ultimate Zombies Riding Flying Sharks Movie!

I am often suspicious of claims made in marketing materials. Because, you know, those guys get paid to lie on a regular basis. But when the creators of Sky Sharks describe their film as 'The Ultimate Zombies Riding Flying Sharks... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Simon Pegg! Monty Python! Robin Williams! It's The Trailer For Terry Jones' ABSOLUTELY ANYTHING!

Terry Jones has gone and gotten the Monty Python gang back together - along with a couple of notable outside additions- for his latest directorial effort and after a long wait the first trailer for his Absolutely Anything has finally... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS: Take A Trip To The Hotel California In This Exclusive Clip

Kris Elgstrand's TIFF-selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins the Toronto leg of its public release tomorrow night at the Carlton Cinemas - with the director hosting an evening of alcohol fueled, audience participation songs they... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To The Premiere Screening Of Kris Elgstrand's SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS And Sing Along!

Hey, Toronto! Here's a little something fun for you! Kris Elgstrand's quirky, TIFF selected musical comedy Songs She Wrote About People She Knows begins its public release today in Vancouver before heading to Toronto's Carlton Cinemas on May 1st, where... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Love And Robots In Finland With LOVEMILLA

It's just another young romance in Teemu Nikki's Lovemilla except that, you know, Milla's alcoholic parents have turned into zombies and her boyfriend has spent all the money they were saving to move out to have himself robotically augmented. And... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Van Warmerdam's SCHNEIDER VS BAX

Following the international success of his most recent effort, Borgman, expectations are running high for Dutch director Alex van Warmerdam's upcoming Schneider vs Bax. the veteran helmer has fused arthouse impulses with a wickedly dark sense of humor throughout his... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

COMIC 8: CASINO KINGS Trailer Spoofs On THE RAID, HUNGER GAMES With A Big Ass Croc Thrown Into The Mix ...

Like most - I suspect - outside of Indonesia, I have never had the chance to see the original Indonesian comedy Comic 8. But based on the trailer for Anggy Umbara's upcoming sequel Comic 8: Casino Kings I really, really... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Fear The Gourd In Fantastic Creature Short EVIL NATURE

Heads up, creature feature fans, because director Darin Beckstead is brewing up a little something special with Evil Nature. Enlisting the help of the practical FX wizards behind James Gunn's Slither with VFX work by Walt Jones - he's only... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

It Comes From Space To Suck Your Blood! Do You Dare Brave The Horrors Of INSECTULA?

It came from space! And it will suck your blood! Behold the terrors of Mike Peterson's Isectula in this exclusive trailer!Peterson and company are eschewing traditional distribution with this one and bringing the film straight to the audience with DVDs,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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