Tag "comedy"

KLOWN FOREVER Picked Up For U.S. By Drafthouse Films

As announced by Tim League at Fantastic Fest last night, Drafthouse Films has acquired the Danish comedy Klown Forever for U.S. distribution. The company also distributed the original Klown several years ago as well as the Danish television series of... More »
By Peter Martin   

THE GLORIOUS WORKS OF G.F. ZWAEN: Watch The Trailer For PLAN C Director's Latest

Dutch writer-director Max Porcelijn has become a great favorite here at Twitch, his blend of dark humor, rich characters and sly subversion of genre principles inviting comparison to the likes of the Coen Brothers. His debut feature, Plan C, won... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: AMERICAN ULTRA, Ultra Violent Yet Ultra Forgettable

We've seen a lot of Americans at the movies in the past decade or so. American Beauty, American Sniper, American Gangster, American Movie, American Hardcore, American Pie - the list goes on and on. It's been a veritable melting pot... More »
By Jim Tudor   

Review: JOURNEY TO ROME, Imaginary Embroidery Reigns Over Spiritual Comedy

One of the most common mistakes of filmmaking neophytes is an adamant effort to ram a wagon of ideas into their first outing even at the cost of crippling the final result. The credo, 'I am doing a big film... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

Review: THE GREEDY TIFFANY, A Feat In Czech Genre Production

Genre production does not really thrive in Czech Republic. The contrary seems to be the case, and it appears to be rather an endangered species. This year saw the release of two horror films of the same breed (found footage). While... More »
By Martin Kudlac   

MY BIG NIGHT: Watch The Trailer For De La Iglesia's Latest!

Spain's manic cinematic master, Alex de la Iglesia, returns with what promises to be an anarchic, madcap comedy in My Big Night (Mi Gran Noche) and with the film freshly announced to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the... More »
By Todd Brown   

I'M YOU, DICKHEAD: Watch The Time Looping Comedy Short

Men will do ridiculous things to get laid, a fact that Australia's Lucas Testro plays to great effect in his hilarious scifi comedy short film, I'm You, Dickhead. Having trouble getting some in the present? No problem, just travel back... More »
By Todd Brown   

POPOZ: New Kid Huub Smit Stars In The Dutch Cop Comedy

You could call Dutch cop comedy Popoz a regional response to the Jump Street films and not be too far off, though I have a hunch you'd be selling it just a touch short by doing so. Directed by Martijn... More »
By Todd Brown   

Review: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE, An Absolute Delight

Aardman Studios return to the big screen in cracking form with another rip-roaring roller coaster of action, smart humour and lovable characters. Shaun The Sheep Movie promises to delight fans of all ages, and long-time aficionados of the studio's signature... More »
By James Marsh   

Watch The Ultra Slick Trailer For Malaysian Action POLIS EVO

Malaysia has been steadily upping their game when it comes to action films in recent years with a strong of glossy, high budget efforts making big waves at the local box office. And I think it's fair to say that... More »
By Todd Brown   

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   
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