Tag "comedy"

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   
  

Check The First Poster Art And Still From Matt O'Mahoney's BLOODY KNUCKLES

Soon to have its world premiere at Montreal's Fantasia Festival, the first poster art and still have arrived from Matt O'Mahoney's edgy comedy Bloody Knuckles and we've got your first look below.VANCOUVER, BC ­ July 8 2014 ­ BLOODY KNUCKLES,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Kevin Smith Planning TUSK Spin Off YOGA HOSERS

It would appear that Kevin Smith and Steven Soderbergh are locked into a duel to the death to see which of them can direct the most stuff after announcing a retirement from directing. Not, of course, that we're complaining about... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Rome Prepares For Invasion In ASTERIX: THE LAND OF THE GODS Teaser

Europe's popular comic character Asterix and his well-rounded sidekick Obelix is getting the CG/3D animated treatment for the first time in Asterix: The Land of the Gods (aka Astérix: Le Domaine des Dieux) from the directing team Louis Clichy and... More »
By Al Young   
  

Aubrey Plaza Is Feeling A Bit Peckish In Trailer For Zombie RomCom LIFE AFTER BETH

Beth (Aubrey Plaza) was dead but she's back now. And that's good news, right? Right? Her parents (John C Reilly and Molly Shannon) certainly want to think so, as does her bereaved boyfriend (Dane DeHaan) but ... well ... be... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Watch The Teaser For The Sundance Award Winning Comedy

A big hit when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival Justin Simien's Dear White People hits US screens October 17th and the first teaser for the public release has just arrived online, making it pretty obvious why Sundance audiences... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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