• Posts Tagged ‘Comedy’

    Keanu

    by  • May 2, 2016 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Peter Atencio Starring: Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Tiffany Haddish Rated: R for violence, language throughout, drug use and sexuality/nudity Fans of the TV show “Key & Peele” have real reason to celebrate: the comedy duo’s new film, “Keanu,” includes many of the things that made the show great. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan...

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    American Ultra

    by  • August 31, 2015 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Nima Nourizadeh Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Connie Britton, Topher Grace, Walton Goggins, John Leguizamo Rated: R for strong bloody violence, language throughout, drug use and some sexual content. There are some movies whose trailers don’t quite do them justice, and whose theater runs are all-too-short. “American Ultra” seems destined for that...

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    The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

    by  • August 25, 2015 • Movie Reviews and Features

    The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Ealasaid A. Haas Directed by: Guy Ritchie Starring: Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alici Vikander, Elizabeth Debicki Rated: Rated PG-13 for action violence, some suggestive content, and partial nudity Guy Ritchie, fresh off his Sherlock Holmes movies, continues his trend of period pieces by bringing us a new incarnation of “The...

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    The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    by  • March 9, 2015 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: John Madden Starring: Dev Patel, Tina Desai, Shazad Latif, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Ronald Pickup, Diana Hardcastle Rated: PG for some language and suggestive comments Back in 2011, moviegoers were introduced to Sonny (Dev Patel), the relentlessly optimistic Indian man with his heart set on making The Best...

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    Last Vegas

    by  • November 4, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Movies about older people are becoming more and more common as a certain population segment finds themselves aging. “Last Vegas” is the latest of this genre, a blend of jokes about aging and mild introspection about how older people should live. Like others before it, it has a fabulous cast and some good dialog,...

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    The World’s End

    by  • September 3, 2013 • Movie Reviews and Features

    Directed by: Edgar Wright Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddy Marsan, Rated: R for pervasive language including sexual references. Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright have brought us a pair of films that manage to be several things at once: “Shaun of the Dead” was a romantic comedy, a zombie movie,...

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    Sleepwalk With Me

    by  • September 4, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    First, in the interests of full disclosure: I am a huge Mike Birbiglia fan, and have been for years. His blend of self-deprecating humor and spot-on social (and occasionally political) commentary make him one of my favorite stand-up comedians working today. I've been looking forward to this movie since I first heard about it....

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    One for the Money

    by  • January 30, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    "One for the Money" seemes to be getting treated like a red-headed stepchild by its production companies -- preview screenings for critics were delayed or simply not held, and although it's a light-hearted action comedy, it's being released in the no-man's-land cinematic tundra of late January. It's a shame, because this charming little film...

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    Carnage

    by  • January 16, 2012 • Movie Reviews and Features

    "Carnage" is being billed as "a comedy of no manners," and that's it in a nutshell. When one boy hits another in the face with a stick, knocking out two of his teeth, the boys' parents meet to discuss the situation. The victim's parents, community-building Penelope (Jodie Foster) and blue-collar Michael (John C. Reilly),...

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