Comedy

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates – Review

If there’s any movie this summer that can only be enjoyed by those who know what they’re getting into, it’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates. If you’re expecting something particularly intelligent, you’re pretty much out of luck. And if for whatever reason you expect wholesome family fun, then I...

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The Lobster – Review

There are a few key questions at the heart of The Lobster. How far would you go to find love? Do you really need to find love? What does it mean to make a connection with someone? These are fairly traditional topics in romance dramas and comedies (rest assured, The Lobster is both). But there’s one more...

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The Stag – review

The Stag – review

Irish film The Stag tries to give the well-worn stag do genre (or bachelor weekend genre in the USA) a twist, but in most respects follows tried and tested methods. Whatever its faults, I found myself laughing out loud quite a lot. The idea is that Fionnan (Hugh O'Connor) is a 'metrosexual man', too...

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Review

I make no secret of my love for animation and there have been many spirited debates around the office about the merits of Classic Disney versus Pixar. DreamWorks, the studio behind Shrek, has had a fair few duds in recent years but the How To Train Your Dragon franchise is not one of them. The latest film in the...

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The Woody Allen Library

The Woody Allen Library

Woody Allen's career has lasted an age. He started selling jokes while still at school and has written and directed a film every year since 1982 (yes, there is one in the pipeline for next year). So, calling this collection The Woody Allen Library is a little misleading as it 'only' covers seven of the films he...

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Hobson’s Choice – 60th Anniversary Blu Ray edition

Hobson’s Choice – 60th Anniversary Blu Ray edition

Hobson's Choice was David Lean's 10th film and one of his last that focused on a domestic set-up, before he started making widescreen epics. The film is a little unusual in being one of only two of the director's comedies. It's a shame he only made a couple as it really is funny. The puffed up,...

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Sullivan’s Travels – Arrow Blu Ray review

Sullivan’s Travels – Arrow Blu Ray review

When Sullivan's Travels was released in the USA in December 1941 the New York Times called it "the most brilliant picture yet this year". That's saying something considering Citizen Kane had come out in September. The pictures is still brilliant and can now be seen on glorious Blu Ray for the first time in the...

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Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Review

Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return – Review

Following on from the classic tale The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Signature Entertainment have brought to life a feature-length musical animated adventure that gets off to a shaky start, but ultimately won this reviewer over. Want to know what happened after Dorothy Gale returned to Kansas? You'll find out in...

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We Are The Freaks – Review

We Are The Freaks – Review

Just last week the 10th anniversary of the noughties teen movie, Mean Girls, was celebrated all over social media to the annoyance of those who despise the genre. So it seems fairly fitting that We Are The Freaks, the surreal and anarchic anti-teen British comedy is released on DVD shortly after. Unlike your...

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Khumba – Review

Khumba – Review

What makes a good animated film? High quality graphics, a solid plot, engaging characters and the odd animal thrown in to please the little ones in the audience. Khumba, a South African computer-animated comedy adventure has been crafted by Triggerfish Animation Studios to be a modern feature animation box...

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