Comedy

Pervert! DVD review

Pervert! DVD review

Is there a more perfect way of showing your admiration to legendary sexploitation director Russ Meyer than with a boob-filled, gory, cheap-looking love letter? I don't think so, which is why Pervert! is so brilliant and manages to keep your mood as buoyant as the fake boobs that jostle throughout the film from...

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Your Highness – a review

Your Highness – a review

Your Highness looked so promising. The trailer was amusing, it's a mock medieval romp (which are usually enjoyable) and it has Americans pretending to be English, perfect. On top of that, there's the cast. Man of the moment James Franco, and recent Oscar winner Natalie Portman. It all sounded so good, so where...

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The weird and the wonderful: a Rubber review

The weird and the wonderful: a Rubber review

This is a film about a psychokinetic, homicidal rubber tyre. If you can take that seriously enough to watch it, you'll be rewarded. This is an amazing film. I just wanted to get that out of the way, before I continue, because for some, this movie will instantly look like mindless dross, and it's so much...

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The Truth is Out There: Paul

The Truth is Out There: Paul

Zombie killers, village policemen - Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are certainly fans of oddball protagonists. But what about two alien-obsessed comicon enthusiasts who stumble across a genuine extra-terrestrial? Let's not mess around, here - this was a hotly anticipated film for anyone who knows the work of Pegg...

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Kickin’ it old-school: The Green Hornet

Kickin’ it old-school: The Green Hornet

If you're tired of superpowers, pointless clichés and anything that hasn't got Seth Rogen in it, prepare to have your prayers answered - The Green Hornet is in town. Almost five years ago, indie film director Kevin Smith was asked at a question-and-answer session whether he'd ever direct a comic book movie....

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Soul Men: A Review

Soul Men: A Review

Soul Men is a comedy tinged with sadness which, in a way, makes you feel obliged to enjoy it. Sadly, this doesn't guarantee that you actually will. I don't mean the film itself is sad, of course. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Soul Men, is an unsubtle comedy right from the start. Its script is so desperate...

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The Night The Reindeer Died hits the small screen

The Night The Reindeer Died hits the small screen

We've made it through Christmas, but it almost didn't happen. Well, 'almost' in another dimension, one where Father Christsmas/Santa Claus gets captured by an evil toy company executive... What are we talking about? Do you remember back in early November, 2010 when we interviewed two young amateur film...

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King William: Billy Connolly Live in London 2010 review

King William: Billy Connolly Live in London 2010 review

Billy Connolly is one of the last of a dying breed. A legendary comedian, he's known around the world as Scotland's funniest man, and he's still going almost 40 years later. As someone raised partially in Glasgow and with a large Scottish family, it's hard not to feel a sort of kinship with Billy. His accent,...

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The mad professor of comedy – Ricky Gervais: Science review

The mad professor of comedy – Ricky Gervais: Science review

"If you've come here to revise for your thesis, you're f*cked." Meet Ricky Gervais. Ricky Gervais is a man of many, many talents. BAFTAs, Golden Globes, The Office, the introduction of Karl Pilkington to the world at large, Extras, Flanimals... suffice to say, he's not been a lazy comedian. Science is...

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Due Date – a review

Due Date – a review

Director Todd Phillips clearly felt that we were all due another bromance before Hangover 2 came out, so created this vaguely funny comedy to keep us interested in the mean time.  But like expectant parents, we would have been happy to wait the full nine months, for a health, bouncing... Hangover...

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