Comedy

Get Him To The Greek, a DVD review

Get Him To The Greek, a DVD review

In the last year Russell Brand has been propelled from a funny and slightly odd UK serial shagger to an A-list movie star with a super-famous pop star wife. How has this happened you may ask? We're not sure and judging by Get Him To The Greek, no one has stopped the whirlwind he's caught up in to check if he can...

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Burke and Hare: A Review

Burke and Hare: A Review

Fairly morbid comedy is something of a speciality for director John Landis, and in re-telling the true story of the Burke and Hare murders, he gets to indulge in exactly what he does best. It might be almost thirty years since Landis' iconic horror-comedy, An American Werewolf in London, but with Simon...

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Mr Nice Spy: Chuck Season 3 reviewed

Mr Nice Spy: Chuck Season 3 reviewed

Chuck Season 3 didn’t exactly start the way many people wanted it to; they wanted to start the season the same way Season 2 finished, writes Thomas Whitton for TRF, with lots of energy and with the main characters, Chuck and Sarah, together. The writers had other plans: they decided to slow things down a...

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Review: Made in Dagenham

Review: Made in Dagenham

The timing couldn’t have been better - just as the chilly weather has started to kick in, we’ve been given this winter-warmer of a film, from Calendar Girls director, Nigel Cole. Made in Dagenham is the story of how a 1968 strike, which started at the Ford assembly plant in Dagenham, ended with the...

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Russell Brand rocks his way across the Atlantic

For his new film Get Him to the Greek Russell Brand is once more starring as Aldous Snow, the rock star first seen in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The new movie isn't exactly a sequel, but is being sold as a spin-off from Forgetting Sarah Marshall Jonah Hill (above left) plays Aaron Green, a young music intern...

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The Men Who Stare At Goats

The Men Who Stare At Goats

Despite a cryptic title, and an even stranger trailer that reveals nothing about the content of the film, Grant Heslov’s second film ‘The Men Who Stare At Goats’ is an unexpected comedy gem. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by UK journalist Jon Ronson, the start of the film introduces...

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Zombieland

Zombieland

The scenario may sound familiar: the Earth’s population has been decimated by a virus that turns nearly everyone into flesh-eating zombies. Yes, the zombie genre has certainly been overdone in recent years, but while ‘Zombieland’ isn’t exactly original, the film certainly shouldn’t leave you feeling...

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UP

UP

It was definitely a first to be moved to tears and then to hoots of laughter all within the first five minutes of a film. A sure-fire sign that the latest in animation from Pixar is a cinematic treat for viewers both big and small. ‘Up’ tells the story of a boy’s journey through life to old age,...

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The Hangover

The Hangover

Not since Nic Cage drained the dregs of his hipflask in Leaving Las Vegas has so much booze been sunk in Nevada's Sin City... Todd Phillips last brought the laughs courtesy of middle-aged foolery in Old School but the beer bongs are ditched for some harder stuff as a bachelor posse (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and...

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The Bucket List

Carter Chambers (Morgan Freeman) is a mechanic who is told by the hospital that he has Cancer. Edward Cole (Jack Nicholson) is a billionaire that runs Hospitals "not Health Clubs" and after coughing up some blood goes for tests and also is told he has Cancer. They both end up in the same room as each other in one...

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