Tag: comedy

Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

January 27, 2014 | By | Reply More
Knights Of Badassdom (film review by Frank Ochieng).

The 2011 horror comedy ‘Knights Of Badassdom’s behind-the-scenes shenanigans may unintentionally rival the cheeky antics you see in front of the camera. The fact that this impish medieval fright farce is finally getting its release in 2014 after sitting on the back burners for three-plus years collecting dust in Hollywood makes for interesting speculation. The backstory as to […]

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About Time by Frank Ochieng (film review).

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
About Time by Frank Ochieng (film review).

‘About Time’ should not be considered an entirely different kind of romancer for filmmaker Richard Curtis. After all, the active movie mind behind such light-hearted and gentle comedic gems such as his directing/writing credits for ‘Love Actually’ and screenwriting for ‘Bridget Jones’ Diary’, ‘Four Weddings And A Funeral’ and ‘Notting Hill’ demonstrates that Curtis certainly […]

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In A World… by Frank Ochieng (film review).

November 9, 2013 | By | Reply More
In A World… by Frank Ochieng (film review).

The attempt to satirise certain aspects of Hollywood in the movies tends to have that certain hit-and-miss quality. Basically, one is either on the mark with precise scathing or may be overwrought with exaggeration. In filmmaker Lake Bell’s touching and affectingly quirky comedy ‘In A World…’, she demonstrates a perceptive knack for examining the off-kilter artistry […]

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The World’s End by Frank Ochieng (film review).

August 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
The World’s End by Frank Ochieng (film review).

The good news is that the savvy apocalypse comedy T’he World’s End’ is armed with the notorious wit from proven collaborators in writer-director Edgar Wright (‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’) and actor/writer Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The trio, known for their so-called ‘Cornetto Trilogy’ that includes the devilishly ditties ‘Shaun Of The Dead’ (2004) […]

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The Big Wedding (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

April 30, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Big Wedding (a film review by Frank Ochieng).

One might want to get a quickie divorce from the annoying and convoluted comedy ‘The Big Wedding’ and try and see if the reception party is worth the wait afterwards. Needlessly tired, tacky and aimlessly foolish, the nonsensical narrative strives to pull together a dysfunctional bunch and hope that the familial farce holds its own. […]

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The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

April 3, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Brass Teapot film review (Frank’s Take).

If one buys into director Ramaa Mosley’s dark and off-kilter lightweight comedy ‘The Brass Teapot’ then you are under the belief system that wacky mysticism, monetary struggles and underlying marital disillusionment are an ideal recipe for a flighty fable about how a magical teapot can manufacture dollar-making dreams in a recession-induced world. Well, the premise […]

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The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

March 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
The Croods (Frank’s Take) (film review).

Generations have grown up with one of television’s most beloved prehistoric families in ‘The Flintstones’. Well, there is no harm in making room in your heart for another familial unit from that era whose delightful dysfunction feels quite winning. In the cleverly devised caveman comedy, ‘The Croods’, audiences will embrace the quirky antics of these […]

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Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

September 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Robot & Frank (Frank’s Take).

In defining the concept of science fiction themes, the relatable consensus would probably range from the techno-titillation of CGI ecstasy, colorful creatures from exotic planets looking to threaten mankind or muscle-bound space cadets itching to conquer evil forces with advanced laser-powered weaponry. Whatever your definition of sci-fi cinema entails the ubiquitous genre is flexible enough […]

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Star Wars Detours.

August 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Wars Detours.

For those that like their Star Wars live action-stylee and believe that the Clone Wars is a step too far for the Lucas Film franchising monster, you may want to avert your delicate eyes now, for Seth Green’s Star Wars: Detours send-up is nearly upon us. We are promised that the action in the comedy […]

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