Category Archives: Comedy

The Guard (2011, 96 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

Entertaining if uneven comedy with a great performance from Brendan Gleeson. He plays Gerry Boyle, an extremely politically incorrect, foul-mouthed Irish cop in a small town in County Galway who has little use for following by the book procedure when … Continue reading

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Beginners (2010, 105 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

Pretty well done comedy/drama that isn’t breaking any new ground but is well presented, elevating it a bit above the average entry in the genre. The word is overused with these types of movie, but it’s definitely in the “quirky” … Continue reading

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Red State (2011, 88 minutes, Rated R) 3 out of 5 stars

Inconsistent and ultimately mediocre genre-mishmash from Kevin Smith. Travis (Michael Angarano), Jarod (Kyle Gallner), and Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) are 3 high school buddies in an unnamed southern state. Early on we see a religious cult, The Five-Pointers (led by Abin … Continue reading

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Terri (2011, 105 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

Fairly enjoyable if not a must-see. Jacob Wysocki plays the titular Terri, an obese, awkward but kindhearted 15-year old trying to navigate the difficulties of both high school and a non-traditional family life. He struggles with each, leading the principal … Continue reading

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Submarine (2010, 97 minutes, Rated R) 5 stars out of 5

Highly recommended. Hilarious and just one of those movies that makes you happy. Boiled down, it’s a coming of age story about a 15-year old British schoolboy, Oliver Tate (Craig Roberts, who’s great here), growing up in 80s Wales. Oliver … Continue reading

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The Howling (1981, 91 minutes, Rated R) 2.5 out of 5 stars

This is one I had somehow managed to miss when I was a kid, and being a huge Joe Dante (The ‘burbs, Gremlins) fan, I was really looking forward to it. Not to mention it was co-written by John Sayles. … Continue reading

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4 Lions (2010, 93 minutes, Rated R) 3.5 out of 5 stars

4 Lions is an equally hilarious and awkward (and surely offensive, to some) comedy from British satirist Christopher Morris that follows the bumbling quest to martyrdom by what has to be the most dysfunctional Islamic terrorist cell ever. Led by … Continue reading

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