Stop Fussing and Laugh

Ghostbusters (2016) D: Paul Feig. DP: Rovert D. Yeoman. W: Paul Feig & Katie Dippold. Starring: Melissa McCarthy/Kristen Wiig/Kate McKinnon/Leslie Jones/Chris Hemsworth/Andy Garcia/Cecily Strong/Neil Casey/Charles Dance/Zach Woods. Nothing has caused a stir quite like this all female remake of the 1984 comedy Ghostbusters. In concept alone the new film was immediately criticized and spoofed. Will other…

Eddy & Patsy’s Final Mess

Absolutely Fabulous (2016) D: Mandi Fletcher. DP: Chris Goodger. W: Jennifer Saunders. Starring: Jennifer Saunders/Joanna Lumley/Julia Sawalha/Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness/Jane Horrocks/Robert Webb/Chris Colfer/Celie Imrie/Mark Gatniss.  A beloved British television series has now hit the big screens as Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley return as Edina and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. Having not seen a lot of…

Stuck in the Middle

 Adult Life Skills (2016) D/W: Rachel Tunnard. DP: Bet Rourich. Starring: Jodie Whittaker/Lorraine Ashbourne/Brett Goldstein/Rachael Deering/Eileen Davies/Ozzy Meyers/Edward Hogg/Alice Lowe. The next little British film that could has arrived. Adult Life Skills is now out in the UK after a promising reception at the Tribeca Film Festival. Predominately funded by British money, the film centers on Anna (Jodie…

A New Golden Duo

The Nice Guys (2016). D: Shane Black. DP: Phillippe Rousselot. W: Shane Black & Anthony Bagarozzi. Starring: Ryan Gosling/Russell Crowe/Angourie Rice/Margaret Qualley/Yaya DaCosta/Keith David/Matt Bomer/Lois Smith/Jack Kilmer/Kim Basinger. This summer a new duo has joined the streets in an original story by action genre wiz kid and Lethal Weapon creator Shane Black. Also a co-writer…

Single Mom Fever

Out in the US on July 29 and in the UK on August 19, the first trailer for the new comedy Bad Moms has dropped. Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Kathryn Hahn it is basically revenge of the non cardigan-set mothers. Written and directed by the Hangover team of Jon Lucas and…

Nothing Like This Dude

Our Idiot Brother (2011). D: Jesse Peretz. DP: Yaron Orbach. W: David Schisgall & Evgenia Peretz. Starring: Paul Rudd/Emily Mortimer/Zooey Deschanel/Elizabeth Banks/Adam Scott/Rashida Jones/Steve Coogan/Kathryn Hahn/T.J. Miller. Summer comedies have been all over the map this year. Great highs like Bridesmaids, decent highs like Crazy, Stupid, Love and lows like Horrible Bosses (let’s not forget…

This is Funny…

Crazy Stupid Love (2011). D: Glenn Ficarra & John Requa. DP: Andrew Dunn. W: Dan Fogelman. Starring: Steve Carell/Ryan Gosling/Julianne Moore/Emma Stone/Marisa Tomei/Analeigh Tipton/Jonah Bobo/Joey King/Kevin Bacon/Josh Groban. Although considered another entry in the rom-com category for the year, Crazy Stupid Love actually holds its own and gives audiences an engaging, balanced, relationship driven comedy.…