Tag Archive: comedy

May 18

This Week’s Film News

LMS brings you the biggest movie industry news from the past week, in brief.

 

Vaughn and Ferrell in Daddy’s Home

Comedy stars Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell are reuniting to star in a film entitled ‘Daddy’s Home’. While very little is known about the film at this point, it is believed that Ferrell will …

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Apr 25

RED Movie Review

Bruce Willis returns for something that isn’t Die Hard, in this 2010 action movie: ‘RED’. He’s joined by a star-studded cast including Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban and Dame Helen Mirren, amongst many others. It’s set up to be a crime and action thriller, but how did it fair when it …

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Apr 16

21 Jump Street Movie Review

This 2012 comedy starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum has previously received mixed film blog reviews, from the very good to the very bad, with some clearly not finding many of the jokes to their taste. Nevertheless, being rated 15 in the UK, it is not quite rude or explicit enough to warrant …

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Mar 08

Monsters University Movie Preview

An amazing twelve years after we first saw Pixar’s Monster Inc., the prequel is set to hit our screens this summer. We know Mike and Sully will return as their younger selves in this movie, but what else can we expect to see? We did some digging to find out…

The Storyline

Naturally, the …

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Feb 25

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (25th Feb) – Sleeper

Woody Allen’s love of jazz is one of many things that made his seventies comedies so endearing. Sleeper, in particular, makes use of the style of music to get its message across, however silly. How many other films set in 2173 are there that have a score based around ragtime, trad jazz and swing?

None …

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Sep 17

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (17th Sep) – Manhattan

More Woody Allen from me this week. Manhattan was the artier, deeper, snobbier follow-up to his acclaimed Annie Hall, with a more complex plot but still one that revolved around a sexually-driven, neurotic New York screenwriter (played by Allen, again) and his relationship with a creative free-thinker (played by Diane Keaton, again). He just threw …

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Jul 24

Shows That Should Have A Movie

We all know those shows that we’d love to see as movies.  Whether it’s because they’ve pushed it as far as it can go and a movie would give it a nice conclusion. Maybe it’s just because it’s mid season and a movie would give it more presence or just because the show has …

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Jul 23

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (23rd July) – Hairspray

Hairspray

Don’t judge a book by its cover. Hairspray is a good musical with good songs. The less said about the plot, the better, but as a conscious flow of pseudo-Sixties pop songs, the film really hits the nail on the head. It’s interesting to note that this, the 2007 Hairspray movie, was adapted from a …

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Jul 16

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (16th July) – Adaptation

Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald, both played by Nicholas Cage

Charlie Kaufman’s sophomore effort was the confusing yet masterful meta-movie Adaptation, released in 2002. Nic Cage plays Kaufman himself, a troubled screenwriter whose futile attempts to adapt the book The Orchid Thief into a Hollywood movie result in him changing the screenplay so that the film is actually about the difficulties of writing the screenplay. …

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Jun 18

Matt’s Film Soundtrack of the Week (18th June) – Love & Death

Death, dressed in white

Two of my favourite things come together in this movie; Romantic-era Russian music and Woody Allen. Love & Death is a seventies satire on 18th century czarist Russia, full of glaring anachronisms, Napoleonic assassination plots and ridiculous philosophical debates, all rich fields for Allen’s surreal comedy (as well as an abundance of sexual innuendo that rivals …

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