Tag Archives: Comedy

Look Who’s Talking

HE’S HIP, HE’S COOL, AND HE’S ONLY 3 MONTHS OLD. New York accountant Mollie Jensen (Kirstie Alley) becomes pregnant, but the married man she had sex with is out of the picture; maybe a childish cab driver (John Travolta) is a suitable replacement? One of the director’s biggest commercial hits was also a comeback for … Continue reading Look Who’s Talking

Hocus Pocus

IT’S JUST A BUNCH OF HOCUS POCUS. During Halloween, a teenager (Omri Katz) in Salem, Massachusetts resurrects by accident three wicked witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who have been dead for 300 years… At the time of its premiere, neither critics nor audiences cared much for this fantasy/horror comedy, but it has … Continue reading Hocus Pocus

Ocean’s Eight

EVERY CON HAS ITS PROS. Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) is released from prison and assembles a gang that will steal a valuable necklace during the Met gala. One decade after Ocean’s Thirteen came this spin-off featuring a fabulous lineup of women. The movie may lack Steven Soderbergh’s touch, but is an improvement on … Continue reading Ocean’s Eight

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

STARRING JENNIFER SAUNDERS, JOANNA LUMLEY AND NAMES, NAMES, NAMES, DARLING! PR agent Edina Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) accidentally pushes Kate Moss into the Thames; when the model is presumed dead national outrage forces Edina and the ever loyal Patsy (Joanna Lumley) to go into hiding. The classic 1990s sitcom returns for a glorious cinematic send-off. The … Continue reading Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

The Favourite: All the Queen’s Women

During the PR campaign for this film, Rachel Weisz called it ”a funnier, sex-driven All About Eve”. Is there a better way to describe it? Hardly. There have been irreverent cinematic takes on the British royal family before, including The Madness of King George (1994), but this one perfectly illustrates the danger and insecurity of … Continue reading The Favourite: All the Queen’s Women

The Princess Switch

After arriving in the kingdom of Belgravia to take part in a pastry competition, Stacy De Novo (Vanessa Hudgens) discovers that the duchess who’s about to marry the prince (Sam Palladio) looks exactly like her… Another one of Netflix’s ridiculous Yuletide productions, set in yet another sugary fairytale country where everyone has a British accent … Continue reading The Princess Switch