Tag Archives: Comedy

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

THE UNIVERSE IS EXPANDING. Big changes are coming in the Lego universe, as Duplo invaders keep terrorizing Bricksburg; Emmett and Lucy will face the Queen behind it all. An intense 3D sequel that can’t quite deliver the freshness of the original, but still makes an attempt to throw every clever idea and pop culture reference … Continue reading The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

In Order of Disappearance

When his son is found dead due to an apparent heroin overdose, snow-plow driver Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård) realizes that he’s actually been killed and exacts revenge. Another darkly comical collaboration between the director and Skarsgård, this one taking excellent advantage of snowy locations in northern Norway. Pretty much a spoof of western movies, featuring … Continue reading In Order of Disappearance

Bringing Up Baby: David, Susan and the Big Cat

AND SO BEGINS THE HILARIOUS ADVENTURE OF PROFESSOR DAVID HUXLEY AND MISS SUSAN VANCE, A FLUTTER-BRAINED VIXEN WITH LOVE IN HER HEART! There are some people who love making the argument that sometimes the critics are ”wrong” whenever a panned movie becomes a box-office hit. As if this is a competition over who’s right and … Continue reading Bringing Up Baby: David, Susan and the Big Cat

Green Book

INSPIRED BY A TRUE FRIENDSHIP. In the early 1960s, New York City bouncer Tony ”Lip” (Viggo Mortensen) is hired by an African-American concert pianist (Mahershala Ali) for a tour through the Deep South; he’ll serve as a driver and security. This reality-based dramedy tackles 1960s race relations along the lines of Driving Miss Daisy (1989) … Continue reading Green Book

House of Angels: The Mystery Granddaughter

IT’S NOT EASY BEING A BIG-CITY WOMAN IN A SMALL-MINDED TOWN. It was the best Sweden had to offer in 1992. Winning the local equivalent to Oscar’s Best Picture, House of Angels was sent to Hollywood but it never caught fire and wasn’t even nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. A German comedy called Schtonk! … Continue reading House of Angels: The Mystery Granddaughter

Vice

THE UNTOLD TRUE STORY THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY. In 2015, Adam McKay successfully depicted the 2008 financial crisis in The Big Short; this is another satirical look at a dark chapter in American political history. The rise of Dick Cheney gets a completely irreverent treatment, with amusingly dim-witted and mean-spirited performances by Sam … Continue reading Vice

Ant-Man and the Wasp

REAL HEROES. NOT ACTUAL SIZE. After the events of Captain America: Civil War (2016), Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is under house arrest; soon, he becomes involved in an attempt to find Hope’s (Evangeline Lilly) mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) who’s been trapped in the quantum realm for 30 years. A sequel that matches the original, as it … Continue reading Ant-Man and the Wasp