Tag Archives: Comedy
Movie – The Heat

Movie – The Heat

So looking forward to it, so love the ladies in it, so wanted to love it! This action comedy is fronted by the ladies: Ms Sandra Bullock and the magnificent Melissa McCarthy star of, Mike & Molly, the most entertaining comedy to come out of …. well, anywhere, in years. One plays a FBI agent […]

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Movie – Worlds End

Movie – Worlds End

I try to watch British films even if the storyline is not really my thang. If you think about it, if this was American, it would be set in small town boredom and have the five comic actors that play themselves in every ‘funny’ film that I never watch. But it’s British, so here I […]

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Movie: Seven Psychopaths

Movie: Seven Psychopaths

  What do you get when you have a screen writer, his mate plus his non-violent mate, the serious criminal with issues, the crazy one that carries a rabbit (Tom Waits) plus a couple of girlfriends? A pretty fine film, that’s what. The mission is to kidnap dogs and claim the reward money but how […]

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Movie – ParaNorman

Movie – ParaNorman

Norman is the kid at school that everyone picks on. It doesn’t help that he can see ghosts, really he can. He has constant conversations with his Grandmother and it’s only later on that we discover that she has long departed but Granny isn’t the only ghost he sees. We see him on a wonderful […]

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Movie – Moonrise Kingdom

Movie – Moonrise Kingdom

  The premise of this film did not sound like a comedy ‘the hunt for two kids on the run,’ but this a quirky comedy. I was worried from the trailers as they were another set of films that I do not want to see but then this started well and does much to re-lift […]

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Movie – The Guard

Movie – The Guard

I’ve not seen Martin McDonagh’s/Brendan Gleeson’s previous effort, In Bruges (Colin Farrell probably put me off) and so had no idea The Guard will be this funny. Sergeant Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) is the small town, Irish cop who is not exactly bent, just not doing things by the book. There’s been a murder and he […]

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Comedy – Lenny Henry: From Cradle to Rave

Comedy – Lenny Henry: From Cradle to Rave

As with Jonathan Ross, I have grown up with Lenny Henry being part of my life. So why I have waited two decades to see him I have no idea. I don’t remember him specifically winning New Faces, back when talent shoes were about talent, but I do recall it being essential family viewing, back […]

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Movie: Morning Glory

Movie: Morning Glory

This is definitely one of those hectic weeks that need a silly comedy at the end of it. Having said that, surely Harrison Ford is only going to appear in a half decent comedy, right? There are two main stories; Rachel McAdams plays the hard working TV producer, Becky, looking for a big break. Having […]

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Book – Dear Fatty by Dawn French

Book – Dear Fatty by Dawn French

I read another book, indeed a memoir that I wish I had thought of first. Perhaps I’ll do it in five years when everyone has forgotten this one. Having said that, obviously my books won’t get anywhere near the coverage that Dawn French gets so I can just nick the idea. Dawn French’s memoirs are […]

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Book – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson

Book – The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid, Bill Bryson

Following what I think is excellent advice I’m on a mission to read 10 travel memoirs before writing my own. Not that mine are all travel, but there is fair chunk of voyage talk half way through writing the first draft of the book and it is a memoir. I’m amazed in all the books […]

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