Tag Archives: comedy

In Review: Young Adult

By Maryann O’Connor

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron), a thirty-something divorcee, spends her days in Minneapolis avoiding writing fiction for a Young Adult book series set in a High School and drinking too much. She’s busy wallowing over the knowledge that her book series has been cancelled when a chance email bombshell arrives, sporting a sickly sweet announcement of successful procreation Continue reading

In Review: The Guard

By Mike Richardson

When straight-laced FBI operative Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) travels to Ireland and is partnered with gruff, local Garda Sergeant Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) in an attempt to thwart some drug traffickers, you’d expect a fish-out-of-water, odd-couple cop movie like Red Heat (1988) or even In the Heat of The Night (1967). With John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard, however, you get so much more. Continue reading

Why I hate film #2: Vom-com

By Adam Glasspool

I once genuinely chased a girl to the airport.  Not in a rapey way, you understand, but because she was leaving the country, I was in love with her and I needed to tell her how I felt. Deep down I hoped that she’d change her mind and stay. A quagmire of nonsensical cliché swamped head as my legs hastened me through the airport.  Naturally I was instantly tackled to the ground and arrested.  Why? Because I was running. In an airport. What did I expect? I’ve never looked more like a terrorist.  Continue reading