A Very Bad Day

Evidently this was released in the UK under a different title – I recall this rather stunningly cast film not really having much effect other than being YET ANOTHER thing on in the background as the time passes.  Alison Janney’s always great, and in this she plays a Principal where …

Life Itself

Good lord, I really have to write these little summaries as I go rather than retrospectively, cos I’ve no memory of this film either.  Maybe it’s a comment on watching too much stuff?  I vaguely recall seeing Banderas and Patinkin in a film, but other than that the writeup rings …

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business

Netflix, IMHO, has done a great thing by sinking a load of money into developing standup specials – providing increased access to them for all, and removing the need to litter the landscape with single-watch DVD copies that haven’t made it off the shelves of charity shops around the land.  …

Ocean’s Eight

Female heist caper modelled after the other “Ocean’s” films, and bloody good fun it was too.  Great cast brimming with personality and culminating in a self-supporting film that didn’t feel like a “girl version of”.  Then again, I’d buy a DVD of Anne Hathaway reading weather reports.  She’s amazing.  Good …

A Simple Favor

One of the problems with waiting til the end of the year to retrospectively write reviews of all of the crap you’ve watched over the year is that sometimes there are things you’ve no memory of whatsoever.  This is one of those.  I can see it’s got Anna Kendrick in …

Pitch Perfect 2

We only watched this to counterbalance the craptasticness of a couple of the Die Hard films and to get us prepared to accept the final load we’d get in Part 5. But aside from Anna Kendrick being nearly expressionless throughout, PP#2 remains ACA-MAZING! 👍👍

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

Schumer taking absolutely no prisoners in her usual way in this standup show, however it’s fair to say that the set wasn’t her “usual” style – instead getting pretty clinical about sex. Kinda felt a bit like Eddie Murphy’s “Raw” and “Delirious” shows, insofar as it’s the sort of thing …

Katherine Ryan: In Trouble

Katherine Ryan has been on the comedy circuit for probably around 10 years now but I think in the last few has really found her rhythm with her brand of near-deadpan delivery of intellectually justified no-helmet, no-net leaps of comical wrongness. Definitely worth keeping an eye out for her appearances. 👍👍