Category Archives: comedy

FILM REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

There’s rich and then there’s crazy rich.

Based on the 2013 book of the same name by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians is adapted for the screen by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, and directed by Jon M. Chu. At the film’s core is Rachel (Constance Wu), an economics professor in New York who is invited to Singapore by her boyfriend, Nick (Henry Golding), to meet his family. Unbeknownst to Rachel, Nick belongs to one of the wealthiest families in Asia. As they all prepare for Nick’s best friend Colin’s (Chris Pang) wedding to the vivacious Araminta (Sonoya Mizuno), Rachel realises she may be in over her head. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

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FILM REVIEW: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

Roger Moore had his time to shine, and we’ve had our fair share of Bond films over the years. Now it’s the ladies’ turn. It doesn’t take a genius to recognise the nod of the film’s title; it’s just a shame that instead of turning convention on its head, The Spy Who Dumped Me is a rather bland effort. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

Bust out the champers. It’s time to party because Mamma Mia is back. With the stage musical returning to Melbourne just last week, it’s a busy time for Bjorn and Benny with the sequel now hitting screens. But with Meryl dead and almost all of the big ABBA hits already done in the original, what exactly does Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again have in store for us ten years later? Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

The Rock continues to cash in with his latest blockbuster, Die Hard Skyscraper. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber (DodgeballWe’re the MillersCentral Intelligence), Skyscraper sees The Rock defy the odds to save his family who are trapped above the fire line in the biggest skyscraper in the world. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Skyscraper (2018)

FILM REVIEW: I Feel Pretty (2018)

Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty, directed and written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (How to Be SingleHe’s Just Not That Into You) who direct here for the first time. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: I Feel Pretty (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Blockers (2018)

Parents cock-blocking their kids. This is where cinema is at in 2018. Teenage girls being reminded that they don’t know better and need John Cena to come save them. But while it sounds a bit on the nose, it’s thankfully not the steaming pile of crap it could have been. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Blockers (2018)

FILM REVIEW: Love, Simon (2018)

Great teen films are making a comeback. While much of the twenty-first century has seen truly great teen movies released approximately once every few years, Love, Simon is the third in just over a year to deserve teen classic status, following on from the brilliant The Edge of Seventeen and the Oscar-nominated Lady Bird. Taking cues from John Hughes, Love, Simon is an absolute delight, and is indeed as ground-breaking as all the posters suggest. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Love, Simon (2018)