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FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms 2 (2017)

At the start of November the Christmas decorations start to adorn the city, carols start to be played through the supermarket radio channels, and grinches complain that it’s still two bloody months away. But SCREW THOSE PEOPLE because Christmas is everything! And it’s near enough for our first Christmas release of the year, Bad Moms 2 (originally titled A Bad Moms Christmas before someone realised how lame that sounded). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms 2 (2017)

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FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms

Bad Moms (Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, 2016)

Everyone loves to judge, and everyone loves to judge mothers.  Even other mothers. It’s a jungle out there. In the schoolyard at drop off and pick up time. Or so I’ve heard. While this reviewer didn’t go into this film with firsthand experience, Bad Moms was still great fun. And while it did seem to gloss over some of the hardships of parenting, it will surely be a winner with many mums (or ‘moms’). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms

FILM REVIEW: The Visit

The Visit (M. Night Shyamalan, 2015)

Most people know M. Night Shyamalan as the guy who peaked early with The Sixth Sense, trotted out some semi-respectable storylines in Unbreakable, Signs, and The Village, and then made a series of bad films (The Lady in the Water, The Happening, The Last Airbender, After Earth) that were unintentionally hilarious. With The Visit he has supposedly strived to create a hybrid of horror and comedy, but you can’t help but think that’s just a disclaimer so he won’t get burnt again. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Visit

FILM REVIEW: She’s Funny That Way

She’s Funny That Way (Peter Bogdanovich, 2014)

Feel like seeing a Woody Allen film but don’t want to support the likes of Woody Allen? Well there’s a solution! Peter Bogdanovich’s She’s Funny That Way has all the hallmarks of an Allen film – a screwball comedy set in New York, it has a quirky score, some over the top accents, and Owen Wilson as the adulterous protagonist who we’re meant to root for because cheating’s no biggie, right? Bogdanovich’s first feature film since The Cat’s Meow (2001), She’s Funny That Way is a blast to the past; its old-fashioned nature is almost a novelty, because as the old folks say, “they just don’t make ‘em like they used to”. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: She’s Funny That Way

FILM REVIEW: This is Where I Leave You

This is Where I Leave You (Shawn Levy, 2014)

I hate when they show all the best parts in the trailer. This is Where I Leave You looked totally like my kind of thing, but beyond those few moments that I’d already seen a dozen times, there wasn’t much more to relish. Is it so hard to make a heartwarming dramedy these days? Recent attempts would suggest as much.

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