Tag Archives: comedy

David Brent: Life of the Road

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Looking forward to having a big belly laugh, my boyfriend was quick to remind me about his older films. Of which only one – Cemetery Junction – I enjoyed.

He was right, and my initial excitement for David Brent: Life on the Road suddenly took a dive.

Thinking about it, Ricky Gervais has a knack for TV series, but in his film career – in my opinion – he has always been a one-trick-pony.

After the first five-minutes of becoming reacquainted with the cocky and cringe-worthy character of David Brent, the repetitive jokes were drilled in over and over. This comedy became boring quite rapidly… Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Is This New Zealand’s Jenna Marbles..?

This gallery contains 2 photos.

How to get a boyfriend on Tinder. “How to get a boyfriend on Tinder… You don’t get boyfriends on Tinder. To get a boyfriend on Tinder, you need to uninstall Tinder.”

This is a hilarious reality check to all those singles out there expecting to find true love on the dating app with the worst reputation… Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Top Five: Film Pet Peeves

This gallery contains 4 photos.

For the sake of all the Abeds out there here are my annoyances with film and television… Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hector and the Search for Happiness

This gallery contains 3 photos.

I thought this was going to be an English version of Walter Mitty… I think that was the aim anyway, but it certainly wasn’t the final product.

Unfortunately, this potentially deep and meaningful storyline was not achieved due to the general lack of believability, and the distaste toward the main character, Hector (Simon Pegg).

Basically, Hector is a psychiatrist and he finds himself unfulfilled. So he goes on a journey around the world, visiting countries including China and Africa, to find out what makes people happy… Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What We Did on our Holiday

This gallery contains 3 photos.

Like my horse, it’s funny at the beginning, saggy in the middle and a bit crappy at the end.

This is a film – featuring the spectacular David Tennant (Dr. Who!!) and Rosamund Pike – about a family of five going on holiday to Scotland for the grandfather’s 75th birthday party.

Long story short, the parents are having a divorce but only the children know, and they are sworn to secrecy while visiting their sickly grandfather so as to keep his final years pleasant… Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Big Hero 6

This gallery contains 2 photos.

2015’s new year animated film, Big Hero 6, is a perfectly adequate gate-way film to the Superhero genre.

It’s about an orphaned boy – because it would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe (BttF2) if it was a hero who had parents.

This orphaned boy is called Hiro, and his brother made a robot, who is essentially a nurse, named Baymax.

Anyway, one thing leads to another and Hiro has to get a super team together to catch the bad guy. The rest, I’m sure, you will be able to figure out. Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Interview: Could it Cause the Disappearance of Cinemas?

This gallery contains 5 photos.

The controversial film we’re all waiting for [here in New Zealand and Australia] is of course, The Interview.

I’m sure you’ve heard all about it. Directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the politcal satire comedy is causing quite a stir as the basis of the film is about the assassination of Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea.

Having worked in a cinema leading up to the release of The Interview, I came to hear of the general LACK of buzz the film was receiving (before it’s release was postponed).

I heard people say – or maybe I just heard myself say – that it was going to be a typical Rogen film: crude, immature humour identical to that of This is the End, Pineapple Express, 40 Year-Old Virgin… Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment