Tag Archives: Comedy Films

Movie Review: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

A fun movie that shows potential at times to be great, but never rises to the occasion. The premise/plot is solid and a nice modern twist on the first “Jumanji” film. The execution falters pretty early on as it doesn’t really feel like the characters are advancing through a video game. It’s more like they… Read More »

Movie Review: Thor: Ragnarok

A fun ride full of humor and action, but lacking a bit with depth. It’s clear from the opening moments that this film will be full of comedy, including some slapstick moments. Not only is the humor more prominent here than in the “Guardians of the Galaxy” films, but the bright colors and characters also… Read More »

Movie Review: Baby Driver

An entertaining, if at times shallow, film that moves with nonstop energy. There are some amazing action moments. Most comes from the car chases, but there are also shootouts and foot chase sequences that feature great stunt work. While the action scenes are fantastic, even some of the more mundane moments have a lot of… Read More »

Movie Review: Sausage Party

Boring characters and a weak story undo a clever concept. This film is essentially “Toy Story,” but with food replacing the toys and constant R-rated humor. However, the characters her are more characterizations and stereotypes as opposed to anything original or interesting. There’s a whiney Jewish bagel and a Spanish taco in the main cast.… Read More »

Movie Review: Ghostbusters (2016)

Despite all of the negative fan backlash, this is an enjoyable film. While it is not even close to the train wreck that was predicted, this still can’t fill the shoes of the original “Ghostbusters.” The cast is what holds the movie together. The leads are all likable and have good chemistry. There’s even some… Read More »

Movie review: Ted 2

Similar to the first film, hit-or-miss jokes tend to force the plot to take a backseat. The plot itself is fine, and is more interesting than the original’s love story. However, the execution is flawed. Too much is focused on throwing as many vulgar jokes out there and hoping that at least some of them… Read More »

Movie Review: Horrible Bosses 2

Fans of the first film should enjoy returning to these characters and the film’s vulgar humor, although the convoluted plot makes things less enjoyable. The movie makes no attempt to explain what happened in the first “Horrible Bosses,” so those who didn’t see it will be at a disadvantage. The returning cast members once again… Read More »

Movie Review: Let’s Be Cops

This film had potential to be much funnier, but just couldn’t put together the right formula. While Jake Johnson was fairly consistently entertaining, Damon Wayans, Jr. was the weak link in this buddy comedy. While showing hints of the same comedy chops that made his father famous, he is asked to play somewhat of a… Read More »

Movie Review: Sex Tape

Generally amusing, but never generates many laughs. Cameron Diaz’s Annie and Jason Segel’s Jay have good chemistry together. They both come off as likable and relatable. Their interactions generate some moments of realistic humor, that while not laugh-out-loud funny, feel natural and true-to-life. Most of the other characters, particularly Rob Lowe’s Hank, come off as… Read More »