Tag Archives: Comedy Films

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 »

Movie Review: 22 Jump Street

Pretty entertaining, but a bit repetitive. The overall plot and concept of this movie is pretty much the same as the first “Jump Street” film. In fact, there is a recurring joke in the film about the repeated storylines. The movie itself come very close to breaking the third wall on multiple occasions, and borders… Read More »

Movie Review: This Is the End

Pretty solid comedy. The concept of “real” actors facing the Apocalypse could’ve failed easily, but with the cast of this move, it’s works perfectly. Everybody plays a funny caricature of themselves, with Michael Cera an early standout. There’s a bit of a jarring shift in tone when all Hell breaks loose, which also removes most… Read More »