Category Archives: Comedy

Coming to America (1988) – Review

Coming to America revolves around a privileged and somewhat sheltered African Prince named Akeem (Eddie Murphy), who formulates a plan to travel to New York and go undercover, thus attempting to find a wife that he can appreciate for both her beauty and intelligence. Leaving behind his homeland of Zamunda, he must mingle with the locals and become accustomed to a more “normal” lifestyle, relinquishing the lavish one he is so accustomed to. A timeless comedy, that is now over thirty years old.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Game Night (2018) – Review

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) regularly host game nights, much to the enjoyment of themselves and their loyal group of friends, but when Max’s brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), guest hosts one evening, things become a little more complicated and the group find themselves caught up in a real-life mystery after Brooks is kidnapped. A well-received comedy flick released in 2018 and now finding itself streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 4 out of 5.
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Love the Coopers (2015) – Review

In anticipation of a family reunion around the time of Christmas, four generations of the same Cooper clan come together for their usual annual festivities. Upon each making their way to the gathering however, an unfortunate series of events, along with unexpected visitors, turn the night on its head, forcing many of them to revaluate their own life as well as their family bonds. Not the most cheerful and upbeat Christmas film this season, but one that provides a fairly festive and authentic festive feel.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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Holidate (2020) – Review

Two people, Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey), despise being single on holidays because it means they are faced with a barrage of heavy and unnecessary judgement from their overbearing families about their relationship status. When the pair cross paths, however, they decide to sign up to the notion of being each other’s “holidate” for any festive occasion that they must attend. A new, easy to watch and laid-back Netflix release that effortlessly takes the viewer through various different holidays of the year.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Hubie Halloween (2020) – Review

Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) is a man that’s mocked heavily by children and adults alike, mainly for his devotion to the Halloween holiday period, in his hometown of Salem. This year however, something is a little different and it’s up to him to save the people in his town from unexpected danger. Not the worst way to spend an evening if you’re planning on watching Netflix’s newest comedy release.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Logan Lucky (2017) – Review

Two brothers, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver), plot to pull off an audacious heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina, after Jimmy loses his job and decides this is the only way forward. Upon convincing their sister, Mellie (Riley Keough), to help them on their quest, they must then attempt to break out an infamous safe cracker who is currently imprisoned for a previous heist, before returning him afterwards without anyone realising. An easy to watch movie that doesn’t take itself too seriously and showcases a different side to many of the actors involved.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Going in Style (2017) – Review

Riddled with money woes, three lifelong friends risk it all by undertaking the daring task of stealing cash from the very same bank that absconded their pension funds after grafting for over thirty years. There is a problem however, none of trio have experience in breaking the law or even handling a gun, let alone stealing millions from a bank in broad daylight. An easy to watch and light-hearted comedy with an outstanding cast that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Wrong Missy (2020) – Review

After Tim (David Spade) seemingly meets and then consequently invites the woman of his dreams on a work retreat to the beautiful island of Hawaii, he quickly realises he’s mistakenly sent the invitation to someone else – a previous date who turned out to be nothing short of a nightmare from the get-go. From there on, chaos ensues. Unfortunately, not one of the finest releases from Netflix who seem to be very hit and miss in the comedy genre.

Rating: 1 out of 5.
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