Category Archives: Comedy

Film Review No.373: Empire Records

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The 90s was a magical time for small cinema to get noticed. There was a slew of directors coming from nowhere with fresh new films. Films like Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi, Kevin Smith’s Clerks Jean Pierre Jeunet’s City of Lost Children and so on, all came from fresh minds looking to get noticed. These spawned copycat films with larger budgets that often didn’t quite get what made the originals they were so fond of tick. Clerks was probably the most cloned and is almost single handedly responsible for the rise of the slacker comedy-drama. Now, Empire Records was no direct clone, it was in production long before Clerks release, but it can easily be described as being from the same mould. But is it any good? Click below and I’ll tell you definitively. Because only I can decide these things.

Say No More (Mon Amore)


Film Review No.370: Jack & Jill

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Have you guys seen Tony Zhou’s Every Frame A Painting videos on Youtube? They’re really good. Every-time I watch them I’m reminded of how wonderful film can be. I used to watch, and indeed cover on here, a lot more art house cinema. Whilst I love big flashy dumb films, I prefer a beautifully shot exploration of a character or a situation. His latest, on director Lynne Ramsay, really reminded me of this. Anyway, I watched Jack & Jill this week. Fuck.

Ugggghhhhh!!!!!


Film Review No.366: Wreck-It Ralph

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So I’ve been away from this whole review writing thing for a few weeks. It was a combination on working on videos for my Youtube gaming channel (Mellow gaming, check it out!) and being on holiday in Edinburgh. But I’m back now and I really will try to get these film reviews posting a little more frequently. I mean, I at least have to post one towards the end of the month when we hit The Film Dump’s 4th birthday. What fresh horror of a film will I choose for that? Who knows? I kinda know. Like, I have a pick that will likely be the film. Anyway, this is a review of Wreck-It Ralph… I should probably get on with that.

up up down down left right left right B A Start


Film Review No.363: Wayne’s World

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You know when a friend of yours has somehow not seen a film? You know, a film that they should have seen because it’s almost impossible to have not seen it. One of my friends was like that. She hadn’t seen Wayne’s World. Naturally I fixed that. Also, by some lovely piece of synergy, it resulted in the perfect companion piece to go with my last review. The film was Wayne’s World. That’s the film I’m on about. How does someone live, like, a bunch of years and never see Wayne’s World? Anyway, click the link below.

Monkeys might fly out this link


Film Review No.362: Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

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Back in September last year I finally got around to reviewing Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. It was one of those films on my to do list. Not that I have an actual list of films I’m meant to be reviewing… well… apart from the one linked at the top that I don’t think I’ve updated for a year. I should do that. Anyway, Excellent Adventure’s sequel, Bogus Journey, was also a film that I’ve been meaning to cover. And today is that day! Which I’d guess you’ve figured out already. Anyway, let’s get on with this.

You might be a king or a little street sweeper, but sooner or later you’ll dance with The Reaper


Film Review No.359: The Interview

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So this film had some controversy surrounding it. By which I mean someone who may or may not be tied to North Korea didn’t like the look of the film and so they hacked Sony and proceeded to distribute emails and films galore. Oddly, Sony actually cancelled the release of the film, and then everyone pointed out how they probably shouldn’t and the film got released as planned along with a bonus online distribution model. If I was a cynic I’d say it was probably all one elaborate marketing scam. I mean, it would fit in with the film’s constant themes of deception… might not be though. Click the jump for my review thing.

Turns out Kim isn’t a Cockroach in a robot body like his father was.


Christmas Day Special – Film Review No.353: Home Alone

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My rules for what constitutes a Christmas film is pretty simple. A) the film should be set at Christmas. Kind of a no brainer that. 2) The film should promote family togetherness over the pursuit of material things. And D) There should be at least some element of heart-warming schmaltz going on. This all sounds a little twee and silly but it is the basic ingredients of all good Christmas films. Scrooged has it, Die Hard has it and even Bad Santa fulfils that criteria. Home Alone may be one of the finest examples of those requirements being met. Also it has one of the most violent finales to a film ever filmed. Well, within the restrictions of a PG certificate. Click the link below ya filthy animals.

Merry Christmas ya filthy animals.


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