Articles Posted in the " Comedy " Category

  • Sunshine on Leith

    This review was first published on Steven’s website Popcornaddiction.com. We love it, you should definitely check him out. When Davy (George MacKay) and Ally (Kevin Guthrie) return from deployment in Afghanistan, their friend having been injured in a roadside attack, they find it difficult to adapt to civilian life. Liz (Freya Mavor), Davy’s sister and…


  • The Way Way Back

    Despite the glut of coming-of-age films which have saturated our screens of late, The Way Way Back manages to stand out. With a smart, funny script, cracking performances across the board and the best teenage outcast since American Beauty, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash’s directorial debut is a lovely way to round off the summer.…


  • We’re the Millers

    There are any numbers of reasons to ignore We’re the Millers, and many more to dismiss it as yet another platform for the world to check in on how Jennifer Aniston’s arse is holding together (very nicely, as it turns out). Like most comedies, we’re inclined to sneer outright unless it fulfils a number of…


  • Pain & Gain

    We (royal) are, for some reason, SO willing to see Michael Bay redeemed. I was so convinced of Transformers’ potential greatness that I didn’t realise it sucked until about an hour after I’d seen its SEQUEL. And then I saw the big snake robot eat a building and thought “F*CK, Transformers 3 might actually be…


  • Kick-Ass 2

    Thirteen years ago, Bryan Singer brought superheroes back to the Hollywood mainstream with X-Men. Ten years later, Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman reinvented the genre with swearily subversive thrillride Kick-Ass. Can Jeff ‘Cry_Wolf’ Wadlow’s sequel maintain the sheer joy of the original? Alas, Kick-Ass 2 is demoted to, at best, prodding buttock. A predictable disappointment.…


  • The World’s End

    So, this is how it ends – if not the world, then at least Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s crowd pleasing ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy. Directed by Wright, co-written by him and Pegg, and starring Pegg alongside Frost, what began nine years ago with zombie-fuelled comedy Shaun of the Dead and continued with…


  • Much Ado About Nothing

    The original Shakespearian dialogue, the modern setting, the American accents on iambic pentameter; seeing Gatsby billboards loom over Much Ado About Nothing’s posters isn’t the only shadow that Baz Luhrmann’s films cast over this new romantic comedy. But director Joss Whedon’s adaptation has little else in common with Romeo and Juliet’s, making for a very…