When The Hangover took the box office by surprise way back in 2009 (was it really only 4 years ago?) most people were suitably impressed. It wasn’t particularly original, nor did it have uniquely memorable jokes, but it was fine enough in a period devoid of any other notable comedies. It gave us Zach Galifanakis, who we were all certain would go on and wow to world with his revolutionary brand of comedy. It gave us Bradley Cooper, now an Academy Award-nominated actor. It gave us hope that comedy film-making in general would learn that true comedy comes from reining the more colourful actors in and focusing on the straight man.
Aha! Kiss my cheek! Everyone’s favourite TV-cum-Radio-Norfolk-Digital-presenter Alan Partridge finally makes the leap from the small screen (and smaller screen, if you’ve been following his webisodes online). But does Partridge transition from short bursts on the boob tube to a 90 minute silver screen adventure? Well, put your hat hard on.. I mean hat hard…
Based on real life events, Richard Linklater’s black comedy Bernie has somehow only just made it to Britain despite premiering way back in 2011; we don’t even remember when 2011 was. Fresh and funny without getting complicated (we know how you hate complicated things) Bernie is well worth a watch – after all, how often do you get to see Matthew McConaughey with his shirt on?
If you thought last month’s Spring Breakers was too avant-garde and provocative, 21 and Over is the film for you. Derivative, predictable and crass rather than controversial, the latest film from the creators of The Hangover is just like the last one, only this time there’s a buffalo. A BUFFALO.