Category: comedy

Crazy Rich Asians [2018] ★★½

It would be tempting to call this comedy the “Asian” version of “Meet the Parents”, but considering the thought process that went into it, I won’t. For those who may not know, “Crazy Rich Asians” is Hollywood’s first major film in years starring an all-Asian cast. This is a […]

Love, Simon [2018] ★★★

It’s not your typical boy meets girl coming-of-age stories. This is the story of Simon (wonderfully played by Nick Robinson), a teenager who is coming to terms with his sexuality, but still has no idea how to come out to his family or even his friends. Dad (Josh Duhamel) […]

Ocean’s 8 [2018] ★★½

Call it a sequel or a reboot, it doesn’t really matter here. What truly matters is that “Ocean’s 8” defines summer escapism: it’s light, it’s fun, and it features an array of talented actresses who steal the show. In fact, it’s all these women who make the movie […]

Tag [2018] ★★½

 A new idea for a Hollywood comedy is a rare thing to find these days. The fact that “Tag” feels (somehow) fresh more often than other films of the same genre is cause for cheering. And if you have a cast that includes Ed Helms (in one of […]

Book Club [2018] ★★

 It’s derivative, it’s predictable, and there’s nothing in it that you haven’t really seen before. But “Book Club”, starring screen legends Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen, is an amusing film that doesn’t take itself too seriously. In terms of plot, 4 friends decide to spice-up […]

Deadpool 2 [2018] ★★★

 Prepare your chimichanga, put on some R-Rated music, and get ready for another round of your favorite anti-superhero. It’s not Shakespeare, but Deadpool indeed belongs in history books for being one of the most entertaining heroes in this huge Marvel universe. Ryan Reynolds has a blast, once again, […]

Blockers [2018] ★★½

 Funny, vulgar, raunchy. That’s “Blockers” in a nutshell. The film earns its R-Rating right from the start, as we meet three parents (John Cena, Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz) who are on a mission: to stop their daughters from having sex on prom night. It’s a silly set-up, […]

I Feel Pretty [2018] ★★

I like Amy Schumer. She’s a fearless comedienne who can handle any type of situation. She can also carry a whole movie on her shoulder (see Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck”), and “I Feel Pretty” is no exception. It would seem like a perfect setup to have her in this […]

Game Night [2018] ★★½

Who doesn’t love game night? Now we finally have a raunchy comedy that takes everything we know about game night and makes it even better. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams work well together as a couple who are good at almost every game. That is until Bateman’s brother […]