Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘comedy


July 28, 2014

I gave Community a pass when it first aired, and I can’t really remember why.  I think I just wrote it off as another lame comedy trying to be the new The Office.  But on the urging of friends I decided to check it out and realized that it is awesome.  Why is it so […]

22 Jump Street

July 9, 2014

21 Jump Street surprised a lot of people with how fun it was. 22 Jump Street doesn’t have that element of surprise, as everyone now expected it to be funny. And while 21 is probably the better film, I have to say that 22 was probably the funnier of the two. Some of the funniest […]

The Campaign

September 23, 2012

I was listening to a podcast the other day (I don’t remember which one, either Filmspotting or Title Pending) where they were talking about Bill Murray, and mentioned that they just don’t make comedian-driven vehicle pictures anymore.  I remember thinking “That’s not true.  What about Will Ferrell?”  He still seems to be going strong with […]

Corner Gas

September 16, 2012

When a television show deals with themes and settings that you are familiar with, you tend to have a stronger connection to it.  Perhaps that’s why myself and those around me took to Corner Gas so easily.  Not only is it a Canadian comedy, but its set in my hometown province of Saskatchewan.  Corner Gas […]

Film Club Review: Conan O’Brian Can’t Stop

April 10, 2012

Summary: A documentary of Conan O’Brian getting his tour ready after he was kicked off TV by NBC. Whats great about it is that he’s obviously pissed off at what happened to him, but he’s trying to contain his anger as best he can, sometimes succeeding and sometimes not. Its really quite fascinating to watch. […]

Film Club Review – OSS 117: Lost in Rio

January 7, 2012

What a great comedy. This French James Bond spoof set in Brazil scratched just the right comedy itch. As a Bond spoof its not nearly as over-the-top as Austin Powers, but its just as hilarious. Jean Dujardin hit just the right note as Hubert de la Bath, France’s top womanizing spy. He has a sort […]

Horrible Bosses

September 17, 2011

In a time when movie comedies have hit a stride of mediocrity and have had an obsession for gratuitous gross-out scenes, Horrible Bosses is a breath of fresh air. Why? Its actually funny. And it doesn’t try to make me gag in the process. What makes this movie work? Without a doubt it is the […]

30 Minutes or Less

August 22, 2011

30 Minutes or Less isn’t necessarily a movie that will blow your socks off, but it is certainly one of the most consistent and funniest comedies I’ve seen this year thus far. Jesse Eisenberg who plays Nick, a pizza boy strapped to a bomb and forced to rob a bank, does a great job making […]

Film Club Review – In the Loop

July 17, 2011

In the Loop Although a movie has many aspects, each individual film usually has one of these aspects which the rest are centered around. Some times they are centered around characters, sometimes around plot, other times around setting…. and sometimes they are centered around dialogue. In the Loop is one of the latter. This movie […]

The Hangover Part II

June 20, 2011

The sequel to 2009’s sleeper hit The Hangover reminds me of what sequels used to be back in the 90s. Sequels back then, especially comedy sequels, were severe sufferer’s of ‘sequeilitis’ which makes them simply try to redo all the same things they did before. They have to use the same lines, retread the same […]

The Hangover

October 20, 2009

The Hangover has become the breakout hit of the summer, and with good reason.   This is one of the best comedies I have seen in quite some time.  I laughed loud and I laughed often. The great thing about the Hangover is that it has a lot of substance to it other than just […]