Tag Archives: Comedy

Hurricane Bianca: From Russia with Hate (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Matt Kugelman

Starring:
Roy Haylock, DJ ‘Shangela’ Pierce, Brian McCook, Doug Plaut, Rachel Dratch

Other notable appearances:
Wanda Sykes, Justin ‘Alyssa Edwards’ Johnson, Alaska Thunderfuck, Kristen Johnston, Cheyenne Jackson, Darienne Lake, Jiggly Caliente, Lady Bunny, Ed ‘Mrs. Kasha David’ Popil, Bianca Leigh, Dot-Marie Jones, Janeane Garofalo

Running time:
85 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Hurricane Bianca, Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Horrible Bosses 2

 

After getting his job back as his male self, high school teacher Richard (Haylock) is living a life free of his alter ego Bianca Del Rio. That is until his homophobic nemesis Deborah (Dratch) creates a fake award that Bianca must attend to collect in Russia, where homosexuals and transvestites are locked up and tortured.

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The Happytime Murders (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Brian Henson

Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Bill Barretta, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph

Other notable appearances:
Joel McHale, Leslie David Baker, Brian Henson, Ben Falcone

Running time:
91 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sausage Party, Team America: World Police 

 

After the murder of his brother, a star on the nostalgic hit TV show The Happytime Gang, former puppet cop Phil Philips (Barretta) must rejoin forces with the human partner who betrayed him (McCarthy) to save the rest of the Gang before they have the stuffing knocked out of them.

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Hurricane Bianca (2016)

Review by CJ

Director:
Matt Kugelman

Starring:
Roy Haylock, Rachel Dratch, Denton Blane Everett, D.J. ‘Shangela’ Pierce, Willam Belli

Other notable appearances:
RuPaul, Alan Cumming, Alyssa Edwards, Patrick Joslyn, Bianca Leigh

Running time:
84 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, Horrible Bosses, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

 

When high school teacher Richard (Haylock) is fired from a Texan school for being gay, he channels his inner storm and creates alter ego Bianca Del Rio. Bianca is hired as Richard’s replacement and exacts her revenge with a little help from her friends and a lot of help from her rolodex of hate.

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2-Headed Shark Attack (2012)

Review by CJ

Director:
Christopher Ray

Starring:
Brooke Hogan, Carmen Electra, Charlie O’Connell

Running time:
88 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Sharktopus, Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus, Dinoshark

 

A boat full of college students and their professor take refuge on an atoll when their boat starts taking on water. As they make their way over, the students realise they have attracted the attention of a two-headed shark and their atoll is quickly sinking. To survive, the students must put their heads together and work doubly hard to survive.

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Peter Rabbit (2018)

Review by CJ

Director:
Will Gluck

Starring:
James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Colin Moody, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Daisy Ridley

Other notable appearances:
Sam Neill, Sia, Bryan Brown, Chris Mann

Running time:
95 minutes

Watch this if you liked:
Hop, Rise of the Guardians, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Smurfs

 

Peter Rabbit (Corden) lives a good life with his sisters, cousin, other woodland critters and kind human neighbour Bea (Byrne). The only blemish in his world is the nasty old Mr McGregor who killed Peter’s dad and put him in a pie. 

When Mr McGregor dies, Peter lays claim to Mr McGregor’s house and garden. The only problem is that Mr McGregor has a rabbit-hating great-nephew who is determined to take the house, the garden and Bea’s affections.

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Santa Clarita Diet: Season Two

Review by CJ

Director:
Ken Kwapis, Marc Buckland, Adam Arkin, Steve Pink, Jaffar Mahmood, Jamie Babbit

Writer:
Victor Fresco, Michael A. Ross, Clay Graham, Chadd Gindin, Ben Smith, Simon Ganz, Aaron Brownstein, Melissa Hunter, Caitlin Meares, Romi Barta

Starring:
Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant, Liv Hewson, Skyler Gisondo, Nathan Fillion

Other notable appearances:
Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Natalie Morales, Ramona Young, Neil Casey, Andy Richter, Joel McHale, Maggie Lawson, Robert Baker, Thomas Lennon, Zachary Knighton, Jee Young Han, Paul Ben-Victor

Running time:
Approx 30 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
10

 

Season two of Santa Clarita Diet starts with Joel (Olyphant) in a psychiatric hospital, his undead wife Sheila (Barrymore) chained up in the basement, and their teenage daughter Abby (Hewson) trawling Craigslist for fresh Serbian bile. Things can only go up from here, right? Right?

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Nailed It!: Season One

Review by CJ

 

Judges:
Nicole Byer, Jacques Torres, Sylvia Weinstock, Zac Young, Valerie Gordon, Dave Arnold, Yolanda Gampp, Jay Chandrasekhar

Running time:
33 minutes per episode

Number of episodes:
6

 

In each episode of Nailed It! three amateur bakers compete in two rounds of baking challenges to recreate elaborately decorated baked goods.

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