Ricky Gervais: Humanity

Have you ever imagined yourself belly laughing at a cot death joke? Nope, me either. Until Humanity happened that is. Ricky Gervais’ latest stand up tour commenced earlier in the year and he descended upon Birmingham at the end of June and of course I’d eagerly snatched up tickets the morning they were released. It’s been a while since Gervais has done a stand up … Continue reading Ricky Gervais: Humanity

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War on Everyone

Spontaneously buying DVDs in the supermarket without prior research is always risky. We all know you can never trust what the cover says, of course they’re not going to say ‘The Biggest Pile of Crap Released This Year!’ are they? Of course they’re going to sing the film’s praises and trick you into buying it because it’s ‘side-splittingly hilarious’ or whatever lie they’ve plastered on … Continue reading War on Everyone

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David Brent: Life on the Road

I have to admit that until a year or so ago, I despised Ricky Gervais with a passion. For a long time I just didn’t ‘get’ him and mistook his incredibly dry sense of humour for incredible rudeness. But as time’s gone on, I’ve grown to really appreciate his sense of humour and his down-to-earth view on the world, it also helps that he’s a … Continue reading David Brent: Life on the Road

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How to get into nightclubs when you can’t enter anywhere without being invited. What we Do in the Shadows review

There’s one word that comes to mind after watching What we Do in the Shadows; genius.  The vampire genre has grown incredibly tired. Everything that could be done with it has been a hundred times over; or so I thought. But in 2015 along came Flight of the Concords creators Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement who brought us the hilarious mockumentary that the vampire sub-genre has … Continue reading How to get into nightclubs when you can’t enter anywhere without being invited. What we Do in the Shadows review

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Sacha Baron Cohen returns once again with British-set comedy Grimsby, in which two estranged brothers who have gone down very different paths in life reunite for the first time in 28 years. Choen plays dimwitted football fan Nobby who lives in Grimsby with his girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and their abundance of kids. Separated from his younger brother as a child Nobby is on a quest … Continue reading Grimsby

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Catastrophe is yet another gem from Amazon Prime, this time a romantic comedy with a very, very British feel. American advertising professional Rob gets Irish girl Sharon, a single 30-something living in London, pregnant when the pair hook up whilst Rob is on a business trip. Deciding to do right by the child the two very quickly move in together with hilarious results. Catastrophe is … Continue reading Catastrophe

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Review of Midlands Based Indie Comedy A Dozen Summers

Maisie and Daisy McCormack are just two normal twelve year old girls struggling with the ups and downs of growing up. And what better way to contemplate adulthood and growing up than hijack a filmmaker and make a movie about it? A Dozen Summers is an ingenious independent film that explores coming of age from the perspective of two twelve year old girls and the results are hilariously accurate. … Continue reading Review of Midlands Based Indie Comedy A Dozen Summers