Tag Archives: Dark Comedy

Trainspotting: 20 or so years later

With the upcoming sequel due in a few weeks, Alamo had a screening recently that I wanted to revisit as preparation plus I hadn’t remember watching Trainspotting in years. I did read the book after seeing it at the old Village Four … Continue reading

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Uncle Nick is an acquired taste and my new tradition

Another movie which may or may not have blown through theaters last year but I knew about it courtesy of Posehn’s now gone podcast Nerd Poker. For some, their tradition is Diehard or Gremlins, this one is more my pace. Uncle Nick is about a … Continue reading

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Deadpool: Wait for Netflix or rent

Deadpool the comic-book character has never been my thing. I like funny comics. I’ve never been averse to the ultra-violent, trust me, Give Me Liberty and Lone Wolf and Cub remain favorites; the latter was done by Frank Miller before he became a crazy … Continue reading

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Krampus: Rental

An attempt at a Horror Comedy which doesn’t really provide enough of either. It had a few humorous moments commenting on the holiday’s commercialization and redneck relatives. As for the horrifying parts, they don’t have to be covered in splatter … Continue reading

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Ghost World

This was the movie they chose to feature with Illeana Douglas’ book signing. A rather odd choice since she was only a supporting character, the protagonist’s Summer art teacher but when Illeana appeared, she was funny. After seeing Ghost World, it … Continue reading

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Kingsman: Worth Seeing

An odd risk taken by Hollywood because R-rated movies tend to fail financially but I guess the bean counters took a chance due to this being handled by the guy behind Kick Ass, Layer Cake and some other hyper-violent flicks. I liked it since … Continue reading

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Cheap Thrills: Acquired taste

This gruesome comedy-thriller is mostly an updated, modernized version of Hitchcock’s “Man From the South” but has double the protagonists and antagonists. I think it also throws in our contemporary obsession with photographing every damned thing every damned few minutes. … Continue reading

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World’s Greatest Dad

Bobcat Goldthwait was the last person on Earth I ever thought could make the transition from Eighties schtick comic to successful director. Sure Shakes the Clown is hilarious but I didn’t think he had anything left creatively like Kevin Smith … Continue reading

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