Tag Archives: Dark Comedy

Save Yourselves!

This indie comedy was one of the Pandemic’s many victims which is a bummer. Alamo Drafthouse would’ve treated Save Yourselves! really well, especially with the pre-show snipe, alien-invasion stories go back to HG Wells. I’m grateful Hulu got the streaming rights … Continue reading

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The Art of Self Defense

If this was supposed to be a Dark Comedy, they really skimped on it. Art is more accurately, a weird Drama or Thriller with a touch of Comedy. I still watched it to the conclusion waiting for the payoff which was … Continue reading

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Slut in a Good Way: Worth Seeing

The message of this Quebecois comedy is the double standard between the sexes. Namely how women get labelled sluts and men are congratulated for the exact same behavior. Let me rewind to the movie. Charlotte is a teenage girl enamored … Continue reading

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1994: Duckman debuts

This odd cartoon from Klasky-Csupo (most famous for making Rugrats) made its debut on USA alongside Weird Science the Series. I think USA was trying to branch out into what we would call a more general “network/channel” like TNT or (W)TBS and WGN … Continue reading

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RIP Katherine Helmond

You may not recognize the name immediately, but for my generation and older, she was the clueless matriarch of the wealthy family in Soap. Younger people will probably know her as Mona from Who’s the Boss? The coolest thing Katherine did though … Continue reading

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The Little Hours

I’m a 100 percent certain the Catholic Church condemned this movie but it’s 2019 so nobody gives a crap, even the majority of practicing Catholics. Those denominations which hate or skewer Catholicism wouldn’t be fans neither, thanks to the nudity. … Continue reading

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Vice: Worth Seeing

Hard to believe that McKay could make a Dark Comedy about war criminal Dick Cheney but he succeeds in making his point, this horrible man was the main architect behind America’s problems abroad and at home. I’ll explain more of … Continue reading

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The Happytime Murders: Just Awful

I’ll start with this, if you want to see something involving puppets acting in a raunchy manner, Team America did it better. Happytime is terribly disappointing and simultaneously boring. Somara and I already knew there was an adult-side to Jim Henson and … Continue reading

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Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell

Originally I was annoyed when [adult swim] integrated non-animated shows into their programming block. The point was to showcase adult-oriented cartoons. Hell proved to me that in this case, they’re succeeding by making a live show with cartoonish elements. The short … Continue reading

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The Death of Stalin: Acquired Taste

My final entry for Marx’s birthday. It’s late but I still want to write about seeing this at the nearby discount theater which never ceases to amaze me in what they carry. Believe it or not, The Death of Stalin is … Continue reading

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City of Lost Children: 21 years or so later

This French masterpiece made the rounds at Alamo during October’s theme of Dystopias in order to warm up the audiences for the new Blade Runner 2049. Somara had never seen it so I pounced on the chance to watch it … Continue reading

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle: Worth Seeing

The surprise hit from a couple years ago returns and the people running things did it well. Circle is a sequel that dodged the pitfalls many run into: More and more characters on top of who was in the original. Another crisis … Continue reading

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Fragile Rock = (Muppets + Avenue Q) ÷ My Chemical Romance

I think  I saw their album at Waterloo Records but thanks to NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, I am totally sold because they’re too funny. Sure you can’t “see” the puppets doing their thing on the record/CD yet who cares! The same … Continue reading

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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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