It’s sad as fuck to see what’s become of ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s comedians. Just look at Ade Edmondson, Eddie Izzard, Noel Fielding, and Frankie Boyle, a bunch of old-arse dullards either moralising, presenting middle-of-the-road shows or pandering to the mainstream. In their prime, they were all hilarious […]
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Gareth Malone is an annoying little git who plagues our television sets with his utterly mundane choir-based reality shows which masquerade as “good causes”. As a choirmaster and television presenter, Gareth has absolutely no charisma at all, looking more like a choirmaster’s accountant than someone representing the arts. […]
WW84 is yet another disappointing sequel that makes the first film look like a masterpiece by comparison. Wonder Woman 1984, like its predecessor, is a movie that’s too long and paced far too steadily to be a satisfying comic-book action blockbuster. There’s numerous dips in interest which means […]
Mank is a biographical drama about Herman J. Mankiewicz who with Orson Welles wrote the screenplay for Citizen Kane. Who wrote what is a matter of contention and that’s what this film purports to be about. Citizen Kane or “C.K. One” as I like to call it (on […]
Édgar Ramírez is one bland bastard. To me, he’s a Venezuelan Gerard Butler; a bearded, middle-aged, dull-arsed, pudgy-faced “actor” who should have pursued his original career rather than inflicting his non-skills on all us cinema-goers. Whilst on the subject of hack Scot actors, Edgar is a little bit […]
Why do the most mediocre comedians become household names? From panel shows, clip shows, to talk shows (as well as performing stand-up comedy to an audience of dullards) Rob Beckett is seemingly on every channel. But why? How did Rob become famous? Is it because he’s a distinctive […]
I don’t know what it’s like in Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, but seeing every celebrity on television here in the UK from mid-October onward wearing a Remembrance Poppy, is to put it lightly; irritating, not to mention fucking ironic. The same people who keep harping-on about fighting […]
What do you do when you’re a washed-up has-been who’s last few creations have been trash? You begin to retread over your past, recreating your most popular works – that’s what. Let’s face it: The Dictator and Grimsby were utter shite, so Sacha Baron Cohen has recently been […]
There’s always several movies released each year that aren’t “bad” in the conventional sense but because they’ve been so overrated by critics, they feel all the more disappointing when you finally watch them. Ever since its film festival run, Saint Maud has been lauded as “chilling”, “disturbing”, and […]
Hubie Halloween is Netflix’s seasonal offering, an autumnal comedy horror co-produced, co-written, and starring Adam Sandler. Sandler plays Hubie Dubois, a mild-mannered dolt with a Jeff Bridges underbite obsessed with health and safety. The on-screen blurb reads: “Hubie’s not the most popular guy in Salem, Mass., but when […]
Isn’t it strange how certain cases of racism go unnoticed whereas others get publicised and hyped-up? There must be some kind of league table of bigotry because depending on the ethnicity of the target, celebrities can say the most offensive shit and nobody bats an eyelid. Case in […]
Quibi’s Wireless is billed as a “survival thriller” but there’s nothing “thrilling” about it. The plot revolves around a college student named Andy (played by Tye Sheridan) who gets stuck in a blizzard whilst on his way to a party… whoop-de-doo. Writer-directors Jack Seidman and Zach Wechter have […]
With the release date of Bill & Ted Face The Music, the third installment in the franchise, continually getting pushed back thanks to Covid-19, I’ve been waking up in a cold sweat for the past few months, not because of the Coronavirus but from premonitions of a disappointing […]