Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Is Funny But Not Perfect

Review: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  Is Funny But Not Perfect

Title: Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Director:Screenwriter: Robert Carlock (screenplay) and Kim Baker (book ‘The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days In Afghanistan and Pakistan’) Principal Cast: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbot, and Billy Bob Thorton Summary:: A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan and Pakistan. I generally like Tina Fey and all […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Zoolander 2 Is Mean Spirited And Lazy

Review: Zoolander 2 Is Mean Spirited And Lazy

Title: Zoolander 2 Director: Ben Stiller Screenwriter: Justin Theroux (written by), Ben Stiller (written by and character Derek Zoolander), Nicholas Stoller (written by), John Hamburg (written by), and Drake Sather (character Derek Zoolander) Principal Cast: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, and Kristen Wiig Summary: Derek and Hansel are modeling again when an […]

 Ryan Thomason

Is There Any Place for Comedy in Video Games?

Is There Any Place for Comedy in Video Games?

When you think about the top video games or even your personal favorites, you surely envision fun game-play, action and adventure, a compelling storyline, and perhaps some explosions. What probably doesn’t come to mind, however, is comedy. Sure, there may be a few moments of levity here and there, but comedy isn’t usually something game […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Victor Frankenstein is Ridiculously Campy and Unintentionally Comedic

Victor Frankenstein is Ridiculously Campy and Unintentionally Comedic

Victor Frankenstein Directed by: Paul McGuigan Written by Max Landis Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy, Jessica Brown Findlay, Andrew Scott, Charles Dance Running time 110 minutes Rated PG-13 for macabre images, violence and a sequence of destruction Igor Strausman (Daniel Radcliffe) spent the first 18 (or so) years of his life as a nameless hunchback […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Scout’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Is Not As Funny Or As Clever As It Thinks It Is

Review: Scout’s Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Is Not As Funny Or As Clever As It Thinks It Is

Title: Scout’s Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse Director: Christopher Landon Screenwriter: Emi Mochizuki (screenplay), Carrie Lee Wilson (screenplay), Christopher Landon (screenplay), and Lona Williams (screenplay) Principal Cast: Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller, Joey Morgan, Sarah Dumont, David Koechner, and Halston Sage Summary: Three scouts, on the eve of their last camp-out, discover the true meaning of […]

 Brian West

Geek Dad Report, Episode 27 – Hats, Vodka, and Vacations

Geek Dad Report, Episode 27 – Hats, Vodka, and Vacations

Vacation’s over, back to work.

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: American Ultra Is A Fun Premise Muddled With Poor Execution

Review: American Ultra Is A Fun Premise Muddled With Poor Execution

Title: American Ultra Director: Nima Nourizadeh Screenwriter: Max Landis Principal Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Topher Grace, Connie Britton, and Walton Goggins Summary: A stoner – who is in fact a government agent – is marked as a liability and targeted for extermination. But he’s too well-trained and too high for them to handle. I’ve […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Vacation Is Funnier Than Expected But Not As Funny As It Needs To Be

Review: Vacation Is Funnier Than Expected But Not As Funny As It Needs To Be

Title: Vacation Director: John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein Screenwriter: John Francis Daley (written by), Jonathan M. Goldstein (written by), and John Hughes (characters) Principal Cast: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbibns, Chris Hemsworth, and Leslie Mann Summary: Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Spy Isn’t Great But So Far It’s Best Comedy Of 2015

Review: Spy Isn’t Great But So Far It’s Best Comedy Of 2015

Title: Spy Director: Paul Feig Screenwriter: Paul Feig Principal Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, and Bobby Cannavale Summary: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. This has not been a good year for comedies […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Aloha Does Nothing Interesting With Its Impressive Cast

Review: Aloha Does Nothing Interesting With Its Impressive Cast

Title: Aloha Director: Cameron Crowe Screenplay: Cameron Crowe Principal Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin Summary: A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog assigned […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Pitch Perfect 2 Isn’t As Good As The Original But Still Worth Seeing

Review: Pitch Perfect 2 Isn’t As Good As The Original But Still Worth Seeing

Title: Pitch Perfect 2 Director Elizabeth Banks Screenwriter: Kay Cannon (written by) and Mickey Rapkin Principal Cast: Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, and Adam DeVine Summary: After a humiliating command performance at Lincoln Center, the Barden Bellas enter an international competition that no American group has ever won in order […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Hot Pursuit Is A Hot Mess

Review: Hot Pursuit Is A Hot Mess

Title: Hot Pursuit Director: Ann Fletcher Screenwriter: David Feeney and John Quaintance Principal Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vegara, Matthew De Negro, Michael Mosley, Robert Kazinsky, and Joaquin Cosio Summary: An uptight and by-the-book cop tries to protect the outgoing widow of a drug boss as they race through Texas pursued by crooked cops and murderous […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: Get Hard Thinks Prison Rape Is Hilarious

Review: Get Hard Thinks Prison Rape Is Hilarious

Title: Get Hard Director: Etan Cohen Screenwriter: Jay Martel (screenplay and story), Ian Roberts (screenplay and story), Etan Cohen (screenplay), and Adam McKay (story) Principal Cast: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Craig T. Nelson, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley Dickerson, Ariana Neal, and T.I. Summary: When millionaire James King is nailed for fraud and bound for San […]

 Xopher Reed

Hannibal Buress Lands His Own Series

Hannibal Buress Lands His Own Series

Comedian Hannibal Buress, who you might know as dentist Lincoln Rice from Comedy Central’s show “Broad City” or as Eric André’s sidekick on the Adult Swim series “The Eric André Show”, has landed his own series on Comedy Central that will air weekly starting in July. The eight-episode series will have Burress talking about current […]

 Kaitlyn Booth

Review: “Unfinished Business” Should Have Never Started

Review: “Unfinished Business” Should Have Never Started

Title: Unfinished Business Director: Ken Scott Screenwriter: Steve Conrad Principal Cast: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, Sienna Miller, Nick Frost, and James Marsden Summary: A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to lose the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes […]

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