[Movie Review] The Dish

Starring: Sam Neill, Kevin Harrington, Tom Long, Patrick Warburton, Roy Billing Director: Rob Sitch Genre: Comedy Cert: 12 Released: 2000 I seem to have an attraction this week to 1960s US government-based stories being dramatised on celluloid. Following my review elsewhere on the site of “Thirteen Days”, we now take a peak into the unlikely […]

[Movie Review] One Night At McCool's

Starring: Liv Tyler, Matt Dillon, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, Michael Douglas, Andrew Dice Clay, Reba McEntire Director: Harald Zwart Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 2001 When you decide to go see a film with Liv Tyler that is already immortalised by a car-washing scene where she sprays herself more than the car, you probably get […]

[Movie Review] O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, John Goodman, Tim Blake Nelson, Charles Durning, Holly Hunter Director: Joel Coen Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 2000 Sentenced to hard labour for a daring armoured car robbery, Ulysses Everett McGill (Clooney), convinces fellow convicts Pete (Turturro) and Delmar (Nelson) to escape with him and find the loot that he […]

[Movie Review] Man on the Moon

Starring: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Schiavelli, Jerry Lawler Director: Milos Forman Genre: Drama Cert: 15 Released: 1999 Andy Kaufman was as enigmatic as a comic can get. The off-beat performer was born in 1949, but died of lung cancer in 1984. This bio-pic, starring Jim Carrey in the lead role, […]

[Movie Review] The Waterboy

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk Director: Frank Coraci Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1998 All football players need water. And behind all good water is a good waterboy. Or so the saying goes. Bobby Boucher (Sandler) is one of the best waterboys around. However, the team he works for don’t have […]

[Movie Review] American Beauty

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Peter Gallagher, Scott Bakula Director: Sam Mendes Genre: Comedy Cert: 18 Released: 1999 Lester Burnham (Spacey) searches for some form of happiness in his life in “American Beauty”. He’s an average, middle-class American who has worked hard in his job for 14 years. The result of […]

[Movie Reviews] Wag the Dog

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary Director: Barry Levinson Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1997 There is not too much more to be said about the premise of “Wag the Dog” that hasn’t been said already in light of unmentionable goings-on at the White House. Conrad Brean (DeNiro) is a Presedential […]

[Movie Review] Fever Pitch

Starring: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell Director: David Evans Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1997 Being a suffering Tottenham fan, the last thing I want to get entertainment from is one of the centuries most exciting football moments featuring my arch-rivals, Arsenal. This film is based on the book by Arsenal fan, Nick Hornby, which chronicled […]

[Movie Review] Mad Dog Time (Trigger Happy – UK)

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Dreyfuss, Diane Lane, Ellen Barkin, Burt Reynolds, Gregory Hines, Kyle MacLachlan, Diane Lane, Billy Drago, Richard Pryor Director: Larry Bishop Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1996 Mickey Holliday (Goldblum) is as cool as you like. He’s quick on the trigger, he’s a hit with the ladies and he’s got […]

[Movie Review] The Frighteners

Starring: Michael J Fox, Jake Busey, Dee Wallace Director: Peter Jackson Genre: Comedy Cert: 15 Released: 1996 There are many questions that need answering but none more so than, “why does Michael J Fox still look about 12 years old”? Well he doesn’t really look 12 but the man seems to bathe in the fountain […]