John C. Reilly

Alliance Française French Film Festival Review: The Sisters Brothers (USA/France, 2018) is at once frustrating and fascinating

March 2, 2019

With a title like The Sisters Brothers, one would be forgiven for assuming that Jacques Audiard‘s off-centred western would be something of a comedy.  Whilst there’s moments of black humour peppered throughout Audiard’s English-language debut – which makes its inclusion in this year’s Alliance Francaise French Film Festival all the more curious – this is […]

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Film Review: Stan & Ollie (UK, 2018) doffs a bowler hat to Laurel & Hardy’s classic comedy

February 17, 2019

Some acts come as a package deal. Bert and Ernie. Batman and Robin. Tom and Jerry. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy AKA comedy duo, Laurel & Hardy, can be added to this list. The two comedians made over a hundred silent and talking films. They entertained audiences with their funny antics and slapstick for decades. […]

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Film Review: Holmes and Watson (USA, 2018) is the surprise Anti-Trump film of the holiday season

December 28, 2018

When a film doesn’t have a media preview screening, you know the confidence from the studio in its quality must be low. Following that up with a dismal score on Rotten Tomatoes (currently 6%) only seems to reinforce their fears. This year’s mainstream US holiday comedy – which in past years has included surprise hits […]

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Film Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet (USA, 2018) is more than just memes and viral videos

December 20, 2018

When 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph was released it conceptually took video game nostalgia and the joy of arcade games and brought that idea to life. This time in Ralph Breaks The Internet (aka Wreck-It Ralph 2) the sequel ups the ante by taking our two main characters from their comfortable video game realm into the much […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Little Hours (USA, 2017) is a fun, irreverent, often non-sensical comedy

June 18, 2017

Fans of off-kilter comedy should find something of value in Jeff Baena’s quirky spoof The Little Hours, a play on the 14th-century Giovanni Boccaccio novella The Decameron. With hefty doses of witchcraft, torture, and pan-sexuality peppered throughout the script, it’s not hard to see some viewers being confounded by Baena’s film just as much as those […]

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Film Review: Kong: Skull Island (USA, 2017) proves that the simplest pleasures can be the most spectacular

March 6, 2017

Monster movies were my jam back when I was a kid. Just seeing two colossal creatures beating each other with whatever environment they are in at their disposal was such an incredible delight. With fantastic examples like the various Godzilla films, King Kong films, Mighty Peking Man, The Host (2006) and War of the Gargantuas, […]

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Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are back together for Holmes and Watson

August 18, 2016

Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, co stars of Step Brothers and Taladega Nights are set to reunite to play Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick John Watson, respectively. Etan Cohen, who wrote the screenplays for Tropic Thunder and Men in Black 3 will write and direct Holmes and Watson. Cohen also directed Ferrell in Get […]

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Talking with comedian and actor Gregg Turkington about the sad life of Neil Hamburger

July 22, 2016

Amongst other things, Gregg Turkington and Tim Heidecker spoke briefly in their comedy The Comedy about what the life of Gregg’s alter ego Neil Hamburger would be like offstage. It was almost four years on when we finally got to see exactly how that life would be in his latest film, Entertainment. One time Australian Gregg […]

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Wreck-It Ralph sequel announced

July 2, 2016

The return of former bad guy turned hero Wreck-It Ralph has been announced in an untitled sequel slated for March 2018. While details of the plot are mostly unknown, early details reveal that this time Wreck-It Ralph will be wrecking the Internet. The Oscar-nominated Walt Disney Animation Studios team from the original film have added […]

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