Category Archives: Dark Comedy

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

My Rating : 4.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A fantastic collection of humor, cinematography, story and acting!”

Wes Anderson heads to Europe for the first time with this Indian Paintbrush production starring Saoirse Ronan, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, and Jude Law. Gustav H., the famous concierge at a legendary hotel situated in the Alps during the 1930’s becomes the center of a farcical whirlwind of suspicion when one of his institution’s oldest and richest patrons turns up dead, and she suspiciously leaves him her most priceless work of art — a Renaissance painting of a boy with an apple.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Infuriated that she left anything of value to anyone else, the woman’s greedy and nefarious heir uses all manner of underhanded and illegal tactics to pin her death on Gustav and to silence anyone who questions his objective of inheriting every penny of her estate, leaving Gustav’s trusted lobby boy Zero to clear Gustav’s name and prove that the grand lady’s killer is none other than her own son.

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The Family (2013)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The crime family part was quite fine, but the mafia part was a little Godfather retro and I’ve no idea why.”

In the off-beat action comedy “The Family,” a mafia boss and his family are relocated to a sleepy town in France under the witness protection program after snitching on the mob.

The Family

Despite the best efforts of Agent Stansfield (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Fred Manzoni (Robert DeNiro), his wife Maggie (Michelle Pfeiffer) and their children Belle (Dianna Agron) and Warren (John D’Leo) can’t help but revert to old habits and blow their cover by handling their problems the “family” way, enabling their former mafia cronies to track them down. Chaos ensues as old scores are settled in the unlikeliest of settings in this darkly funny film by Luc Besson (Taken, Transporter).

Welcome to the Jungle (2013)

My Rating : 1.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The first 15 minutes made me feel that this was a big mistake. Why the Van Damme?”

A group of unsuspecting office workers find themselves stranded on a desert island when a corporate retreat led by unhinged former Marine Storm Rothchild (Jean-Claude Van Damme) goes horribly wrong.

Welcome to the Jungle

Now Chris (Adam Brody) and his co-workers must battle nature — and each other — to survive! Welcome to the Jungle is a hilarious journey into the heart of madness also featuring Rob Huebel, Kristen Schaal, Dennis Haysbert, and Megan Boone.

The World’s End (2013)

My Rating : 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “I don’t know why, but Simon Pegg and Nick Frost undoubtedly make a good pair in each and every alien movie they act. I love the dialogues, the delivery and every stupid comedy they come up with.” #beinghonest

Five lifelong friends reunite to complete a historic pub crawl from their youth, and find that reaching the fabled World’s End tavern will be no simple undertaking while they also fight for the future of all mankind.

The World's End

Twenty years ago, Gary King (Simon Pegg) and his pals embarked on the ultimate drinking marathon. But the beer got the best of them, and they failed to drink their final pint at the World’s End pub. Now, as die-hard rebel Gary approaches middle age, he summons his old friends back to their hometown for another round.

The World's End

With each pint down, Gary and the gang take another step toward reconciling with the past. Yet just when it starts to look like their goal is in sight, the pals realize that a much larger struggle is currently taking place, and that the future seems particularly grim — not only for them, but for the entire human race. Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike co-star in the final chapter of Edgar Wright’s “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy,” which began with 2004’s Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007’s Hot Fuzz.

Stand Up Guys (2013)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “3 big old actors performing on one big screen is truly a feast to the mind and soul!!”

Val (Al Pacino) is released from prison after serving twenty-eight years for refusing to give up one of his close criminal associates. His best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) is there to pick him up, and the two soon re-team with another old pal, Hirsch (Alan Arkin).

Stand Up Guys

Their bond is as strong as ever, and the three reflect on freedom lost and gained, loyalties ebbed and flowed, and days of glory gone by. But one of the friends is keeping a dangerous secret- he’s been put in an impossible quandary by a former mob boss, and his time to find an acceptable alternative is running out.

Stand Up Guys

As the sun rises on the guys’ legendary reunion, their position becomes more and more desperate and they finally confront their past once and for all.

Horrible Bosses (2011)

My Rating : 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “The plot is something new and the cast was amazing. There were some places where stuff went out of pace!”

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable bosses (Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Aniston) into dust.

Horrible Bosses

Quitting is not an option, so, with the benefit of a few-too-many drinks and some dubious advice from a hustling ex-con (Jamie Foxx), the three friends devise a convoluted and seemingly foolproof plan to rid themselves of their respective employers… permanently. There’s only one problem: even the best laid plans are only as foolproof as the brains behind them.

The Hangover 2 (2011)

My Rating : 2.5/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “Never expect for more. H2 is slow, more violent and vulgar. There is no element of surprise at all.”

In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu’s wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch.

The Hangover 2

However, things don’t always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can’t even be imagined.

Four Lions (2010)

My Rating : 4/5 STAR
MovieStudio Quote >> “The movie is the truth, but it’s so funny to be seriously true. See it.!”

Four Lions tells the story of a group of British jihadists who push their abstract dreams of glory to the breaking point. As the wheels fly off, and their competing ideologies clash, what emerges is an emotionally engaging (and entirely plausible) farce.

Four Lions

In a storm of razor-sharp verbal jousting and large-scale set pieces, Four Lions is a comic tour de force; it shows that-while

Four Lions

terrorism is about ideology-it can also be about idiots.

Death at a Funeral (2010)

My Rating: 3.5/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “Laughed my lungs out, a must see dark comedy!”

Directed by Neil LaBute, “Death at a Funeral” is a hilarious day in the life of an American family come together to put a beloved husband and father to rest.

Death at a Funeral

Death at a Funeral

As mourners gather at the family home, shocking revelations, festering resentments, ugly threats, blackmail and a misdirected corpse unleash lethal and riotous mayhem. Remake of the 2007 British film of the same name.


Mini’s First Time (2006)

My Rating: 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “A sensual dark comedy with brilliant performances by Alec and Nikki!”

“Mini’s First Time,” starring Nikki Reed, proves that having it all comes at a steep price. Mini has a deep loathing for her embittered gold digging mother, Diane (Carrie-Anne Moss). But, Mini has an idea: she is going to follow in the footsteps of her dear mother and get what she wants, when she wants it.

Mini's First Time

The first and most important step is becoming the apple of her very rich stepfather’s (Alec Baldwin) eye. With a little coaxing, she persuades him that life would be a lot more fun without mom around.