Archive for the ‘Comedy TV & Films’ Category
Not your average wedding song is it?!?
I know I’m horribly slow to come to this realisation but after watching that I think it’s high time I got The Hangover on dvd!!
In the meantime the bloopers will keep me chuckling!
Happy Friday folks, I hope your bank holiday weekend antics don’t result in an Irish edition of ‘The Hangover’!!
As someone who has fond memories of 80′s flick ‘Weird Science’ I was really looking forward to checking out romantic comedy Ruby Sparks. Unfortunately the film failed to live up to my expectations…
Staring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan the film tells the story of Calvin Weir-Fields a young novelist who struggles with writer’s block having not written a full book since his first publication at 19 and Ruby Sparks, a woman who initially is a dream and inspires Paul Dano’s character to write about her until she eventually manifests herself fully in his life.
There are moments in the film where you will certainly laugh, most notably when Calvin first encounters Ruby, but overall the film had a melancholic feel for me. The story is well told & the chemistry between the on-screen couple is clear (the are partners in the real world also) but I would shy away from classing this as a ‘romcom’ in the traditional sense.
Ultimately there is a very sweet and idyllic happy ending to the film but it seems that the real lesson to be learned is that trying to become someone else’s ideal woman will result in misery for everyone!
If you like your romantic comedies light-hearted then this is not likely to be the film for you but the tragic tale does hold a certain charm so I hope you’ll enjoy the trailer at least!
I know I am! The 6part series was over all to quickly for my liking So to cheer myself up I’ve hunted out some of Sky1′s behind the scenes/interview videos to include here
For those of you who don’t know Moone Boy is the latest project from Chris O’Dowd (star of the IT Crowd and Bridesmaids). Set in Boyle, Co. Roscommon it is based on O’Dowd’s own childhood experiences growing up in Ireland in the late 80s/early 90s. It revolves around the life of Martin Moone( played by David Rawle), a typical rural Irish child of the times who has invented an imaginary friend ‘Seán’ (played by O’Dowd) to help him cope with the mundanities and challenges of his everyday life.
Hilarious and original The Sminky Shorts series is rapidly taking over YouTube and I’m not complaining! The series produced by Cork man Jason Sullivan (under the pseudonym Andrew James) has been viewed over 5, ooo, ooo times since his first cartoon was posted on YouTube in May of this year.
Speaking to corkman.ie Jason explains
the key to their popularity is the viewer’s ability to recognise the situations the animals find themselves in. One of the cartoons features a doting donkey fawning over an ugly foal, for example. “You would see someone talking about how cute a baby is, and it could be awful. Or with the mice, I wanted the conversation to sound like it came from any Irish funeral. It’s about relatable stuff in a different setting,” he explained.
And the cartoons are certainly relatable… I can’t help but laugh every time I watch them!