Zach Galifianakis

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  • Birdman

    Movie Review | Matt Looker | 2nd January 2015

    If I were a pretentious Film Studies student, I would discuss Birdman's importance at great length to anybody within earshot. I would write an entire thesis about the many ways in which it deconstructs the cinematic form and then I would go to parties and bore people with smug declarations like "Birdman is the best superhero movie ever made", proudly enjoying my own unique, daring perspective on the genre. Sadly, I am not a pretentious Film Studies student. I am, however, a pretentious film reviewer, so I still get to do all of those things and I don't even have to worry about getting graded afterwards. [B- for that intro - Ed]

  • The Hangover: Part III

    Movie Review | Ali | 22nd May 2013

    Only now that it has reached its merciful conclusion, we can see that The Hangover trilogy plays out a lot like a night of drunken excess. To start with, everything you say or do seems riotously funny and original. Then, as the night grows old, the attention goes to your head; you begin to repeat yourself, and your humour takes on a nasty edge. Finally, three sheets to the wind and completely intoxicated on your own brilliance, you become boorish, hateful, unnecessarily violent, idiotic and completely unrecognisable from the man you once were. That's certainly how my Saturday nights usually pan out, anyway.

  • The Campaign

    Movie Review | Matt | 23rd September 2012

    The curly-haired manchild is back! And this time there’s added The Funny One From The Hangover so this has to be the funniest comedy ever, right? Or at least the most low-brow. Hmm... or maybe just something in between those two? Yes, that’s it. That’s exactly what we have here.

  • In pictures: 7 possible plots for The Hangover: Part III

    Movie Feature | Ali | 6th June 2011

    Hollywood's most talented writers are already hard at work doing a find and replace on the script for The Hangover: Part III. Maybe they'll find some inspiration from our possible plot devices.

  • Due Date

    Movie Review | Ben | 4th November 2010

    A straight-laced businessman and chunky oddball are thrown together in unlikely circumstances to travel across the country in order to get home for a special event. What is this, 1988? While the concept may be the same, the outcome isn't. Trains, Planes and Automobiles this ain't.

  • Due Date trailer #2: Robert Downey Jr spits in a dog's face

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 17th September 2010

    Well, I don't think any of us saw that coming. Obviously you will now, but... y'know, it was surprising to me at least.

  • Dinner For Schmucks

    Movie Review | Rob | 1st September 2010

    A dinner party usually means making futile small talk with the bloke sitting opposite, struggling to figure out what fork to use first or worrying that your tie is dangling in the soup. It's a good job, then, that French director Francis Veber spiced up this meek institution by inviting a few prize idiots along for his 1998 film, Le Diner De Cons. But for those who happened to miss it - and let's face it, that's probably most of us - Jay Roach has remade it for us uncultured yobs who prefer crude gags, silly accents and Steve Carell going all out with the sillies.

  • Trailer: Due Date is The Hangover-iest movie since The Hangover

    Movie Trailer | Ali | 15th July 2010

    First trailer for Todd Phillips' new comedy, and guess what: it's mismatched oddball road trip tiiiime!

  • Up In The Air

    Movie Review | Kirsty | 14th January 2010

    Remember before pre-printed boarding passes, when you'd be queuing at check-in for 30 minutes, manically searching for your passport and tickets, only to have someone roll past you with their top-of-the line Samsonite holdall with dedicated laptop and "liquids" compartments, sail through first class check-in and security and be in their high-end Hertz hire cars before you even had your already dog-eared boarding pass in your sweaty little hand? Don't be too quick to envy their flashy suits and graphite members cards.

  • The Hangover

    Movie Review | Ali | 5th June 2009

    Rather like how the consequences of violence are rarely shown on film, nor are the consequences of heavy boozing - sure, there are countless famous movie drunks, but when was the last time you saw a 'morning after' movie? Perhaps it's because having a protagonist spend 90 minutes on the toilet isn't much fun; perhaps it's becaus...