Category: Comedy

Summary:  A translator working for the police gets involved in the other side of drug dealing.

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates: TBA

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: France

Director: Jean-Paul Salome

Screenwriter: Hannelore Cayre, Jean-Paul Salome

Cast: Mourad Boudaoud (Chocapic), Iris Bry (Hortense Portefeux), Jeanne Deprez (Fatou), Hippolyte Girardot (Philippe), Rachid Guellaz (Scotch), Yasin Houicha (Afid), Isabelle Huppert (Patience Portefeux), Dominique Jaayr (Mme Leger), Edouard Malreiu (Paul), Henry Malreiu (Paul), Salah Maouassa (Reda), Rebecca Marder (Gabrielle Portefeux), Nadja Nguyen (Colette Fo), Farida Ouchani (Kadidja), Raphael Quenard (Mika), Lilane Rovere (Mme Portefeux), Yann Sundberg (Fredo), Abbe Zahmani (Mohamed)

Running Time: 104 mins

Classification: M (Australia)

OUR THE GODMOTHER REVIEWS

David Griffiths and Kyle McGrath’s The Godmother Review:

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

Kyle’s Rating Out Of 5:

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Mama Weed (2020) on IMDb

Other Subculture The Godmother Reviews:

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Welcome to the Jam!  NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter

This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before.  It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

Summary:  A chaotic battle ensues between Jerry Mouse, who has taken refuge in the Royal Gate Hotel, and Tom Cat, who is hired to drive him away before the day of a big wedding arrives.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates: 1st April 2021 (Australia), 26th February 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 25th March 2021 (USA)

Country: UK, USA

Director: Tim Story

Screenwriter: Kevin Costello

Cast: Janis Ahern (Mrs. Jacobson), Daniel Adegboyega (Gavin the Doorman), Camilla Arfwedson (Linda Perrybottom), Jordan Bolger (Cameron), Joe Buck (himself), Bobby Cannavale (Spike (voice)), Ajay Chhabra (Mr Mehta), Christina Chong (Lola), Somi De Souza (Mrs Mehta), Rob Delaney (Mr. Dubros), Eleanor Fanyinka (Sadie (voice)), Patsy Ferran (Joy The Bell Girl), Spank Horton (Ash (voice)), Nicky Jam (Butch (voice)), Ken Jeong (Chef Jackie), Colin Jost (Ben), Edward Judge (Leo The Sous Chef), Lil Rel Howery (Angel/Devil (voice)), Na’im Lynn (Meathead (voice)), Chloe Grace Moretz (Kayla), Michael Pena (Terrence), Patrick Poletti (Mr. Jacobson Snr.), Harry Ratchford (Topsy (voice)), Bernardo Santos (Aaron Merritt), Pallavi Sharda (Preeta), Joey Wells (Lightning (voice))

Running Time: 101 mins

Classification: G (Australia), PG (UK), PG (USA)

OUR TOM AND JERRY REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Tom And Jerry Review:

When I first heard that a new Tom & Jerry movie was on the way, my first thought was – how could this possibly work? Yes the mischievous mouse and cat have been entertaining audiences for over 70 years, but I have come to realise over recent years that what the new generation finds funny compared to what I found funny as a child 30 years ago is vastly different. So, I’ll be completely honest – I thought the chances of this being a Tom & Jerry film that would appeal to all ages was next to zero.

But I am happy to say that I am going to have to eat my words with this one because director/screenwriter Tim Story (Fantastic Four) has created a world for Tom and Jerry that I am sure even their creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera would be very proud of.

The key thing to making Story’s version of Tom & Jerry work is that he has made it universal and timeless. As usual Tom chases Jerry right around the city and Jerry finds himself moving into the Royal Gate Hotel just as the world’s most popular couple, Preeta (Pallavi Sharada – Lion) and Ben (Colin JostHow To Be Single), have arrived at the Hotel in preparation for their wedding.

The approaching wedding has the Hotel’s Events Manager, Terence (Michael Pena – Ant-Man), completely stressed out and he not impressed when his boss, Mr Dubros (Rob Delaney – Deadpool 2), hires the very inexperienced Kayla (Chloe Grace Moretz – Kick-Ass) to help him out.

Adding to Terence’s stress is the fact that suddenly he has the crazy pair of Tom and Jerry running around the hotel and fighting at every opportunity, just when he wants everything to be perfect. Despite him predicting it will end in disaster he can only sit back and watch as Kayla drums up a plan to hire Tom to try and capture Jerry.

There is a tonne of fun and comedy throughout the film but what impressed me the most was how Tim Story managed to mix old with new. The old school animation that brings Tom, Jerry and a cast of other animals including the famous bulldog Spike (Bobby Cannavale – Blue Jasmine), to life is mixed well with the modern day shots – so well in fact that the only film I think I ever seen that has such a seamless animation and real life mix is Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Likewise the story itself. This is a timeless tale, the events that happen at the Hotel could easily have happened in the 1930s and that is one of the reasons why the characters of Tom and Jerry slip so well into this ‘new world’. Even the hotel itself looks like it has been plucked from a 1930s film noir flick so again lends itself to the world of Tom and Jerry perfectly.

As a storyteller Story also comes to the fore with his characters. Dubros and Terence are perfectly over-acted and enhanced while the smart Kayla is written as a strong and caring lead that the audience quickly wants to support. Story has even written Preeta and Ben in such a way that they are likable, move the story along but never over-stay their welcome or over-shadow the characters that are the centre-piece to the plot. The only character I feel Story should have done more with was Chef Jackie who is seriously under-used especially given that he has played by comedic genius Ken Jeong (Community) but still does very little to move the story along.

That is the only blemish though when it comes to the acting. Moretz quickly shows the audience that she can add comedy to the list of things that she excels while Pena again does what he did in Dora The Explorer and brings his A-Game to a family film. It probably doesn’t look like it on paper but Moretz and Pena are the perfect comedy duo here are one of the reasons why the film works so well.

Tom & Jerry goes very close to being the perfect family film – funny throughout and sensitive when it needs to be this is the kind of film that will be loved by any generation of the family. For kids it is something new and fresh and for Mum and Dad (and even Grandpa and Grandma) this is a trip down memory lane with a modern twist. I still can’t believe I am saying this but you will find very few films as enjoyable as Tom & Jerry this year.

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

Kyle McGraths’ Tom And Jerry Review:

Kyle’s Rating Out Of 5:

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Tom and Jerry (2021) on IMDb

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Summary:  Sometimes the past comes back to bite you. Two rival mob families are transferred from the Witness Protection Agency by mistake to same city, Temecula, CA.

Year: 2021

Cinema Release Dates: 30th March 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: TBA

Country: USA

Director: Andy Palmer

Screenwriter: Carlos Alazraqui, Jill-Michele Melean

Cast: Carlos Alazraqui (Mr. Serrelli), Gregory R. Armstrong (Dante), Robert Belushi (Carlo), Ryan Bottiglier (Pauly), Paula Cale (Mrs. Miola), Michael G. Canaan (Joey), Erik Chavarria (Ramon), Monique Coleman (Rose), Vince Donvito (Vince), Bret Ernst (Dominic), Anne Girard (Rhonda Perris), Erinn Hayes (Patricia), Maurice LaMarche (Mr Miola), Jill-Michele Melean (Gina), Scott Parkin (Brett Jenkins), Robert Peters (Mr. Jordesman), Joseph D. Reitman (Mario), Roger Rignack (Father Mike), Henrik Rutgerson (Clarence), Zack Scheerer (Mickey), Tara Strong (Filomena), Sandra Valls (Mrs. Morelli), Greg Anthony Williams (Anthony), Holly Wortell (Mrs. Jordesman)

Running Time: 81 mins

Classification: TBC

OUR WITNESS INFECTION REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Witness Infection Review:

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

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Witness Infection (2021) on IMDb

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Louise Linton’s comedy thriller, Me You Madness, starring Gossip Girl heart throb Ed Westwick, will be released on Digital Download in the UK & Ireland on 19th April by ILY Films. 

Me You Madness is Linton’s first experience of writing and directing. She also stars, playing Catherine Black; a ruthlessly ambitious, intelligent and successful business woman who happens to also be gorgeous. She lives a life of luxury: architectural dream house in Malibu, exclusive designer fashions, fast cars and exquisite jewelry. She has no need for a man except to satisfy her natural serial killer instinct. 

When Tyler (Ed Westwick), a petty thief, responds to her online roommate ad, he thinks he’s struck a goldmine. He has no idea after a night of partying and passion that he is really just on the menu as her next victim. Things go according to plan, until Tyler falls for Catherine (Louise Linton). For the first time in her life, she also starts to fall for him. Catherine’s life may change until Tyler discovers the freezer filled with the severed heads and limbs of her previous dates. She must decide whether to kill Tyler to protect her secret, or start a new life worth living with a man. 

Louise Linton says, “This film is a very self-aware, playful and colorful homage to the 80’s and to the films that inspired me such as ‘Flash Dance’, ‘Footloose’, and ‘Dirty Dancing’. It is glamorous and consummately willful in its decadent style and neon aesthetic. It is heavily driven with dance-along 80’s hits, choreography, fight sequences, and beautiful locations. My hope for this film is that it makes people laugh at a time when we could all use some more laughter in our lives.” 

Prepare for some serious serious fun this spring. Me You Madness will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sky Store, Sony, TalkTalk in the UK and Ireland on 19th April.

Welcome to the Jam!  NBA champion and global icon LeBron James goes on an epic adventure alongside timeless Tune Bugs Bunny with the animated/live-action event “Space Jam: A New Legacy,” from director Malcolm D. Lee and an innovative filmmaking team including Ryan Coogler and Maverick Carter

This transformational journey is a manic mashup of two worlds that reveals just how far some parents will go to connect with their kids. When LeBron and his young son Dom are trapped in a digital space by a rogue A.I., LeBron must get them home safe by leading Bugs, Lola Bunny and the whole gang of notoriously undisciplined Looney Tunes to victory over the A.I.’s digitized champions on the court: a powered-up roster of professional basketball stars as you’ve never seen them before. 

It’s Tunes versus Goons in the highest-stakes challenge of his life, that will redefine LeBron’s bond with his son and shine a light on the power of being yourself. The ready-for-action Tunes destroy convention, supercharge their unique talents and surprise even “King” James by playing the game their own way.

Summary: After unearthing a gem that controls an evil monster looking to destroy the Universe, a young girl and her brother use it to make him do their bidding.

Year: 2020

Cinema Release Dates: 22nd January 2021 (USA)

VOD Release Dates: 3rd March 2021 (Australia)

Country: Canada

Director: Steve Kostanski

Screenwriter: Steve Kostanski

Cast: Jayson Alexander (Hugh), Rick Amsbury (Dennis), Adam Brooks (Greg), Alex Chung (Darkscream), Scout Flint (Alastair), Alexis Kara Hancey (Susan), Nitta-Josee Hanna (Mimi), Robert Homer (Vince/Zombie Cop), Matthew Kennedy (Kortex), Asuka Kurosawa (Witchmaster), Kristen MacCulloch (Pandora), Owen Myre (Luke), Matthew Ninaber (Psycho Goreman), Roxine Latoya Plummer (Human Pandora), Reese Presley (Chad), Conor Sweeney (Maddox/Cassius 3000), Anna Tierney (Pandora (voice)), Steven Vlahos (Psycho Goreman (voice)), Stuart Wellington (Tubeman (voice), Kenneth Welsh (Narrator/Judicator)

Running Time: 95 mins

Classification: MA15+ (Australia)

OUR PSYCHO GOREMAN REVIEWS

David Griffiths’ Psycho Goreman Review:

Dave’s rating Out Of 5

Average Subculture Rating:

IMDB Rating:

Psycho Goreman (2020) on IMDb

Other Subculture Psycho Goreman Reviews:

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