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Maya Rudolph

The Nut Job (2014)

It seems strange to me that, despite the fantastic increase in quality of animation, many animated movies now can still be deemed a success if they're made cheaply enough and then released at the right time. The Nut Job, as I write this,…

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Remember a while ago when I grudgingly gave Grown Ups 4/10? If you've forgotten what I had to say about it then check out the review here. And then forget it. Because my good nature is being sorely tested lately, predominantly by people who…

The Way, Way Back (2013)

The Way, Way Back is yet another coming-of-age story, this time about a fourteen year old who is dragged to his mum’s boyfriend’s beach house for some Summer family bonding. Stuck in his socially awkward skin and rejected by his (fairly…

Friends With Kids (2011)

Not interesting enough to be an enjoyable drama and certainly not funny enough to be an enjoyable comedy, I started to wonder about Friends With Kids as soon as the end credits rolled. Just who was it aimed at? Who came up with the idea and…

Friends With Kids (2011)

‘Making a decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body’ Author-Elizabeth Stone This is exactly the decision that Jason Fryman (Adam Scott) and Julie Keller…

Bridesmaids (2011)

When Bridesmaids was first released, I heard lots of grumbles that it was the female take on The Hangover, that would never quite hit the same mark.  Whoever grumbled that, cannot have watched Bridesmaids as, apart from being just as…

Bridesmaids (2011)

In a year of disappointing blockbusters, superhero films muscling in on each other for box office supremacy and comedies with a distinct lack of big laughs, Bridesmaids proves to be the perfect antidote. It’s a “chick flick” that will…

Zookeeper (2011)

Anyone who has already seen, and groaned at, the trailer for Zookeeper will know what to expect from this dismal comedy starring Kevin James. It’s extremely dumb, absolutely unbelievable and pretty unfunny for most of its runtime. James…