The Nutty Professor (1963) – Jerry Lewis

The next mad scientist film up for viewing in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book is this classic 60s comedy starring and directed by Jerry Lewis. I remember seeing this one when I was a kid, when our base theater used to have Saturday matinees and this was one of the titles I saw…

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967) – Roman Polanski

Originally known as Dance of the Vampire’s Roman Polanski’s horror comedy is the next film in the Vampire section of DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies, written by legendary director John Landis. With the snow covered Alps standing in for Transylvania, and some nicely designed gothic castle sets, Polanski plays with the cliches of the…

Irma la Douce (1963) – Billy Wilder

Today, I continue with the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book following the recommendation of Some Like It Hot. So I dug into another Billy Wilder film that I had often heard of, but never seen Irma la Douce. Starring Shirley MacLaine in the titular role and the hilarious Jack…

Tag (2018) – Blu-Ray Review

Hitting blu-ray and DVD today from Warner Brothers is Tag, the new comedy starring Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher and Jeremy Renner. Based loosely on a true story, which is hilarious and entertaining in its own right, Helms, Renner and Hamm along side Jake Johnson and Hannibal Buress play childhood friends that have been…

Jerry Lewis: 10 Films Collection

No matter one’s opinion of Jerry Lewis, you can’t deny he had an effect on slapstick, and comedy during the 50s and 60s. Paramount Pictures now releases a ten movie collection spanning that era that showcases Lewis’ talent both in front of and behind the camera in a set that shares some of his classic…

Play It Again, Sam (1972) – Herbert Ross

I’ve never been a fan of Woody Allen, so I was reticent to settle in to watch Herbert Ross’ adaptation of Allen’s own play, which he also penned the screenplay for, and stars in. Still, it is the next title on the What Else to Watch list in DK Canada’s The Movie Book following its…

Toronto After Dark 2017: Eat Local(s) – Jason Flemyng

At 7pm tonight at Scotiabank Theatre, Toronto After Dark is hosting the Toronto premiere of Eat Local(s). A fun vampire romp that is sure to please audiences, the cast is stacked with recognisable faces and names, Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Mackenzie Crook (The Office), Eve Myles (Torchwood), Freema Agyeman (Doctor Who), Dexter Fletcher (Band of Brothers)…

Fringe Toronto: Swordplay – A Play of Swords

This festival has seen one night constantly topping the next, as I juggle job, studio, blogging and shows… Last night’s performance at the Al Green Theatre by the Sex T-Rex company was ingenious, filled with belly-busting, slow-motion, high-flying physical comedy in all the things we hold true in terms of sword stories, be it fantasy…

What’s Up, Doc? (1972) – Peter Bogdanovich

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for Some Like It Hot is this zany madcap comedy set in San Francisco and starring Barbara Streisand and Ryan O’Neal. Hanging the slightest of story threads on the concept of four identical overnight bags, and four adjoining hotel rooms, this one…

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) – Tom Shadyac

Jim Carrey stars in this final recommendation from Monsieur Hulot in Great Movies – 100 Years of Film. It has been almost 20 years since I last saw this film, and at the time I had grown so tired of it, because it was played constantly in the video store I worked in. Played so…