Saturday, March 20, 2021

Breaking News in Yuba County: Movie Review

An insane dark comedy with a killer cast.
Breaking News in Yuba County is a very chaotic dark comedy that only works because of its cast. Sue Buttons (Allison Janney) is a depressed, lonely suburban wife with an awful telemarketing job, a cheating, morally-bankrupt, criminal husband, no friends who actually like her and family members who couldn’t care less about her. And today’s her birthday. Everybody forgot because nobody cares.   2021

Directed by: Tate Taylor

Screenplay by: Amanda Idoko

Starring: Allison Janney, Mila Kunis

Friday, March 12, 2021

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar: Movie Review

Unlikable, unfunny, relentless absurdity.
Apparently, I'm contrarian to some of the big releases thus far in 2021. After liking Locked Down and hating this one, I’m feeling backwards. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar isn’t funny. Ridiculous, yes; absurd, yes; silly, yes; energetic and colourful, of course. But it’s hateful not likable, too far removed from anything relatable to be funny. Comedy should have at least an element of truth, this has none, it’s pure nonsense.   2021

Directed by: Josh Greenbaum

Screenplay by: Annie Mumolo, Kristen Wiig

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Annie Mumolo