Campaign India Team
Apr 24, 2010

Tickle your funny bone this weekend with two comedy flicks

Two comedy flicks release this weekend including Bollywood's Housefull and Hollywood's Hot Tub Time Machine. For those who are animation fans, there are two options to choose from including Fly me to the moon and Astroboy.New releases-Bollywood

Tickle your funny bone this weekend with two comedy flicks

Two comedy flicks release this weekend including Bollywood's Housefull and Hollywood's Hot Tub Time Machine. For those who are animation fans, there are two options to choose from including Fly me to the moon and Astroboy.

New releases-Bollywood

Housefull

It's literally slapstick humour, with a lot of slaps flying around between simians and humans, humans and humans. Nevertheless, it makes you laugh, provided you don't go looking for artistry and intelligence. Also, you'll find the usual jokes about homosexuality and Gujarati incredulousness, made famous by Kal Ho Na Ho. The Times of India

In a quest for true love, the movie Housefull will take you to hilarious and confusing comedy.
If you are expecting unusual, unexpected and unique kind of comedy, you will be definitely disappointed. In one word you can say that movie is very much similar to Hindi film ‘All The Best’. Samay Live
 

View the trailer here

Chase


Chase is a thriller which goes low on the thrill quotient. So much so, it tends to lose you midway, majorly due to its thin storyline, its lacklustre lead act (both Udita and Anuj seem uninvolved in the supposed high drama around them) and its thin editing. The Times of India

None of the technical departments impress much. Vijay Verma’s music too has no recall value. The title song seems to be lifted from BEP’s Pump It.
Chase is one of those utterly forgettable films that keep releasing at regular intervals in Bollywood and are the reason why the flop ratio in the industry is so high. So just don’t even bother to waste your efforts of going to the cinema hall for this one. Thaindian

View the trailer here

New releases-Hollywood

Astroboy


The animation and production value in “Astro Boy” is one of the best in Hollywood. And unlike other animation films, this is not just a comedy for children, but has dark undertone handled simply and sensitively that both instructs and entertains. Thaindian

Initially, Astro Boy takes a little too long trying to establish the father-son and father-robot dynamics, when it should be fast-forwarding to the action. When the action does get going, however, the movie is consistently engrossing. Hollywood

View the trailer here

Hot Tub Time Machine


The comic timing and brilliant dialogues are a laugh riot. The situations they fall in and the petty things they decide to change is rib tickling. The errors of the past that they try to repeat will not go amiss. The director catches the mood of the 80’s. IBNlive

Get all the fun of a spring break binge without the hangover courtesy of the very funny '80s rewind of "Hot Tub Time Machine." This kitschy trip down memory lane features John Cusack as a fortysomething underachiever who makes a return trip to a fondly remembered ski lodge of his debauched youth with BFFs, played by Rob Corddry and Craig Robinson, and his nerdy nephew (Clark Duke). LA Times

View the trailer here

Fly Me to the moon


“Fly Me to the Moon” bills itself as the first animated feature created expressly for 3-D. As these things go, this one goes well enough: the 3-D effects are sophisticated and incorporated into the overall design of the picture rather than trumpeted by random, poke-in-the-eye flourishes, although the movie does have an annoying habit of sneezing and burping in your face. NY Times

All in all, this is a wonderfully valuable animated film that will engage kids more than adults, but it certainly isn't boring, in fact, the time flew by. The fight sequences are too long and contrived, and a lot of the script is weak, but the voice talent is superb (especially Christopher Lloyd as "Grampa," the lovely Nicolette Sheridan as "Nadia," legendary British actor Tim Curry as evil "Yegor" and the young fly trio voices) and the 3D effects are incredible. Universe Today
View the trailer here

DVD Recommendation

For those who are looking to stay indoors this weekend, laze around the house with some popcorn and a DVD of Iron Man.

Iron Man

With Iron Man 2 just around the corner, we reckon you have some catching up to do if you haven’t seen the first part yet. Watch it even if you have, because Jon Favreau’s masala-loaded interpretation of the comic book hero is impressive and highly entertaining. Robert Downey Jr is pure class in this one. (Recommendation by Yooti Bhansali, features editor, Stuff India)

View the trailer here

 

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