Author: Dan Woburn

Reviews

Sleeping With Other People (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Director Leslye Headland, whose last effort Bachelorette played out like a highly cynical version of Bridesmaids, is back with her own 21st Century version of When Harry Met Sally. Sleeping With Other People bears a lot of similarities to Rob Reiner’s late 80s classic romcom, and it’s not a bad thing.

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Reviews

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The very simple premise of this horror comedy is also the name on the tin. Childhood friends Ben (Sheridan), Carter (Miller) and Augie (Morgan) are boy scouts who become embroiled in a zombie apocalypse upon returning to civilisation from a campout with their sad-act Scout Leader Rogers (David Koechner, having a lot of fun). There’s more to the plot than this, including classic teen movie vibes involving Ben and Carter wanting to ditch Scouts

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DVD/Blu Ray

Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series (15) | Home Ents Review

Parks and Recreation, or Parks & Rec as it’s lovingly known by both its hardcore fanbase and those who would prefer to save literally, one second, is one of the greatest sitcoms to grace television screens in the last twenty years, easy. Documented not by how it bulldozed audience viewing figures, or netted its stars one mil per episode (ahem, Friends), but by its consistent resilience not only by being “on the bubble” for six seasons – wherein a show doesn’t really warrant renewing, due to dwindling audience figures, yet US television network NBC believed in it anyway – but by permeating itself in the zeitgeist where you least expected it to.

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